I am looking to upgrade my desktop's RAM and Graphics. Since this is my first time doing any kind of computer upgrade I figured I'd make one of these posts for some guidance (I browsed through the forums for a while and couldn't quite find a similar post).
I'm looking for kind of an "above average" gaming computer, and also something that can do Android development using Eclipse with the ADT plugin somewhat smoothly (it runs kind of sluggish on my current setup).
HP Slimline s5-1200z Desktop / AMD A6-3620 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 2.20 GHz / 4GB Memory
Here are some of the technical specs:
It currently has integrated graphics which I think is AMD Radeon HD 6530D. One question I have is when I looked at the HP product information website (I can't post a URL link yet, unfortunately) it said that it took PCI Express x16 graphics cards, but I noticed on Newegg that the GPUs are sectioned off into 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0, are they all the same or no? What does the difference mean, is that release dates or drivers?
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard Company
System Model: s5-1200z
Processor: AMD A6-3620 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 2.20 GHz
Memory: 4.0 GB RAM (3.49 useable)
Since the Slimline is so small, I figure I'll need a new case to fit the GPU (which is fine with me because it'll make future upgrades simpler). But my only question right now is about the PCI Express x16 specifications.