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I am dumb and i need Serious help with tweaking my computer

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July 16, 2010 8:40:06 PM

hello people,
the thread name says it all,
here are my computer specs << yay i know what specs mean!!

Motherboard : Gigabyte MSI EP45-UD3L
CPU: Intel Core Quad Q8300 @ 2.50 GHz(4CPUs,) 2.5GHz
Ram : 2 Gb DDR2 << i think cause i check the speed of the memory and it was 667 MHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT (approx. total memory : 1776 MB

if i missed anything please tell me , I BEG YOU HELP!

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July 16, 2010 8:42:07 PM

What Do You Want To Tweak?
July 16, 2010 8:44:37 PM

i thought of Tweaking the Ram and GPU
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July 16, 2010 8:57:02 PM

so.....What Do You Want To Tweak?
July 16, 2010 9:04:13 PM

mspisz said:
so.....What Do You Want To Tweak?

RAM and Graphic card am aiming for a gaming pc , well as good as it can go

what kind of ram and what brand you suggest
and for the graphic card i prefer NVIDIA
July 16, 2010 9:44:36 PM

So you wonna build a new machine or improve on what u got already?
July 16, 2010 10:15:55 PM

I'm not well known with nvidia graphics cards (im ati boy but not a fan boy) but the 9800gt is suppose to be really good and you could go with a gtx 260 is suppose to be good, like i said though im not a nividia person though so maybe someone will correct me but i dont know your budget so i'll just link those to cards

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I Choose 2 evga becuase thats a really good brand (from what i've heard)
but if i were you i would recommend this card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

it cost the same as the gtx 260 and im pretty sure alot better
July 16, 2010 10:29:51 PM

Oh thanks , i was wondering , most games support nvidia will i have problems in the future if i choose ATI?

and all these cards will work with my Mother board and Processor smoothly?
July 16, 2010 11:53:12 PM

Up your Ram to at least 4gb, 8gb is waaay better, get the same speeds as what you currently have (ddr2 667). I would also up your graphics card to something with a bit more grunt, like an nvidia gtx285 or an ati5850. If you put a better graphics card in your system you may also need to improve your power supply depending on what you currently have - http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/500w-psu-power-supply,rev... although you may want a bit more grunt if running a high end card.
July 17, 2010 12:46:59 AM

well the reason i showed him those cards were is becuase i don't know your budget if you can spend alot of money go with a much higher end card but if you don't have that big of a budget go with atleast the ati card i showed you, and a couple thing ati doesn't have is like physX i don't think but i mean you'lll still be abled to game perfectly fine
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