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HP Pavilion p7-1225
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I have a p7-1225 that is almost 8 years old. Factory Specs for the board, with the exception of my RAM sticks. I have two 4GB sticks right now to give me a total of 8GB RAM. I wanted to upgrade my motherboard to allow for more RAM and a better CPU. I wasn't sure if there is a motherboard that can hold 4 to 6 RAM sticks and better RAM rates than just 8GB. I'm trying to prolong the life of my system without breaking the bank to drop $1,000+ on a new tower when my hard-drives, graphics, and current internals have no issues than speed and memory.

Can anyone assist in what and where to purchase if my motherboard is up-gradable?

 

Specifications (private info scrubbed) per Speccy Program:

Summary
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
CPU
AMD A8-3820 90 °F
Llano 32nm Technology
RAM
8.00GB DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
PEGATRON CORPORATION 2ACF (P0) 99 °F
Graphics
DELL 1707FP (1280x960@60Hz)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti (ZOTAC International) 85 °F
Storage
931GB Seagate ST310005 24AS SATA Disk Device (SATA ) 88 °F
931GB Seagate ST310005 24AS SATA Disk Device (SATA ) 85 °F
Optical Drives
hp CDDVDW TS-H653TN SATA CdRom Device
ELBY CLONEDRIVE SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Computer type: Desktop
Installation Date: 8/31/2019 5:11:49 PM

