Question Is upgrading my Gateway FX6850 possible?

May 27, 2020
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I am thinking of upgrading my Gateway FX6850 with a new motherboard and power supply, also would a cpu upgrade or gpu upgrade be needed to? Computer use is mainly graphic design for my home business (Adobe products), web surfing and limited gaming when my son uses it (Origin, Epic Games, Steam, Roblox, Minecraft). I am planning on a RAM upgrade (DDR4 and more GB), if I get a new motherboard, especially with RAM prices more competitive these days.

Thanks for your comments and ideas ahead of time...

Current configuration via Speccy:

Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i7 2600 @ 3.40GHz 56 °C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (8-8-8-20)
Motherboard
Gateway FX6850 (CPU 1) 58 °C
Graphics
LG FULL HD (1920x1080@75Hz)
DELL P1913S (1280x1024@60Hz)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Gigabyte) 37 °C
Storage
931GB Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 (SATA ) 37 °C
953GB SanDisk SDSSDH3 1T02 (SATA (SSD)) 39 °C
465GB TOSHIBA MK5065GSXN USB Device (USB (SATA) ) 37 °C
465GB Toshiba External USB HDD USB Device (USB (SATA) ) 37 °C
Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH60N
Audio
High Definition Audio Device
 
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k1114

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You need a new cpu if you want a mobo with ddr4. So cpu, mobo, ram and psu. You also want to look at the front panel connection since it's an oem prebuilt. Sometimes they have weird connections and may need a new case too.
 

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