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My son is recommending that I build a new computer from the ground up. I have a 2001 Gateway which is old. Would you recommend just buying a new motherboard, memory and maybe a bigger hard drive and using the box and other components? What else would I need? I'm running XP (slowly) and have a graphics accelerator card already, CD with burner and DVD player. Seems dumb to buy all the same stuff again. What do you suggest?
You may not be able to upgrade the system without also replacing the power supply... the current one may not have enough power.
You would also need to match the CPU to the motherboard. If you can't find a motherboard that will use your current CPU, you'll have to add that to the list.
I would also be concerned about cooling... newer CPUs run hotter and need good cooling, so a new(er) case may be in order.
Your graphics card would also have to match the slots on the new motherboard. Almost all are now coming with PCI Express slots, replacing AGP from just a few years ago.
At this point you are almost to the point of a new machine... physically and cost wise.
On the good side, you could still use your existing hard drive, CD/DVD, etc...
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New motherboards replaced on computers starts with several observations as regular anticipations. First the computer has to get adjusted to the new circuit arrangements. Assume that the new motherboard had all the component structures least required to malfunction. Once installed, the power circuits have to get adjusted depending on the type of components that have been installed on the new board. For example, the computer requires searching to ascertain the new means to achieving user expectation soon after configuration onto new board of circuits. The processes of the computers reconfigurations includes search every components parts comprise the new mother board. A start at power on performs basic input output devices inspections of the interior components of sound, video, storage, heating, clocks, cables, programs, and finally the external connected ports. Once the computer ascertains that the new system has the requisite details to perform desirable, it is usual to shut down automatically to restart to achieve the users expected installations. Also, the basic input output search may have discovered errors during the process and was incapable of power shutting immediately but provides the extensive nature to attaining an entire diagnosis until displaying momentarily before power shutting completely. Once the computer was able to search the entire new circuits to arrive at users momentary interface display is indication that every component is appropriate only least has the extensive capacity to display extensively. Computer automatic shut down has three possible explanations. First, the program system also known as operating system is incompatible on the computer. Usually the new mother board contains remnants of the operating system of the computer from which was extracted. Since the motherboard least contains a hard storage drive that has the operating system programs, installing a new motherboard on an old computer still with hard storage drive continues to have old programs requesting to communicate with a new circuit board. Usually, two separate operating systems are least compatible to each other where the motherboard would have for example windows 2000 installed on a windows 98 computer still with remnant hard disk drivers may attempt to power on by searching to ascertain every components, display momentarily the possible conditions to attain power shut down due to incompatibilities. Second, usually computers have component devices that operate differently. For example, similar computer may have dissimilar capacities of graphic cards where smaller computers graphic card were extracted together with the motherboard to be installed on a larger computer may not provide enough graphics capacity to display every details. Usually, the graphic card contributes to wards color resolution appearances on the computer. Compatible changes of motherboards only shy of graphics would display picture quality least achieving user visual effects. Usually advisable to change from new versions to older versions to attain update effects rather than change from older versions to new versions computer that would hardly display at power on. Third, the components that are changeable on the computers motherboard to least cause dilemmas includes entities like storage drives that may require reinstalling the operating systems as new ones are empty in content. Also, video cards, graphic cards, sound cards, expansion devices are those that add to feature improvements on the computer to attain experience. Once changing improvement devices within the motherboard, it is advisable to acquire the recent compatible to the entire computers brand model features to attain an improved experience also known as system updates or upgrades. At which point the computer should have provided in the momentary display a diagnosis observation from where adjustments to become functional is achievable. First attempting to maintain the entire motherboard changes by fixing the issues that are causing malfunctions is achievable. A hard disk drive may require erasure to capture a new system that is compatible with the entire computers components. Usually, hard storage drives are capable of causing to become volatile to allow for new operating systems software to be installed taking effect. In the situation of being unable to erase a preexisting disk, acquiring a new disk is plausible. New disk storage allows installing a new system of choice however require the entire software program. Once acquiring new disk with new software programs the computer mother board takes new effects altogether. Ascertain the functionalities of the prior existing components of the computer are necessary to acquire new disk storage and installation program software. Usually acquire a disks with vast entities to spaces to capture several new programs of operating systems, new user productivity software's and extra spaces for improvemts conditions as the computer exists. While at retail, ascertain to acquire each component parts with intent to building a whole device. The means of last resort is ascertaining the entire resources required to restore the old computer in costs to component parts, retails resources gathering if any available, inconvenience to make possible building another computer, costs of installations, technical guarantees to restore another device least recognizes as the manufacturers default. The ultimate means is discarding the old device as depleted of productivity to acquire new computer altogether. Computer resource components usually are generational where attempting to a build an old device with new parts makes the whole process redundant. The computer manufacture is most achievable entity to resort.
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