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Offline Bond007

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Upgrading old faithful and another random PC
« on: November 28, 2017, 01:30:12 AM »
Hey everyone.

I just bought 2 more random HP SFF PCs (I bought one last year that I am using as a TV box with an i5 2400 and 4gb ram). The local auction site here has been clearing out mass quantities of them from a hospital that closed. Never hard drives in them.

One is an i7 2600 with 8gb ram that I got for $70+15%auction fee ($80.50total). I recently grabbed a 120gb WD green SSD for $59 all in during black friday sales that will be going in this PC. Between this PC and my current TV box (mentioned above), I will keep one and give one to my grandparents when I get back to Canada.

The other is an i7 3770 and 8gb ram purchased for $90 ($103.50 after auction fee). This one I am robbing of parts. The 3770 is going in my main desktop to replace my 3570k (ivy bridge non-k can be overclocked by 4 multipliers, so it isn't going to affect freq from how I am running the 3570k). And the 2x4gb ram was just put in my desktop to bring me up to 16gb total.

One frustration I am having is that ram timings aren't playing the game. Even if I set timings in the bios it isn't forcing them...non JEDEC and not what I set. No idea what is happening. Anyone had this issue before. Either way I will keep the ram installed, since it is still running near what I want and it is doubling the capacity.

Now I just need to buy some thermal paste soon to get the CPU swapped.

Good times.



Ram that was pulled



Edit:
Forgot to put a pic of the 3770 awaiting transplant.

« Last Edit: December 01, 2017, 05:30:01 AM by Bond007 »
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Re: Upgrading old faithful and another random PC
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 06:02:53 AM »
Damn nice finds, still hunting for a 2500-2700 1155 right now for my son,

Also photobucket has gone to money grubbing hell so I recommend switching to imgur for your images :)

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Re: Upgrading old faithful and another random PC
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 06:02:53 AM »

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Re: Upgrading old faithful and another random PC
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 01:30:22 PM »
Damn nice finds, still hunting for a 2500-2700 1155 right now for my son,

Also photobucket has gone to money grubbing hell so I recommend switching to imgur for your images :)

keep us posted

Will do. I didnít realise photobucket was useless now...I will switch when I get a chance. If only you werenít on the other side of the world it would be worth it to grab one of these PCs just the the 2600. Some of the ones with scrapped up cases have gone for $50.
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Away from home light Gamer: Aspire 15.6", A8-3500m undervolt and OC to 2Ghz, Vengeance 2x4gb, M500 240gb,

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Re: Upgrading old faithful and another random PC
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2017, 05:30:27 AM »
Pics swapped to imgur. Good now?
Desktop: Arc Midi R2, Z77-D3H, 3570K @ 4.1ghz undervolted with Zalman Optima Cooler, Vengeance 2x4gb @ 1866mhz, XFX R9 280X DD, Fury 750w, WD Black 1TB, Intel 530 120GB

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Re: Upgrading old faithful and another random PC
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2017, 12:38:45 AM »
Local computer store had crap for thermal paste. Just ordered some mx-4 off eBay. Hopefully it doesnít take too long, so I can do the cpu swap. Havenít used mx-4 before, but it seems well liked and reviewed.
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Re: Upgrading old faithful and another random PC
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2017, 06:26:52 AM »
Local computer store had crap for thermal paste. Just ordered some mx-4 off eBay. Hopefully it doesnít take too long, so I can do the cpu swap. Havenít used mx-4 before, but it seems well liked and reviewed.

I use mx4 on my customer systems, It works fine. Tempted to emt you some cash and if you find a good  i5 or i7 second gen rig buy it keep all the parts but send me the cpu. My son's rig won't accept 3rd gen i3 i5 i7 and I have tons of i5 3470s:(
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