9 Replies Latest reply on Aug 13, 2013 7:19 AM by sylvia_intel

    Motherboard upgrade Question



      Hey guys im new here, and do not know all that much about PC's, But Im eager to learn things.. Anyhow, I want to up grade my pc which is horribly old..I need Speed and Ram and im lacking in both..Im tight on cash and thinking of doing these upgrades in stages. The first thing I'd like to do, would be to change my motherboard with more Ram sockets. Here is the Motherboard that im thinking of buying


      Evga classified sr-2 270-w-s-w555-a2 lga 1366 socket intel, 5520 Sata 6gb/s usb 3.0 hptx...
      memory ddr3 1333+/1066/800
      model # 270-w5-w555a2


      well there's a mouth full.. and so Im wondering if this motherboard will be compatible with the hardware that I have right now and slowly as my funds grow I'll replace the processor, graphics card and other parts..


      Here are my spec's on my current PC.. Dont laugh my PC is old.


      Windows XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
      Install Language: English (United States)
      System Locale: English (United States)
      Intel Corporation


      Processor a Main Circuit Board b
      1.87 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo


      64 kilobyte primary memory cache


      2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache


      64-bit ready


      Multi-core (2 total)


      Not hyper-threaded Board: Intel Corporation D946GZIS AAD45436-307
      Serial Number: I left it out if you need it let me know..


      Bus Clock: 266 megahertz


      BIOS: Intel Corp. TS94610J.86A.0047.2006.0911.0110 09/11/2006


      Drives Memory Modules c,d


      250.05 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
      38.59 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space


      HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H22N [Optical drive]
      HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H50L [Optical drive]


      WDC WD2500JS-00SGB0 [Hard drive] (250.06 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WCANY2745684, rev 20.06C03, SMART Status: Healthy
      WDC WD2500JS-60MHB5 [Hard drive] (250.06 GB) -- drive 1, s/n WD-WCANKA666290, rev 10.02E04, SMART Status: Healthy 2046 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory


      Slot 'J6H1' has 1024 MB (serial number 0x680ECE19)
      Slot 'J6H2' is Empty
      Slot 'J6J1' has 1024 MB (serial number 0x67240DC6)
      Slot 'J6J2' is Empty
      Local Drive Volumes


      c: (NTFS on drive 0) 250.05 GB 38.59 GB free


      Network Drives
      None discovered
      Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
      local user accounts last logon
      Administrator 7/20/2013 11:17:31 PM (admin)
      Robert 7/25/2013 4:46:27 PM (admin)
      local system accounts
      Guest never
      HelpAssistant never
      SUPPORT_388945a0 never




      Controllers Display


      Primary IDE Channel [Controller] (2x)
      Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] (2x)


      Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller (2x)
      **Radeon X1300/X1550 Series [Display adapter]
      **Radeon X1300/X1550 Series Secondary [Display adapter]


      ****Are my Graphics card compatible?*****


      Acer AL1916W [Monitor] (19.1"vis, s/n 6440EE254000, October 2006)
      Bus Adapters Multimedia
      Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
      Standard Universal PCI to USB Host Controller (4x) Apowersoft_AudioDevice
      CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device
      Standard Game Port


      Communications Other Devices
      Standard Modem


      ↑ Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
      primary Auto IP Address:
      Dhcp Server:
      Physical Address


      Networking Dns Server:
      USB Human Interface Device
      Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
      HID-compliant mouse
      USB Root Hub (5x)


      Please let me know, all advise and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.. so are these parts compatible with the motherboard that I want to buy?