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Hi there,

I am a newby here and after having a good look around I can see there is a wealth of information.

 

I have had my desktop for a few years now and would like to upgrade it. On a limited budget I wondered what would be best to do, if anything.. I use it mainly for spreadsheets and the internet. So far I have installed a SSD 240GB and updated the bios to v 3.08. Other than that I would be looking to update the processor ( Intel Core i3-3220 CPU @ 3.30 GHz at the moment) and possibly the graphics. I have a Dell Monitor attached and a tv screen as a second monitor.

 

Any suggestions would be welcome

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An HD 7450 (18W) low profile card is suggested. The spec page lists an I7-3770 as the MAX chip.

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@Gantocks 

If this is your unit, as shown here, it is circa 2012 computer. It does not list an i3-3220 ?🙄

An HD 7450  (18W)  low profile card is suggested.   The spec page lists an I7-3770 as the MAX chip.

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Hi Wb2001,

 

Firstly many thanks for taking the time to reply.

 

When I rum the HP Hardware Diagnostics I get this, if it helps

 

Manufacturer
Hewlett-Packard
Model
HP Compaq Pro 6300 SFF
System ID
339A
Product ID
QV985AV
Memory Size
12288 MB RAM
BIOS Date
04/10/2019
BIOS Revision
K01 v03.08
Serial Number
CZC33216HC
Asset Tag
CZC33216HC
Operating System Image
12WWIDHW304#SABU#DABU
Installed OS version
2004 (10.0.19041)
 
Processor 1
Processor Type
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3220 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Current Processor Speed
3300 MHz
 
Memory 1
Bank Locator
BANK 1
Device Locator
DIMM3
Manufacturer
Hynix/Hyundai
Serial Number
35803749
Part Number
HMT451U6AFR8A-PB
Memory Size
4096 MB
Maximum Memory Speed
1600 MHz
Memory Type
DDR3
Type Detail
Synchronous
Memory 2
Bank Locator
BANK 3
Device Locator
DIMM1
Manufacturer
0000
 
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@Gantocks,

Your OK with the minor upgrade.

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Hi Wb2001,

 

So the minor upgrade you suggest would apply even though it is a  i3-3220

 

"It does not list an i3-3220 ?"

 

 

 

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Hi Wb2001,

 

Took you advice on the processor but could only stretch to 

Processor Type
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570 CPU @ 3.40GHz
Current Processor Speed
3400 MHz
 
So would you advise the same graphics card?
 
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An HD 7450 (18W) low profile card is suggested. The spec page lists an I7-3770 as the MAX chip.

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