computer newb help! lol


Jun 7, 2007
:hello: Hey everyone, i just purchased this HP A1740n model computer (
Those are the stats ^ and these are the motherboard specs ( Anywho im fairly new to computers dont know a whole lot and i got some questions for anyone nice enough to reply to them! :) So my first question is i want to upgrade my video card and ive been looking at the 8600gt xxx seems to be a great card for the money and i wanna know if my motherboard can support this card i belive it can with pci-e but i wanna make sure! ( Also my computer came with a stock psu of 300 watts, should i buy a new one for this system? if so ive been looking at this one its a cheap price and i think should do the job (
And last but not least is the memory, i belive my motherboard supports the maximum memory of pc-4200 533mhz. (correct me if iam wrong please) The questions i have about the memory are: Can my motherboard support DDR2-Dual channel ram or just DDR2 regular ram? if i can only get regular ram im gonna get these (
If my computer supports dual channel ram i plan on getting these

Anyways whoever reads this and responds much thanks to you!! :sol: :whistle: :love: ;) :D :ange:


Sep 29, 2007
The graphics card and the power supply should work but im not soo shure about the ram you cannot get those duel card because you motherboard can only support 4 gigs and that would be a little more than 4 so go with that one care for 40 some odd dollars