Upgrading PC Presario CQ5320Y

I have the RAM to 4 GB in head and installed Windows 8.1. Everything works beautifully. I now await an AMD Phenom 11 x 4 810 to arrive and then install. My question is what do I do for a smooth transition... I welcome any suggestions? Should I upgrade the BIOS and how could I do. Thank you

Bajabloke, welcome to the forum.

There is no update of the BIOS of the computer.  Here is the page "Download Software & drivers" for the computer:

http://h10025.www1.HP.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?OS=4063 & LC = on & CC = US & DLC = in & sw_lang = & Product = 4107711

If you have not done so, a discrete video card would be a great upgrade.  However, the power supply unit (PSU) is only 250W.  Therefore, given that most new video cards require at least a 400W POWER supply, an upgrade of the power supply would be necessary.

I'll give you a little advice.  The computer is more than 4 years old.  Computers are only as good as their weakest component.  Technolgy evolves so fast it's amazing.  If it were me, I would like to start saving my money to buy a new computer.

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