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Old December 24, 2014, 02:56 PM
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Default Given old PC and wonder what I can put into it?

Ok I was given an old RM All in one PC
Specs : PCŽ‘—¿ŒÉ@ƒ}ƒU[ƒ{[ƒh MSI 915GM Speedster-FA4(MS-9625)

CPU Installed is a SL7SA (Intel Pentium M 740) 479 Pin
with only 2 512mb memory
Motherboard is a MSi 9625 v1.A

What I want to know is what is the highest/best CPU that can be installed to get the most out of this
Just want to push it to its limits as its not the best PSU fitted to a machine

Also could a Low Level Graphics Card be fitted also?

PSU Says :
230v AC 50Hz
1.5A Max

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Old December 24, 2014, 03:39 PM
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its probably not worth upgrading at all IMO
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Old December 24, 2014, 05:57 PM
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You're looking at a 10-12+ year old computer with a PCI-E gen 1 slot, I would have to agree with Bond and say it's not worth upgrading.
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Old December 25, 2014, 01:05 AM
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It would appear that it probably supports up to a Pentium M 780(SL8RF/SL7VB/SL8QK).

It supports either 2Gb(Total) of EITHER DDR2 or DDR ram.

It also has a PCIEx16(v1.0a) slot, so, in theory, any PCIE GFX card could work with it. (for proper vintage era you would be looking at an x800 or x1000 series ATI card, or Nvidia 6 or 7 series GFX)

You can find the manual here MSI Canada - Computer, Laptop, Notebook, Desktop, Mainboard, Graphics and more

Any PSU could replace the existing one if you want to.

Could be a fun project, vintage (WinXP-era) gaming box. It might also be useful as an Internet box. But I wouldn't spend a whole lot(or any, really) of money on it. Really any $200-300 modern laptop will beat the bejebus out of it.
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Old December 25, 2014, 07:58 AM
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build a firewall using it
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Old December 25, 2014, 08:23 AM
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I have an old Ati x850 XT Platinum Edition and 2x1g Mushkin Redline that were bleeding edge tech at the time

If you are interest in upgrading for cheap shoot me a pm and I can get them to you pretty cheap. They are just shelved, collecting dust. The Gpu at the time was pretty mental (it did 650mhz + on water) and the raw was tons of fun.
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Old December 25, 2014, 09:11 AM
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I wonder if that board supports overclocking. Dothans were way ahead of their time. They decimated anything AMD had to offer but they were not well known or used in desktops. But it is a single-core and likely not capable of all that much.
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Old December 25, 2014, 10:13 AM
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If that board overclocks then that would be a FUN project/toy. In single threaded apps that Dothan would pimp slap a 1st gen Core 2 Duo all day long.

I still have a S939 PC that I love to play with, you would be amazed at what games it can play, although I have a heavily overclocked Opty 165 X2.
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