Device Tree
ACPI x64-based PC
Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System
ACPI Fixed Feature Button
ACPI Power Button
AMD A8-3820 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
AMD A8-3820 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
AMD A8-3820 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
AMD A8-3820 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
High precision event timer
Motherboard resources
System board
PCI Bus
AMD SMBus
PCI standard host CPU bridge
PCI standard host CPU bridge
PCI standard host CPU bridge
PCI standard host CPU bridge
PCI standard host CPU bridge
PCI standard host CPU bridge
PCI standard host CPU bridge
PCI standard host CPU bridge
PCI standard host CPU bridge
PCI-to-PCI Bridge
SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller
System board
PCI-to-PCI Bridge
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
Dell 1707FP(Analog)
High Definition Audio Controller
NVIDIA High Definition Audio
PCI-to-PCI Bridge
Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter
PCI-to-PCI Bridge
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
AMD SATA Controller
hp CDDVDW TS-H653TN SATA CdRom Device
ST310005 24AS SATA Disk Device
ST310005 24AS SATA Disk Device
Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
USB Root Hub
USB Composite Device
USB Input Device
HID Keyboard Device
USB Input Device
HID-compliant consumer control device
HID-compliant system controller
HID-compliant vendor-defined device
Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
USB Root Hub
TP-Link Wireless USB Adapter
Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter #2
Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter #3
Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
USB Root Hub
HP Bluetooth module
Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
USB Root Hub
High Definition Audio Controller
Realtek High Definition Audio
Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
PCI standard ISA bridge
Direct memory access controller
Motherboard resources
Motherboard resources
Motherboard resources
Motherboard resources
Numeric data processor
Programmable interrupt controller
System CMOS/real time clock
System speaker
System timer
Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
USB Root Hub
Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
USB Root Hub
USB Composite Device
USB Input Device (Logitech Download Assistant)
HID Keyboard Device
USB Input Device
HID-compliant consumer control device
HID-compliant mouse
HID-compliant system controller
HID-compliant vendor-defined device
USB Input Device
HID-compliant vendor-defined device
HID-compliant vendor-defined device
HID-compliant vendor-defined device
Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
USB Root Hub
USB Mass Storage Device
Generic- Compact Flash USB Device
Generic- MS/MS-Pro USB Device
Generic- SD/MMC USB Device
Generic- SM/xD-Picture USB Device
CPU
AMD A8-3820
Cores 4
Threads 4
Name AMD A8-3820
Code Name Llano
Package Socket FM1 (905)
Technology 32nm
Specification AMD A8-3820 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
Family F
Extended Family 12
Model 1
Extended Model 1
Stepping 0
Revision LN1-B0
Instructions MMX (+), 3DNow! (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4A, AMD 64, NX, VMX
Virtualization Supported, Enabled
Hyperthreading Not supported
Fan Speed 1274 RPM
Bus Speed 99.8 MHz
Stock Core Speed 2500 MHz
Stock Bus Speed 100 MHz
Average Temperature 90 °F
Caches
L1 Data Cache Size 4 x 64 KBytes
L1 Instructions Cache Size 4 x 64 KBytes
L2 Unified Cache Size 4 x 1024 KBytes
Cores
Core 0
Core Speed 798.5 MHz
Multiplier x 8.0
Bus Speed 99.8 MHz
Temperature 90 °F
Threads APIC ID: 0
Core 1
Core Speed 798.5 MHz
Multiplier x 8.0
Bus Speed 99.8 MHz
Temperature 90 °F
Threads APIC ID: 1
Core 2
Core Speed 798.5 MHz
Multiplier x 8.0
Bus Speed 99.8 MHz
Temperature 90 °F
Threads APIC ID: 2
Core 3
Core Speed 2495.4 MHz
Multiplier x 25.0
Bus Speed 99.8 MHz
Temperature 90 °F
Threads APIC ID: 3
RAM
Memory slots
Total memory slots 2
Used memory slots 2
Free memory slots 0
Memory
Type DDR3
Size 8192 MBytes
DRAM Frequency 665.4 MHz
CAS# Latency (CL) 9 clocks
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) 9 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 9 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) 24 clocks
Bank Cycle Time (tRC) 33 clocks
Physical Memory
Memory Usage 49 %
Total Physical 7.99 GB
Available Physical 4.05 GB
Total Virtual 10 GB
Available Virtual 4.48 GB
SPD
Number Of SPD Modules 2
Slot #1
Type DDR3
Size 4096 MBytes
Manufacturer Micron Technology
Max Bandwidth PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
Part Number 16JTF51264AZ-1G4D1
Serial Number [edit]
Week/year 27 / 11
Timing table
JEDEC #1
Frequency 381.0 MHz
CAS# Latency 5.0
