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Upgrading a HP Pro 3125

Q: Upgrading a HP Pro 3125

Got this machine as a sort of a project..I use my laptop for workand general computing..just wondered could I get this machine up to a decent spec to play games?

above is a link with its current spec apart from memory I upgraded it to 4mb.. is this machine able to run a good high end graphics card I have been looking at the radeon hd7750.. dont want to buy it if its useless on my machine?

thanks in advandce for any help


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A: Upgrading a HP Pro 3125

I wouldn't waste money on it. WHy do you need graphics card? The specs are super-old, but you can still use it for desktop use .
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Welcome to TSG!

From that first pic it seems you are low on RAM.
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Mom will be set for a little while with a rig like that. At least 2-3 years, I would imagine.
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From the Service Manual: No SODIMM slots - not customer accessible / upgradeable I could not say it any more clearly. Sorry.
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A:Upgrading to an SSD

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A:Upgrading my ram!

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Bumping.. Help please!
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A:upgrading ram help!

I suggest you scan your system with the Crucial tool ( RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, flash cards, SSD at ). That will tell you what your options are and even give you prices. But it does not hurt to shop around although Crucial is usually pretty competitive.
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I want to upgrade my pc to be able to play Warframe on high settings with good fps. Right now im gettings 50-60fps on low settings.I think the only problem in my pc is the graphics card. My motherboard isn't that good and it doesn't support any good graphics card. What do you guys think about this MSI N730K-1GD5LP/OC GeForce GT 730 1GB 64-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card -

My Pc Specs
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GT 610
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-4300 Quad Core Processor
Ram: 8gb
Motherboard: ga-78lmt-usb3

A:Need help with upgrading my pc.

Hey Box !

That board isn't the newest on the market but, it's not that bad either for what you intend on doing.

I would make sure the drivers for the board are up to date BUT, be weary of updating the BIOS unless
really necessary : (board stability / updates performance)

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-78LMT-USB3 (rev. 4.1)

Click on Support & Downloads.

That GPU is about the best it will take as far as Express slot goes.
I tried to find something in the same interface (PCIe x 2.0) but, it is the better of the ones I looked at.
Good core clock and GDDR5. Others were either lower clocks and /or GDDR3 so, go with this one.

Make sure the PSU can handle the power demands of this new GPU as well. A 450 Watt should be
enough to get you going.

If your looking to improve your gaming experience and if the budget permits, I would consider
upgrading the CPU to FX 6300. This would make a noticeable difference plus it's overclockable.
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Hi guys. I have a MSI K9A2 CF motherboard and was wondering if you guys can answer a few questions for me. Right now i have a quad core AMD Phenom II 9500 cpu, which is a AM2+ chip set. I wanna get the AMD Phenom II X4 965, but that is a AM3 chip set. I wanna know if i can put that onto my existing motherboard.

A:Upgrading my cpu

According to the CPU support list,

MSI Global ? Computer, Laptop, Notebook, Desktop, Mainboard, Graphics and more

yes. Just need to have the 7388v18 bios.