[#0055aa] Hi does anyone know of a website that can scan my PC to see what upgrades i can achieve ie Graphics card etc like the one cruical does for upgrading memory.... as i would like to upgrade my graphics card and do not know how to go about choosing a suitable card .... I currently have a nVidia GeForce 6200LE/TC / 64(256) MB ( stop laughing ) also would like to upgrade processor in future ....
Not a specific scanning website that will give you a report and advice on what to upgrade. You can always post your system specs on this forum and we will b eglad to give sugestions.
Belarc is a good quick app to tell you whats in the pc now as far as MoBo etc goes, everest and si soft sandra lite will do a similar job.
If you do post we would need to know all the specs from Motherboard through to power supply.
3.07 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: NEC COMPUTERS INTERNATIONAL GA-8I915PMD
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. 10i 01/13/2006
Drives Memory Modules c,d
151.64 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
127.17 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
PHILIPS DVDR1628P1 [CD-ROM drive]
ST3160812AS [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 5LS1RM79, rev 3.AAE, SMART Status: Healthy 2048 Megabytes Installed Memory
Slot 'A0' has 512 MB
Slot 'A1' has 256 MB
Slot 'A2' has 512 MB
Slot 'A3' has 256 MB Intel(R) 82801FB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2651
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] NVIDIA GeForce 6200 LE [Display adapter]
Samsung SyncMaster [Monitor] (17.1"vis, s/n H9NYB30807, November 2005)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 2658
Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 2659
Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 265A
Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 265B
Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 265C Realtek High Definition Audio
Communications Other Devices
Motorola SM56 Data Fax Modem
1394 Net Adapter
NETGEAR WG111T 108Mbps Wireless USB2.0 Adapter
primary Auto IP Address: 192.168.0.2 / 24
Dhcp Server: 192.168.0.1
Physical Address: 00:14:6C:0D:33:B6
Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
Dhcp Server: none responded
Physical Address: 00:14:85:C6:87:C7
Networking Dns Server: 192.168.0.1
Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
USB Human Interface Device
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
USB Root Hub (5x)
cheers for your help ,
the only thing i can see on motherboard says FC gigabyte GA-8I915PMD
the psu says FSP group inc model FSP250-60GEN
im open minded on budget , live in UK , Play games like battlefield 2 but would like to play newer games if possible but would just like a faster machine .......
I also found this on packard bell website
nVidia GeForce 6200 LE/TC 64MB (256MB Total) VGA + TV-Out
Name: nVidia GeForce 6200 LE/TC (NV44) PCI Express
Type: 2D/3D Video card
Sunshine DDR2 (GA-8I915PMD) Ver 0.1
Name: Sunshine DDR2 (GA-8I915PMD) Ver 0.1
Type: µATX motherboard
Intel Pentium 4 model 524
HDD Seagate TONKA II Serial ATA
Name: Tonka II / Barracuda 7200.9
Type: 3.5-inch Serial ATA
Speed: 7200 rpm
Packard Bell Data Secure
How to use Data Secure
Philips DVD+R9 drive
Type:8x DVD+R DL, 16x DVD+/-R, 8x DVD+RW; 6x DVD-RW, 16x Read DVD & 48x CDR, 32x CDRW, 48x CD
The good news is you have a PCI-E x16 slot. You could add a card like 8800GT or HD 4850 in it and see a massive improvement.
Problem #1 now is whether these cards fit in the case (both are around 9" or 9.5" long, depending on model). Cooling may also be inadequate in a case designed for office work rather than gaming.
Problem #2 is the PSU. It seems to be underpowered for these cards and a proprietary type too, from what I've read. (I just used Google a bit.)
#3 is that DDR2-533 and the old IDE HDD and the CPU will all limit performance.
If you can afford to start over and build a new PC I think you should do it.