HI , my name is timothye .
I have a pc that i am thinking about upgrading .
AMD sempron 1.7GHz
1GB pc 3200 @400
nVidia GeForce 7300GS 512MB
maxtor 100GB *IDE
i play games on this machine and generaly i have to turn everything off inorder to play a specific game .
I am trying to play at the moment .
Team Fortress 2
Medal of honor > ariborne
Cal of Duty 4
i can get the games to play but as i noted everything is off * all settings are as low as they can be *
I would like to know if this machine would perform better with a new graphics card and a memory upgrade ?
i dont have the cash for a new complete machine or i would go that route , but for the time being would an upgrade give me a lot more performance and would i be able to turn up - on some of the textures ETC up to medium at least and not have as much lagg or would you suggest that i just wait and build a new machine at a latter date ?
if a memory upgrade and a Gcard is going to give me a noticable difference in game play then would you please note some Gcards that i could use with this system and the memory as well .
What is your motherboard? This will help determine what would work well with your system.
My personal opinions is that you won't be able to upgrade to anything that is really high-performance. You may be able to get something that is mid-class or so, but it won't be easy as you're using pretty old parts. *edit* I'd think that any new graphics card you get will be immediately bottlenecked by your 1.7Ghz proc, so upgrading single parts isn't going to net you much of a performance increase.
ok .. no its not a dell ..
its a compaq machine , dont know who made the case . but tis a full size case ..and there is enough room in the case ..
so your suggestion would be the 8600GT ddr3 512MB ,PCI-E x16
if this machine uses pc 3200 DDR . wouldnt that mean that this ddr3 or ddr2 wouldnt work on the machine ? or would i not receive the performance speed of the ddr3 or ddr 2 and i would be just a waste . if my theory is at all true ??
thanks for all the replies ,