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February 3, 2014 11:09:02 AM

Hey guys, first time posting on Tom's Hardware. I was hoping I would be able to get some feedback on my current pc as to what I should upgrade to make it more gaming friendly. Ill try to list the specs as best I can.

It is basically an upgraded Hp pavilion media center m8000 desktop right now. The pc was my grandmas and broke down on her so she told me I could have it if i got it running. I replaced the cpu with another of the same kind AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual core processor 5000+ 2.60 GHz. I have also added a better graphics card, AMD Radeon HD 6570 and I use if for dual monitors connected by an hdmi cable and a dvi cable.
When i first got it from her I also put in a different psu I bought it used off of some guy and to the best of my knowledge it is a cooler master real power pro RS-650-ACAA-A1 650W ATX Form Factor 12V V2.3 / SSI Standard EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply.
For memeory I just upgraded last night from 3.00GB to 6.GB and also switched to a 64 bit version of windows 8.


Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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a c 466 4 Gaming
February 3, 2014 11:13:08 AM

What are you trying to get out of upgrading. This is really too old to do much with for modern gaming or anything like that.
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February 3, 2014 11:17:07 AM

What is too old? The mobo and case? Do you recommend starting from scratch but using some of the hardware I have now like the graphics card, RAM or anything? I dont make that much money so I was hoping to continually update it as I can afford but if you think the whole system is too outdated I dont want to waste anymore money on it and would rather save to get parts for a better build.
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February 3, 2014 11:18:48 AM

What is too old? The mobo and case? Do you recommend starting from scratch but using some of the hardware I have now like the graphics card, RAM or anything? I dont make that much money so I was hoping to continually update it as I can afford but if you think the whole system is too outdated I dont want to waste anymore money on it and would rather save to get parts for a better build.
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a c 466 4 Gaming
February 3, 2014 11:19:24 AM

Starting from scratch is your best bet. The motherboard is too old for a modern CPU and modern RAM.

You cannot really reuse anything. The GPU is too weak for modern gaming and everything else is out of date.
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February 3, 2014 11:23:25 AM

I understand. Well thank you very much for the help.
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a c 466 4 Gaming
February 3, 2014 11:26:03 AM

Always glad to be able to help!
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