Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › ATI Drivers and Overclocking Software › Upgrading Asstistance
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Upgrading Asstistance

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hello!
I recently received an HP p7-1240 for my birthday in September. It has served me well for the past months, running any game I throw at it on high or nearly there. But then I got Battlefield 3 for Christmas and it can only run it on med-low settings. I got a few extra bucks from the holidays so I could get some new parts for it, But since it uses an APU, I was wondering if I could even do anything without replacing the whole mobo/processer/graphics card setup.

The specs are as follows:
Processor: 3.4 GHz A-Series Eight-Core A10-5700
RAM: 10 DDR3
Hard Drive: 1 TB SATA
Graphics Coprocessor: AMD Radeon HD 7660D
Motherboard: MSI MS-7778 (Jasmine)
It can run PCI Express x16 (2.0) graphics cards.

My first thought was to get new RAM or an SSD, but what do you guys think? I really want to give it a major overhaul and have enough money to do so, but I just need to be steered in the right direction. Should I just get a new motherboard and GPU and CPU, or get some new ram and an SSD or both?
Also, would upgrading to windows 8 make any difference? I have win 7 HE 64-bit.

Any and all input is appreciated. I am have some experience in upgrading, so If you point out one or two specific products, I can find more.

Thanks,
daliberator77
Edited by daliberator77 - 12/30/12 at 4:15pm
post #2 of 6
You are good on memory,it really would not make a difference.As for adding an ssd,all you would see is an increase in boot and loading times,but game play.

I would suggest a new gpu,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150609
Thunderstruck!
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 7700k Asus Rog Maximus IX Hero Msi Geforce Gtx 1060 G. Skill Trident series DDR4 3200 8gb 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G. Skill Trident series DD4 3200 8gb Samsung 840 pro 128gb[boot] Seagate 250 gb [games] Hitachi 500 gb [media] 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 evo 250 gb [ steam/origin] Crucial M4 64gb [apps] Lg Cooler Master 212 Evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
W7 64bit Dell s2440L compaq Corsair Hx750 
CaseMouse
Corsair Vengence C70 logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
Thunderstruck!
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 7700k Asus Rog Maximus IX Hero Msi Geforce Gtx 1060 G. Skill Trident series DDR4 3200 8gb 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G. Skill Trident series DD4 3200 8gb Samsung 840 pro 128gb[boot] Seagate 250 gb [games] Hitachi 500 gb [media] 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 evo 250 gb [ steam/origin] Crucial M4 64gb [apps] Lg Cooler Master 212 Evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
W7 64bit Dell s2440L compaq Corsair Hx750 
CaseMouse
Corsair Vengence C70 logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Great video card. I assume I would need to get a new PSU. Does the fact that I have a smaller case limit my PSU options? And would I need more fans/liquid cooling?

Thanks,
Daliberator77
post #4 of 6
Do you know how many watts the psu is?
Thunderstruck!
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 7700k Asus Rog Maximus IX Hero Msi Geforce Gtx 1060 G. Skill Trident series DDR4 3200 8gb 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G. Skill Trident series DD4 3200 8gb Samsung 840 pro 128gb[boot] Seagate 250 gb [games] Hitachi 500 gb [media] 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 evo 250 gb [ steam/origin] Crucial M4 64gb [apps] Lg Cooler Master 212 Evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
W7 64bit Dell s2440L compaq Corsair Hx750 
CaseMouse
Corsair Vengence C70 logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
Thunderstruck!
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 7700k Asus Rog Maximus IX Hero Msi Geforce Gtx 1060 G. Skill Trident series DDR4 3200 8gb 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G. Skill Trident series DD4 3200 8gb Samsung 840 pro 128gb[boot] Seagate 250 gb [games] Hitachi 500 gb [media] 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 evo 250 gb [ steam/origin] Crucial M4 64gb [apps] Lg Cooler Master 212 Evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
W7 64bit Dell s2440L compaq Corsair Hx750 
CaseMouse
Corsair Vengence C70 logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
300W



post #6 of 6
If the case is a slim case(3-5 inches wide) then your psu choice are limited.
Thunderstruck!
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 7700k Asus Rog Maximus IX Hero Msi Geforce Gtx 1060 G. Skill Trident series DDR4 3200 8gb 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G. Skill Trident series DD4 3200 8gb Samsung 840 pro 128gb[boot] Seagate 250 gb [games] Hitachi 500 gb [media] 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 evo 250 gb [ steam/origin] Crucial M4 64gb [apps] Lg Cooler Master 212 Evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
W7 64bit Dell s2440L compaq Corsair Hx750 
CaseMouse
Corsair Vengence C70 logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
Thunderstruck!
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 7700k Asus Rog Maximus IX Hero Msi Geforce Gtx 1060 G. Skill Trident series DDR4 3200 8gb 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G. Skill Trident series DD4 3200 8gb Samsung 840 pro 128gb[boot] Seagate 250 gb [games] Hitachi 500 gb [media] 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 evo 250 gb [ steam/origin] Crucial M4 64gb [apps] Lg Cooler Master 212 Evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
W7 64bit Dell s2440L compaq Corsair Hx750 
CaseMouse
Corsair Vengence C70 logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › ATI Drivers and Overclocking Software › Upgrading Asstistance