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HP Pavilion p6365sc - Upgrade or Replace?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Helith, Mar 10, 2014.

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  1. Helith

    Helith Thread Starter

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    In 2010 I went out and bought a desktop, an HP Pavilion p6365sc and for the first 3 years I had no issues whatsoever. However, last year problems started to arise, black screen, blue screen, different types of screens, all screens and it's gotten so bad that the computer can't even boot up properly. There's a weird sound from of of the fans and the screen goes to black almost instantly with the "no input signal" message.

    I play a lot of games and I know many here would tell me to buy a proper gaming computer, but as I'm short on money, I simply can't afford it.

    Here's a bit about the computer itself.

    Product number
    WL282AA

    Release date
    25-Feb-2010

    Country/region sold in
    Scandinavia

    Motherboard

    MS-7613 (Iona-GL8E)
    Manufacturer: MSI
    Form factor: microATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)
    Chipset: Intel H57 Express
    Memory sockets: 4 x DDR3
    Front side bus speeds: 2.5 GT/s DMI
    Processor socket: LGA1156
    Expansion Slots:
    1 PCI Express x16 slot for graphics card
    3 PCI Express x1 slots
    1 PCI Express x1 minicard slot

    Processor

    Intel Core i3 530
    Operating speed: Up to 2.93 GHz
    Number of cores: 2
    Socket: 1156
    Bus speed: DMI (Direct Media Interface) - bus speed not applicable for DMI

    Processor upgrade information
    Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:

    Intel Core i7-8xx (Lynnfield core)
    Intel Core i5-7xx (Lynnfield core)
    Intel Core i5-6xx (Clarkdale core)
    Intel Core i3-5xx (Clarkdale core)
    NOTE: Maximum processor core frequency <= 2.93GHz

    Memory

    8 GB
    Amount: 8 GB
    Speed: PC3-10600 MB/sec

    Memory upgrade information:

    Supports DDR3 DIMMs only
    Dual channel memory architecture
    Four DDR3 DIMM (240-pin) sockets
    DIMM types:
    PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333)
    PC3-8500 (DDR3-1066)
    Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
    Supports up to 16 GB on 64-bit PCs
    Maximum memory only if using 4GB DDR3 DIMM modules.


    Video graphics

    NVIDIA GeForce GT230
    Interface: PCI Express x16
    Maximum resolution:
    HDMI TV resolution: up to 1080p*
    HDMI PC resolution: 2560x1600 at 60 Hz
    DVI TV resolution: up to 1080p*
    DVI PC resolution (dual-link): 2560x1600 at 60 Hz
    DVI PC resolution (single-link): 1920x1200 at 60 Hz
    VGA resolution: 2048x1536 at 75 Hz
    * Use NVIDIA software to optimize display
    1.5 GB onboard memory
    Supports two displays at the same time*
    * Two of the three ports are usable at any one time
    Supports HDCP
    Integrated Intel H57
    *Integrated video is not available if a graphics card is installed.

    Integrated graphics using Intel H57 chipset (when compatible CPU is installed)
    Intel HD Graphics
    Sound/Audio

    Integrated Realtek ALC888S Audio
    Integrated High Definition audio

    Audio CODEC: ALC888S
    6-channel high-definition audio
    AC97: no
    TV-Tuner

    AVerMedia DVB-T/PAL
    Figure 5: TV Tuner card top view
    Interface: PCI Express x1
    Supported transmission standards:
    DVB-T (digital)*
    PAL (analog)
    * Requires an antenna
    Either DVB-T or PAL signal is available. You cannot use both at the same time.
    A 10-pin header on the card provides additional S-Video, composite video, and audio inputs for multimedia connections on the front of some PC cases.
    Built-in IR controller: Yes

    Networking

    LAN: Gigabit 10-Base-GT
    Technology: Realtek RTL8111DL 10/100 Mbps
    Data transfer speeds: up to 10/100/1000 Mbps
    Transmission standards: Gigabit 10-Base-GT Ethernet
    802.11 wireless b/g/n half-length PCI-Express Mini card


    Interface type: PCI-e half-length mini card socket
    Data transfer speeds: up to 300 Mbps
    Transmission standards: 802.11 b/g/n
    Antennas: 2 (internal)
    Operating band: 2.4 GHz single band
    Supported security protocols:
    WPA-PSK
    WEP


    Hard drive

    2 x 750 GB

    Size: 1.5 TB (2 x 750 GB drives)
    Interface: SATA
    Transfer rating: 3.0 Gb/sec
    Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
    CD/DVD disc drive

    SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology drive

    Memory Card Reader

    15-in-1 multimedia card reader
    Figure 10: View of memory card reader


    Supports the following cards:

    Compact Flash I
    Compact Flash II
    IBM Microdrive (MD)
    Memory Stick (MS)
    Memory Stick Duo (Duo)
    Memory Stick Pro (PRO)
    Memory Stick Pro Duo (Pro Duo)
    MultiMediaCard (MMC)
    MultiMediaCard Mobile (MMC mobile)
    MultiMediaCard Plus (MMC plus)
    Reduced size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC)
    Secure Digital (SD)
    Secure Digital miniSD (Mini)
    Smart Media
    xD Picture Card (xD)

    Computer Case

    Mid-size ATX
    Height: 38.7 cm (15.23 inches)
    Width: 17.5 cm (6.89 inches)
    Length: 41.4 cm (16.29 inches)
    Bay
    Total Bays*
    13.33 cm (5.25 inch)
    2
    8.89 cm (3.5 inch)
    3
    Pocket Media Drive
    1
    * Bays may be occupied by existing hardware.
    Power Supply

    300W
    300W power supply

    I/O Ports

    Front I/O ports
    USB: 2
    Headphone: 1
    Microphone: 1
    Back I/O ports

    I've been searching the net thin on this subject and I know in the long run, I'll be better off with a new computer - but it's simply not an option in this case right now.

    So, I ask.

    Is it at all possible to upgrade and if yes, any advice on which parts/with what? I've thought of a PSU 450W and Asus GeForce 640 graphics card, but could my computer handle that?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Macboatmaster

    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy

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    together with the no input signal message MAY indicate damaged hardware but MAY also indicate that the computer case is totally choked with dust

    That is your starting point to open the case - usually but not always a side panel is removable, you want the side panel that is furthest from the I/O plate where the mouse, keyboard, Ethernet etc connects

    Unless you know how to proceed examine that aspect first, just visually and when you reply with how dusty it is, I will offer you further guidance
     
  3. Helith

    Helith Thread Starter

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    I make it a habit to always dust off my computer every 2-3 week, there's no dust in there, however I've never been able to reach the video card as it's placed in the most ridicoulous way.
     
  4. Macboatmaster

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    With the side of the case off - ascertain where exactly the noise is coming from
    That Intel CPU has integrated graphics
    connect to those and see what happens
     
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