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I am looking at assisting my father in law with making his PC run a little better. I hate manufactured pc's so am not sure what the compatibility is of components.

I have spent the last bit searching and using CPU-Z the MB model number is: 0WG261.

With that it appears that I can install DDR2-667 (PC2-5300) Memory. I was going to have him buy 1 set now and then possibly another later down the road. right now he has the "stock" memory of 1Gb (2 x 516Mb) running at 266MHz (per CPU-Z). Figure faster and more memory will help since he is at 772MB being used with just IE open.

The next thing is the HD under the resource monitor it appears that the disk is running slow. in identifying his current HD to a Samsung Spinpoint P (160GB) ity only has 8MB of cach i was thinking a newer SP F3 or WD Black that has 32MB of Cach will spin that up and give him more virtual drive to work with.

Last option I was thinking of was a new CPU... short of a whole system. The MB is a LGA 775 socket. Currently has a 3GHz CPU, and I was thiking of finding the 3.8GHz CPU.

Here are the links on New Egg for what I was going to have him get. Any insight, seen compatibility issues, or better parts that will work with his exsisting system would be greatly appreciated.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-526-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...0775-R&cpc=SCH

Thanks!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 965  GIGABYTE GA-790FXTA-UD5 MSI R9 285 CORSAIR DOMINATOR DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
Spinpoint F3 Crucial C300 SSD Samsung SH-S243N/BEBS Samsung SH-S243N/BEBS 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H50 Windows 7-64bit Ultimate Samsung P2450H ASUS VS248H-P 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Bluetooth (First gen) BFG EX-1200 Thermaltake Black Armor Logitech G700 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 3700+ Abit Fatilty SLI 9600 GSO (48SP) 4 x 1 Gb DDR OCZ Platnium 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500 Gig - Samsung F3 Plextor DVD-R/RW Windows XP Pro (32Bit) POS 17" 
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