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Upgrading a p4 3.21ghz

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January 4, 2009 4:01:49 PM

I have an old computer. i am thinking about upgrading a few parts, but i don't know if upgrading to these new parts would help my cause. i want to play games like WoW and CoD4. Is there any chance of that happening? Here are my specs of my comp.

MoBo:MSI PT880 Neo FSR

CPU: P4 3.21 Ghz

RAM: 2x512 Kingston Value Ram

GPU: ATI Radeon 9600 XT

PSu: Antec 350W

Thanks in advance guys

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January 4, 2009 4:09:13 PM

you mine as well build a whole new computer because all those things are outdated, the best you could do in my opinion is get the best agp graphics card there is but that still leaves your ram and cpu and psu
January 4, 2009 4:13:28 PM

Get another gig of memory and a better video card and you'll be good to go for WoW and CoD. The only problem is the AGP slot is going to keep you from getting a decent video card. If you are thinking about replacing the motherboard then you might as well just do a full mobo/cpu/video card upgrade.
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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
January 4, 2009 4:13:39 PM

Yeah you are pretty much out of luck on the update thing. Likely you can re-use your HD, optical drive, and possibly case.

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January 4, 2009 4:16:28 PM

i am building a new computer, but this is my old computer. yes, i know it is outdated. i was thinking about a new gpu did some looking and this is what i found

SAPPHIRE 100275L Radeon X1650PRO 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail

would i need a new PSu for this?
January 4, 2009 4:21:44 PM

I'd upgrade the RAM and the video card. I recently upgraded to this G.Skill 2GB DDR400 (which is now out of stock), and I've been happy with it; you could get another 2x512 MB RAM for your computer.

The fastest AGP graphics card available is the Radeon HD 3850. Then there's also the Radeon HD 3650, which is about $40 cheaper ($80 versus $120), and quite a bit slower.

So, for less than $200, you could get another set of 2x512MB RAM (or a new set of 2x 1GB) and the Radeon HD 3850, which seems like the best option, bar getting a whole new system.
a c 113 B Homebuilt system
January 4, 2009 4:22:09 PM

Not completely sure. If it's a less expensive Antec and had a few years of wear, it's probably dicey.

A newer EA380 or higher would probably be OK. If you're set on trying to upgrade, going from 1GB to 2GB is a big upgrade in WOW.
January 4, 2009 4:26:25 PM

thanks you guys. yall been alot of help
January 4, 2009 5:14:51 PM

Is this within your price range? If not then we need a budget.
Putting band-aids on your current system is wasting $$$.

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January 4, 2009 6:54:14 PM

thanks newf, but i am gonna wait to build a new comp. imma wait until D3 comes out. maybe 2009 x-mas!
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