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upgrading a hp 6460(can it be done?)

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i have a hp 6460 and i want to upgrade the motherboard and cpu so i can play games.can i upgrade without using hp parts or ar the prepiatory systems?if i can upgrade it,what is a good motherboard and cpu to use for gaming?
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I'm not familiar with you system however, it is likely an upgrade will difficult at best as HP and alike are highly proprietary.
If you want to play graphic and cpu intensive games, for the price of an upgrade that will do the job well, you may want to consider getting a new system.

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Why not upgrade the processor and OS on that one?  You can use the case and install parts(motherboard and CPU) of your choice.  It is an ATX form factor case.  So, what types of games do you have in mind?

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Why not upgrade the processor and OS on that one?  You can use the case and install parts(motherboard and CPU) of your choice.  It is an ATX form factor case.  So, what types of games do you have in mind?
I have a system that I am pretty sure the motherboard would work for you.  YOu don't really want to go AMD in your case as the PS in this system may not be compatible with AMD CPUs.

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Actually, a new system wouldn't be a bad idea as the costs involved are low right now and you would gain knowledge of building your own PC.  I am guessing you want something along the lines of a 1000Mhz processor,Loads of RAM, ATI Radeon 64 graphics,Creative Live sound, 10/100 Ethernet to connect to old system and Hard drive that can save all your games and old data.  When I upgrade I always sell off older systems on Ebay.  However, you may consider keeping yours for work stuff and build yourself a new "toy".  
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Looked over your specs at HP...nice system but I would sell this one of obsolete platform for small sum towards a completely new system from ground up:
Begin by selecting a motherboard that will support all the features that you wish to incorporate. CPU,fans,memory drives,video,sound,modem,case/power supply...they must all be compatible but that is not hard. Shop and learn the features of each item (not just the price) on your list. As Pbessman advised prices are low, performance is up. As far as prebuilt, the prices are cheap there also. P4s can be had for under US$1000. 1.4 Athlons for under US$900. Parts for building your own are just as low. It hardly makes sense to spend 500 upgrading when new systems and/or parts are so cheap. Your current HP is as proprietary as it gets. Many of the systems fearures are incorporated on the mainboard, thus you would have to purchase not only a new mainboard/processor, but also memory, sound card, modem,etc. Your case/power supply is minimal and would not support P4s/Athlons. So to sum it up:
You can make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, but it still smells like a sow's ear. Go new from ground up...T

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I have recently built my own system with Windows 2000, dual PIII 1 gig Processors, 1 gig of RAM, ATA 100 Hard Drives,  3 video cards and monitors, on a home network with Internet connection sharing, playing quake and kicking some serious butt It's great, however,
while putting together your own system would be a great experience,
wouldn't you rather spend less money to get a top-notch system?
All you need to do is walk into a Gateway store and tell the sales rep you want a good Game system!
They will build it,
Ship it to you,
Give you a 3-year warranty, and best of all,
you can drop it off a the store if it ever has problems.
P.S. you may want to up the points on this question

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i figured it would be propriatory system.ook, now you guys have talked me into building my own system.but my queston is the same. the lader part is what i need to know now. what mother board is good for gamen> i have a voodo3 card and a good us robotics modem and two 30 gig hard drives and a sound card. i set the jumpers on my php and installed my own cards. much faster.i was thinking of the athlon 1.200 chip.anyone know any spots online to get parts to build one(inexspencive)not gateway.they are to much $.i do my own fixing.thanks for the help...can i give moore than one person points?

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You can split points for a good low dollar system check out some of these system components and they even build game barebone systems, or can provide you with good parts to build your own from scratch:  http://www.ditcorp.com/NEWsite/PRODUCTS/SYSTEMS/barebones.asp

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To search for components on your own check pricewatch as they have price info from a number of resellers.  You might also check out http://www.falcon-nw.com/site.htm to see what they build their systems out of.  Anotehr site for good prices and performance is here:  http://www.aberdeeninc.com/ .

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thanks for your help. hope i can split these points.i'm going to try

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thanks alot for your help

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thanks alot for your info

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www.directron.com
www.pcprogress.com
www.tcwo.com
Three reputable companies that I have dealt with...good luck...T

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Here are some good bare bones systems to start you out

http://www.aberdeeninc.com/
 
Tested & Assembled  $449.99
 
 Includes:
- Chaintech Motherboard
- Onboard Audio
- 1.33GHz CPU
- 256MB DDR Memory
- Black Aluminum Case
- Black Floppy Drive
8-29-01  

Tested & Assembled  $399.99
 Includes:
- Chaintech Motherboard
- Onboard Audio
- 1.5GHz p4 CPU
- 128MB SDRAM Memory
- Blue Trim Case
- Floppy Drive
9-13-01  

Super Cool Pentium 4 $599
 Includes:
- Intel D850GB Pentium 4 Motherboard
- Aluminum Tower Case
- 1.7GHz Pentium 4 Processor
- 128MB of RAMBUS Memory
- Floppy Drive
ALL Assembled & Tested
8-29-01

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Who were you splitting points among?

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