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Upgrading an old compaq presario cq5320f

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Hi I have an old compaq presario cq5320f that I wanted to upgrade the power, graphics card and memory. Can anyone share some links to these so I can purchase them. 

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@Jonr2134 , welcome to the forum.


Here is the Product Specifications page:


It has all of the compatible processors and memory listed in the sections titled "Processor upgrade information" and "Memory upgrade information".  Here is the memory that is recommended by Crucial Memory:


The maximum memory supported by the motherboard is 4 GB.  I don't believe that you will see much performance increase with an additional 1 GB of memory.  On the other hand, an upgrade to a Quad core processor would probably help considerably: AMD Phenom II X4 9xx/9xxe/8xx Quad-Core (Deneb).  I am not certain how available they will be at this point.


You can buy any standard ATX power supply unit (PSU).  I like Corsair products.  A fully modular PSU is best in smaller mid-size cases because you only have to use the cables that are absolutely necessary.


I suggest that you consider upgrading you hard drive (HDD) to a Solid-state Driver (SSD).  Crucial has several listed in the link that I provided.  Here is a HP Knowledge Base article to help you with the transition:


I will never have another computer without a SSD boot drive.  It will increase boot speed and moving between pages while browsing.


As for a video card, you are very limited.  All of the newer cards require UEFI in the motherboard instead of a standard Legacy BIOS:


The last series of cards to not require UEFI were the GTX 660/670's.


Truthfully, I an not certain how much performance increase you will see with the upgrades, except for the SSD.  The computer was released in 2009.  A computer is only as good as its weakest link and yours is the motherboard.


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