RAS# To CAS# 5
RAS# Precharge 5
tRAS 14
tRC 19
Voltage 1.500 V
JEDEC #2
Frequency 457.1 MHz
CAS# Latency 6.0
RAS# To CAS# 6
RAS# Precharge 6
tRAS 17
tRC 23
Voltage 1.500 V
JEDEC #3
Frequency 533.3 MHz
CAS# Latency 7.0
RAS# To CAS# 7
RAS# Precharge 7
tRAS 20
tRC 27
Voltage 1.500 V
JEDEC #4
Frequency 609.5 MHz
CAS# Latency 8.0
RAS# To CAS# 8
RAS# Precharge 8
tRAS 22
tRC 30
Voltage 1.500 V
JEDEC #5
Frequency 666.7 MHz
CAS# Latency 9.0
RAS# To CAS# 9
RAS# Precharge 9
tRAS 24
tRC 33
Voltage 1.500 V
JEDEC #6
Frequency 666.7 MHz
CAS# Latency 10.0
RAS# To CAS# 9
RAS# Precharge 9
tRAS 24
tRC 33
Voltage 1.500 V
Slot #2
Type DDR3
Size 4096 MBytes
Manufacturer Micron Technology
Max Bandwidth PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
Part Number 16JTF51264AZ-1G4D1
Serial Number 3766823841
Week/year 27 / 11
Timing table
JEDEC #1
Frequency 381.0 MHz
CAS# Latency 5.0
RAS# To CAS# 5
RAS# Precharge 5
tRAS 14
tRC 19
Voltage 1.500 V
JEDEC #2
Frequency 457.1 MHz
CAS# Latency 6.0
RAS# To CAS# 6
RAS# Precharge 6
tRAS 17
tRC 23
Voltage 1.500 V
JEDEC #3
Frequency 533.3 MHz
CAS# Latency 7.0
RAS# To CAS# 7
RAS# Precharge 7
tRAS 20
tRC 27
Voltage 1.500 V
JEDEC #4
Frequency 609.5 MHz
CAS# Latency 8.0
RAS# To CAS# 8
RAS# Precharge 8
tRAS 22
tRC 30
Voltage 1.500 V
JEDEC #5
Frequency 666.7 MHz
CAS# Latency 9.0
RAS# To CAS# 9
RAS# Precharge 9
tRAS 24
tRC 33
Voltage 1.500 V
JEDEC #6
Frequency 666.7 MHz
CAS# Latency 10.0
RAS# To CAS# 9
RAS# Precharge 9
tRAS 24
tRC 33
Voltage 1.500 V
Motherboard
Manufacturer PEGATRON CORPORATION
Model 2ACF (P0)
Version 1.03
Chipset Vendor AMD
Chipset Model K12 Bridge
Chipset Revision 00
Southbridge Vendor AMD
Southbridge Model A55 FCH
Southbridge Revision 2.3
System Temperature 99 °F
BIOS
Brand AMI
Version 7.15
Date 12/16/2011
Voltage
+3.3V 3.360 V
CPU CORE 1.032 V
VIN2 2.384 V
VIN3 1.635 V
VSB3V 3.328 V
CMOS BATTERY 3.504 V
PCI Data
Slot PCI
Slot Type PCI
Slot Usage In Use
Data lanes x16
Slot Designation PCI-E x16
Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number 0
Slot PCI
Slot Type PCI
Slot Usage Available
Data lanes x1
Slot Designation PCI-E x1
Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number 1
Slot PCI
Slot Type PCI
Slot Usage Available
Data lanes x1
Slot Designation PCI-E x1
Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number 2
Slot PCI
Slot Type PCI
Slot Usage Available
Data lanes x1
Slot Designation PCI-E x1
Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number 3
Graphics
Monitor
Name DELL 1707FP on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
Current Resolution 1280x960 pixels
Work Resolution 1280x920 pixels
State Enabled, Primary
Monitor Width 1280
Monitor Height 960
Monitor BPP 32 bits per pixel
Monitor Frequency 60 Hz
Device \\.\DISPLAY1\Monitor0
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
Manufacturer NVIDIA
Model GeForce GTX 750 Ti
Device ID 10DE-1380
Revision A3
Subvendor ZOTAC International (MCO)/PC Partner (19DA)
Current Performance Level Level 0
Current GPU Clock 135 MHz
Current Memory Clock 405 MHz
Current Shader Clock 405 MHz
Voltage 0.950 V
Technology 28 nm
Bus Interface PCI Express x16
Temperature 85 °F
Driver version 26.21.14.4219
BIOS Version 82.07.32.00.8e
Physical Memory 2047 MB
Virtual Memory 2048 MB
Count of performance levels : 1
Level 1 - "Perf Level 0"
GPU Clock 324 MHz
Shader Clock 405 MHz
Storage
Hard drives
ST310005 24AS SATA Disk Device
Manufacturer Seagate
Form Factor 3.5"
Heads 16
Cylinders 121,601
Tracks 31,008,255
Sectors 1,953,520,065
SATA type SATA-III 6.0Gb/s
Device type Fixed
ATA Standard ATA8-ACS
Serial Number 6VPHGVMZ
Firmware Version Number HP64
LBA Size 48-bit LBA
Power On Count 3247 times
Power On Time 1044.7 days
Speed 7200 RPM
Features S.M.A.R.T., NCQ
Max. Transfer Mode SATA III 6.0Gb/s
Used Transfer Mode SATA II 3.0Gb/s
Interface SATA
Capacity 931 GB
Real size 1,000,204,886,016 bytes
RAID Type None


ST310005 24AS SATA Disk Device
Manufacturer Seagate
Form Factor 3.5"
Heads 16
Cylinders 121,601
Tracks 31,008,255
Sectors 1,953,520,065
SATA type SATA-III 6.0Gb/s
Device type Fixed
ATA Standard ATA8-ACS
Serial Number 9VPGSLSA
Firmware Version Number JC66
LBA Size 48-bit LBA
Power On Count 1977 times
Power On Time 90.8 days
Speed 7200 RPM
Features S.M.A.R.T., NCQ
Max. Transfer Mode SATA III 6.0Gb/s
Used Transfer Mode SATA II 3.0Gb/s
Interface SATA
Capacity 931 GB
Real size 1,000,204,886,016 bytes
RAID Type None


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@Melinisar 

Save your money -- as even if you COULD increase the memory from 8GB to 16GB, that would provide no noticeable improvement in performance, and would do nothing to extend the life of the PC.

 

IF you want to improve the performance, replacing the HDD with a SDD will get you significant improvement.

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