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What should i upgrade?????

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January 18, 2009 5:19:49 AM

I have a Dell Dimension 9200 with a Core 2 Duo 1.86 GHz, 2 Gb RAM, and a nvidia 7950 gx2.
My computer won't play crysis on high graphics settings, and barely plays gta4 at 800x600.
Should i get a new processor (q6600 maybe?), or would i be better off getting a new video card

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January 21, 2009 11:33:10 AM

Welcome to the forums!

Get a faster video card. like the ATI HD4850 if your power supply permits.
Ask Dell if you can put in the e8400 processor.
Quad cores are slower for gaming than dual cores.

January 21, 2009 1:08:54 PM

So your saying 4 cores at 2.46ghz isnt better than 2 cores at 3.0ghz?

or oc'd 4 cores at 3.0ghz isnt better than 2 cores at 3.8ghz-4.0ghz.

You would have to see what kind of upgrades you can do through your computer from dell before buying anything.

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January 21, 2009 1:14:24 PM

pretty sure you can do ram and video card. not sure about the psu and the cpu.
January 21, 2009 3:21:15 PM

Quote:
So your saying 4 cores at 2.46ghz isnt better than 2 cores at 3.0ghz?

or oc'd 4 cores at 3.0ghz isnt better than 2 cores at 3.8ghz-4.0ghz.


Yes. Gaming is faster now with 2 cores, but things are changing.

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