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May 11, 2008 6:13:34 PM

Hi I want to upgrade my PC for the upcoming game age of conan, but i need to know if some parts are ok for the stronger parts ill be getting. I need help deciding what is the best graphics card for at least 200$ or less and Good RAM.

This is my CPU Specs.

Intel Pentium D Processor 820 2.8 ghz with dual core technology
2 GB DDR2 SDRAM 533 mhz
256 mb gddr3 7900 gs
250 GB SATA II HD 7200 rpm
So please tell me what i need... tell me if my cpu would bottle neck the faster parts of my computer. Thanks

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May 11, 2008 6:19:32 PM

help plz
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May 11, 2008 7:29:51 PM

i dont know its a comp from dell... how can i find out?
May 11, 2008 7:31:52 PM

i got the sheet wit com specs on it but it doesnt say the mobo
May 11, 2008 7:36:40 PM

also how do i check my psu so its good enough for t he 8800 gt and should i get faster ram or get another gig of the same ram
May 12, 2008 4:18:24 AM

please help
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May 12, 2008 12:13:21 PM

What model dell do you have? most likely you can't upgrade the CPU which you will really want to do as well.

for $200? Get a 8800GTS
$195 after rebate: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
if you don't have the regular price upfront or if the price is to salty, this is probably the closest performing card you can get in a 8800GT form and can probably be OCed quite a bit higher with that cooling solution:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
May 12, 2008 7:08:48 PM

i have a xps 400
May 12, 2008 7:17:58 PM

also i might just upgrade my laptop but... since my processor is not like a true dual core idk if it is... do you think my laptop has a better processor? i think its 2.0 ghz dual core compared to 2.8 ghz but intel pentium d
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May 12, 2008 8:28:30 PM

It looks like that model uses the 945 chipset. If you do some research it might support one of the 800MHZ core2 chips. That would be a great help.
May 13, 2008 2:40:59 PM



ok i google searched and found these to be your XPS's specs

http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/dell-xps-400-viiv/4507...

it says that your mobo supports PCI express x16...so thats not a problem anyways.....you could open your case and check out which PSU you have... that would give us a better idea whether your PSU could handle the new GFX cards
May 14, 2008 3:26:27 AM

^..wow ok...i guess OP needs to upgrade his PSU after all...I don't think that mobo supports the Penryns..... OP, you gotta buy a new mobo, CPU, PSU and a gfx card to upgrade
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