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Old 01-17-2012, 08:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Video Card upgrade for a HP

For the CPU, I would assume that the following would work. - Intel Pentium E5700 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80571E5700
However, your motherboard specification provider, HP is a bit elusive in the motherboard details. I believe that the processor above will work, but I can't guarantee it.

Upgrading RAM is likely a must. The following should work. - Kingston 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 400 (PC2 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR400D2N3K2/2G

You likely need a video card, along with (as mentioned) a better power supply. This is where it gets tricky. Your motherboard only supports PCI. A long dead socket for video cards. This causes the video cards for normal PCI (NOT PCIe) to be expensive and low performing in todays market.
The following video card will likely work, but I'm not entirely sure. I am not very knowledgeable on PCI video cards. - JATON VIDEO-498PCI-DLP GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Low Profile Ready Video Card

The following power supply should work. Assuming that your case follows ATX standards and does not use proprietary power connections. - Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3 Power Supply

The total comes to around $240.
I would recommend trying a RAM upgrade first if you decide to upgrade your old system.
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