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Socket 7 Compaq presario 7470 gets new life!

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well i am a huge fan of oldschool OEM cases. (dont ask why as honestly i dont even know why haha)

and i got this compaq presario 7470 for free last year and its been sitting in just collecting dust forever... today i was bored and decided to boot it up..
well a Socket 7 AMD K6 533 with 128MB of ram running windows me on a 14GB hard drive is not exactly internet capable anymore haha... so im thinking to my self... what could i do to make this thing go faster. yet retain its OEM look...

then i remembered i had a presario 6370us
http://www.shopping.hp.com/shopping/pdf/da219a.pdf it was just sitting around and was missing the DVD drives and the side panel .. so it became the doner to bring this ole girl new life!

the victim


the doner



both of them


motherboard bolted right in!



only issue was the front USB header cables


i just left it unhooked for now. will rig up something to fix that when i feel like it
im pretty sure its the first compaq presario 7470 running windows 7!


i kept the original CD rom up top to match the case but put a Light-scribe DVD RW in the 2nd bay thats hidden

back shot


left over parts




specs are now
Compaq OEM socket 478 motherboard
Intel pentium 4 2.53GHZ
1.5GB DDR
120GB samsung Hard drive
CD ROM
DVD RW with Light-Scribe
Nvdia GeForce 4 MX460 64mb, soon to be replaced with a Geforce 6200 to run Areo

Windows 7 Ultimate Compaq edtion.


its still got old specs but it browses the internet fine and is capable of playing 720P videos. big upgrade from the K6!!
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Now fold! Jk. Building a 720p capable machine that looks like it would have trouble handling XP feels good. Very nice!
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But can it run Crysis

Sorry, I had to do it but anyways nice job. My first computer my dad got me was a dell no no it was a emachines

And it was a great computer it had the Pentium 4 clock at 3.1 ghz or 3.2ghz 512 of ram and a 80Gb hard drive i think and forgot the video card i think it was on board not sure. But sadly i don't have it anymore
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post
Now fold! Jk. Building a 720p capable machine that looks like it would have trouble handling XP feels good. Very nice!
haha yeah it does! no one would suspect it haha.. i love having like 13 computers laying around... keeps me busy when im bored

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But can it run Crysis

Sorry, I had to do it but anyways nice job. My first computer my dad got me was a dell no no it was a emachines

And it was a great computer it had the Pentium 4 clock at 3.1 ghz or 3.2ghz 512 of ram and a 80Gb hard drive i think and forgot the video card i think it was on board not sure. But sadly i don't have it anymore
haha i dont think it could... newest game i would attempt would be GTA SA, that would be after the GFX card upgrade.

my first bought computer was a Dell deminsions ... you know the ones that had 9000 ads on tv that were like **** FREE PRINTER!!! haha..
had a 2.4ghz celeron i think, 512mb of ram, 80gb hdd, DVD rom.. then i got a virus on it and called AOL ... LOL they told me to go in to system 32 and delete everything... which i did LOL ... computer sat for a few months until i got hold of a windows 2000 disk and formated it and then i sold it haha..


i am a emachine fan though! i got 5 Nexgens, 1 Verna, 1 EL1200
one of the nexgens i set up for my 4 year old sister to watch rugrats threw netflix... the EL1200 i gave to my mom. the verna is a Celeron 667MHZ which will also be getting a new life!,

My main pc is no longer my sig rig i ended up trading that for a car.
i had an old 2002 era white and grey Gateway case with a 1.5ghz p4, decided to revamp it with a emacines intel lga775 board an 3.0GHZ p4... which just got upgraded again to a LGA775 HP/Asus board with a 2.8GHZ pentium d 820 Dual core ,nvidia 7600GT (was running onboard ATI200 EWWWW) runs windows 7 and plays 1080P flawless. its all i ask for in a computer now a days, i dont game to much anymore
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post #5 of 5
You could try installing a micro ATX Sandy Bridge board and i7-2600K, plus a high-end video card. If it's anything like my old HP case, there's actually a lot of room for a long card. Retro looks, modern power.

Surprise everyone at your next LAN party Plus nobody would bother stealing it.
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