Upgrading old faithful and another random PC

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.

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

@Soullessone21:

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 didn’t realise photobucket was useless now…I will switch when I get a chance. If only you weren’t 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.

Pics swapped to imgur. Good now?

Local computer store had crap for thermal paste. Just ordered some mx-4 off eBay. Hopefully it doesn’t take too long, so I can do the cpu swap. Haven’t used mx-4 before, but it seems well liked and reviewed.

@Bond007:

Local computer store had crap for thermal paste. Just ordered some mx-4 off eBay. Hopefully it doesn’t take too long, so I can do the cpu swap. Haven’t 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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