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Looking for a good CPU/mobo deal

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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
Hi all, my parents Sony PC is in need of a bit of an overhaul.

From what i could gather opening it up and looking at it, shes running:
P4 CPU at 2.4 GHz, on a Sony branded motherboard.
1GB RAM (2x512MB)
2 IDE hard drives
Nvidia Ti4200 LOL
Think the PSU is like 185W also LOL

I was thinking of a new motherboard, CPU, RAM, PSU and possibly hard-drives and graphics card.

Dont really want to spend too much, they dont use it for anything past internet explorer and word etc.

So, any good deals on a Core 2 Duo CPU and compatible mobo just now?

I have a small amount of experience in building desktops (have helped a friend), so if there are any other tips which you think will be useful, fire away!!
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Hello

What s the problem?

If all they do is surf the net and word that will be fine IMO. Maybe run ccleaner to clean the registry and clear out the old temp files. I'd alos check for malware with spyware search and destroy.
#2
>I was thinking of a new motherboard, CPU, RAM, PSU and possibly hard-drives and graphics card. Dont really want to spend too much.

So basically you are going to keep the case.

To be honest you may be better starting again from scratch.

You can get a basic PC / Screen combination for about £300 from Dell, why not go for that and save yourself the hassle.

By the time you have bought all those parts you will probably be up around that figure anyway.
#4
Thanks for the reply guys.

There should be no malware or such like as I have scanned, defragged, ccleaned etc. But to no avail.

The reason for upgrade was because the computer is running slowly.

Thinking about it more, I think one of the hard drives might be the key. It has been in the PC ever since it was purchased (probably about 8 years ago) and has the OS on it (clean installed 6 months ago).

I’m going to removing the old hard drive and clean install onto the newer one (Seagate 7200 rpm).

Hopefully this will make the machine snappier.

If this doesn’t help, I was looking to spend around £100-£150 getting it up to speed, would a new mobo and cpu run on the fore mentioned PSU (around 185W)?
#5
hooligan001
If this doesn’t help, I was looking to spend around £100-£150 getting it up to speed, would a new mobo and cpu run on the fore mentioned PSU (around 185W)?


Well the rating would be no problem, but I'm not sure if it'd provide enough power at the right voltages and whether it would have the correct connectors.
#6
look at ccl online or maplins for a motherboard/cpu and memory bundle. start about £45.00 ish - http://www.**************/product-categories.asp?category_id=491 . If your local to lincoln I have a asus m2n4 sli motherboard with a 64x2 dual core amd 3800 2.01ghz and 1gb memory, all working for £50.00. not looking to post.

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