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Johnny-Guzman
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Upgrading A Tower

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HP Pavilion Desktop Model Number 550-153w

I have had the HP Pavilion Desktop Model Number 550-153w for a while now, (3+ years) and I am interested in dipping my toes into the gaming PC realm. I used the website, Can I Run It, and found that I do not meet the recommended or minimum requirements to play the game. They recommend that I upgrade my Ram and CPU. I am now here to ask the pros if it is possible to upgrade the ram and the CPU, and if it is possible, if I can get a price range on how much I should be paying for these two. Thanks.

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Grzwacz
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Hi,

 

This HP site (Link) lists possible CPU upgrades.

 

You will not have fun, even when adding RAM, if the game requirements exceed the CPU upgrade options at the above site.

 

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Thank you. Do you happen to know if the link you posted is the motherboard for the tower that I have, or are they all the same? 

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HI,

 

My previous link should be your PCs specific motherboard.

 

Regards

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HI,

 

I am familiar with HP recommended RAM upgrades and Crucial RAM upgrades.

 

I cannot attest to your link.

 

Again, increasing RAM will not help when playing specific games if you have a CPU, GPU, and/or chipset bottleneck.

 

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