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Upgrade existing or build new?

8 hours ago, PNG said:

Hey, thanks for the help mate. I really appreciate it. I'll consider the options.

However, I do want an answer to my first question at least. Can I get some help with that?

No Xeon is worth it that is that old. 

 

You will need to change windows liscence to the 64 bit to make use of more Ram.

 

PSU you would need ive allready mentioned.

 

You are better off getting something third gen and adding from there.

 

What are you going to use the PC for

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My old Lenovo desktop PC, which intrigued me now, which I found out is an Ideapad K200, needs to be upgraded to make it survive another 10 years. It's built on an LGA 775 socket (which is the main reason I'm asking questions here), with an Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 CPU @ 2.2 GHz, 2GB DDR2 RAM, Nvidia Geforce 210.

I have attached a CPU-Z datasheet which tells its specifications in detail

 

I have NEVER ever built a PC till now. So, there's no experience. But I do know that upgrading to an SSD will bump my performance.

 

There are some basic questions that I need to ask.

  1. My PC tells me that it's a 32-bit PC but checking on Intel's website it tells me it has a 64-bit instruction set. So what is it?
  2. Can I possibly upgrade to a more powerful chip on the same mobo? Is there any available-in-market, top-notch processor (like a Xeon) that I can install? (My own research narrowed down the options though). I can't find what's compatible with my motherboard.
  3. Can I install more RAM (or Possibly DDR3) if I upgrade to a 64-bit processor?
  4. Power supply needed for the upgrade.

OR

 

You want to tell me that I should scrap the system and build a new one.

In that case, it will be a budget build. $200-$250 budget. A nice mobo-CPU-cooler-PowerSupply combination suggestion will be needed. 

Thank you for your time!

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1 hour ago, GoldenLag said:

This. But don't get that SFF PC, that power supply and GPU doesn't fit in it.


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1 minute ago, Pasi123 said:

This. But don't get that SFF PC, that power supply and GPU doesn't fit in it.

you are more or less forced to run it outside of the case due to inverted motherboard layout not to mention room. so yes, its not great, but its what you get to work with. 

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19 hours ago, GoldenLag said:

Hey, thanks for the help mate. I really appreciate it. I'll consider the options.

However, I do want an answer to my first question at least. Can I get some help with that?

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1 hour ago, PNG said:

Hey, thanks for the help mate. I really appreciate it. I'll consider the options.

However, I do want an answer to my first question at least. Can I get some help with that?

 

 

Edit: sorry i dont have time to i wrote that in a hurry. I might get back to you in about 6 hours or something

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8 hours ago, PNG said:

Hey, thanks for the help mate. I really appreciate it. I'll consider the options.

However, I do want an answer to my first question at least. Can I get some help with that?

No Xeon is worth it that is that old. 

 

You will need to change windows liscence to the 64 bit to make use of more Ram.

 

PSU you would need ive allready mentioned.

 

You are better off getting something third gen and adding from there.

 

What are you going to use the PC for

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4 hours ago, GoldenLag said:

No Xeon is worth it that is that old. 

 

You will need to change windows liscence to the 64 bit to make use of more Ram.

 

PSU you would need ive allready mentioned.

 

You are better off getting something third gen and adding from there.

 

What are you going to use the PC for

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Ok. So you mean to say that I can run 64-bit windows on this system. Right?

 

3rd Gen is good.

 

Use: Nothing much. Casual stuff. Imagine doing stuff on a 2nd Gen Core i3 laptop. Browsing - Light Gaming - documenting. This PC is old. I mean if it had been a 64-bit, quad-core CPU, I wouldn't have bothered. Then I would have installed more RAM and an SSD and better GPU and it would have felt better/newer that way.

 

It will be scrapped now or then. I was looking for a chance, to give it more years to live. Otherwise, only installing an SSD and a 32-bit Linux distro was the best option I had thought.

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Also, I can learn a thing or two about building PCs, and CPUs and motherboards and hardware and software via this.😁

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On 11/9/2018 at 4:08 AM, GoldenLag said:

you are more or less forced to run it outside of the case due to inverted motherboard layout not to mention room. so yes, its not great, but its what you get to work with. 

You can get a mini tower for nearly the same price that will accept an ATX PSU and a full-size GPU.


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Asus Sabertooth X58, Xeon X5680 @4.0Ghz, NZXT Kraken x61, 24Gb Klevv 1600mhz, MSI GTX 1080 Armor,

Seasonic SSR-550rm, Toshiba 1TB HDD, Silicon Power 120Gb SSD, Rosewill Stryker M

 

Dell Optiplex 790, i7-2600, 16GB, Gigabyte Windforce GTX 960 4GB OC, Corsair CX550M 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey, thank you all for clearing my queries. I think I may have got my answer.

And sorry if I've wasted any of your time!

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