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September 2, 2007 12:20:07 AM

guys help me out here...
i am upgrading my old computer (i have the new gaming one but fur internet use and my brother plays sometimes)
he said it is so slow
i have
AMD Athlon XP 3200+
448MB Ram(64 shared)
250W psu
and im thinking to add a graphics card
geforce 5200FX or 5500 or 5700

im not sure that power supply can support it

what d u guys think??

and which graphic card is best in these choices?

for last if i need to change power supply, please give me the good company or the model(really cheap ones)

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September 2, 2007 1:02:10 AM

That PSU might work but you'd definitely be better of getting a new one. Get at least a 400w, something from FSP would be good, good PSUs and not expensive. If you have the money, get at least a 550wto 600w, you can always use it in another build. Before getting a video card put at least 1GB of RAM in that machine, this will do more than anything to speed up the machine. I wouldn't put much money into the video card give you won't be able to use it in a new build.
September 2, 2007 1:28:59 AM

i dont have the money
i just bought a new computer and
my brother is using this
i guess he should pay for the card..
i can buy cheap psu below 25$$
can you tell me the company or the model??
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September 2, 2007 1:21:15 PM

I'm all for brotherly love but if this is his machine now, let him pay for the upgrades. Again, if the machine is running only 400+ MB of RAM, going with a GB will do more than anything to speed it up.
September 2, 2007 1:35:26 PM

What G-paw said. More RAM will help it most.
September 4, 2007 2:17:10 AM