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Well guys need a little help here, a friend of mine has an old HP POS that needs some new life. And i am woefully under informed about AMD so Any Suggestions?

Socket 939
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A decent replacement for a 939 setup would be really anything dual core. The X2 series or Opteron 165-185 are all decent chips. Since its an HP rig, go for the one that's clocked the highest since there'll be no overclocking .

EDIT:
You'd also have to figure out which CPU's are able to work in the motherboard. It may not support the Opterons, or the dual cores period. So check with the motherboard to find out what it'd support before you buy something .
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Ok man choose from these processors.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ame=Socket+939


My recommendation is this one, 3800+ Venice 2.4ghz, Its an excellent chip. And for 30 bucks you cannot beat it. I still play games on it almost flawlessly, just need a decent video card.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103571

or for $10.00 more you can get the 4000+ San Diego Core, which has a 1mb L2 cache, and slightly better performance than the 3800+ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103037


but both would be monumental leaps of performance from that Sempron.
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post #4 of 11
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Thanks TheProfiteer, I'm gonna go with the 4000+ San Diego.

As for the video card she has my old Nvidia GeForce MX 5200, as far as i know it only has PCI, it may have AGP ill check next time I'm over there.
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post #5 of 11
If its a 939 socket it should have PCIe, and if it does, I got plenty of video cards for recommendation that I know will run well on that HP, even if the power supply is as low as I think it is, 350-400w
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So far im looking into these upgrades.

Cpu AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego 2.4GHz 1MB L2 Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103037
Ram OCZ Platinum 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227210
Video eVGA e-GeForce 6200 256MB DDR PCI Graphics Card

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post #7 of 11
Good choice in ram.

but before you decide to buy a PCI video card make sure to see if she has a PCIe or AGP slot, because PCI is the slowest bus, and PCIe and AGP cards tend to cost a little less.
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post #8 of 11
Have you researched the model and its CPU capability?

This list references what CPU are available for the 939.
Which are compatible, not a clue so refer to my first question.
    
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post #9 of 11
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I'm waiting till some stuff comes back in stock at newegg, I'm planing one massive order next weekish. As for the cpu its only 40 bucks figure ill just wing it. I really hope this thing turns out to have agp.
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post #10 of 11
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ok well this is the mother board , its a asus a8ae-le

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=1831241

It says it does have a PCI express slot. I guess ill give her my old 7950gt then. Or I may buy a 9600gt.

Or whats the best card for say around 150ish
Edited by diligenthunter - 7/11/08 at 2:20am
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