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a b V Motherboard
May 25, 2009 3:04:54 PM

This is my computer:

Motherboard: Intel Rock Lake D865PERL
Motherboard chipset: Intel springdale i865PE
Motherboard bios: AMI
CPU: Pentium 4, 3.00 GHz, 2992MHz
Zalman Quiet CPU cooler
PSU: Tagan TG580-U22 580W ATX2.01
Memory: 768 MB
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6 series
Sound Card: SB Live! Wave Device
OS: Win XP Professional SP2

I want to upgrade it so I can play the Last Remnant whose min requirements are:
processor: Intel Core 2 duo (2GHz) or AMD Athlon X2 (2GHz)
memory: 1.5 GB
video card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 VRAM 256MB or better
sound card: 100% DirectSound compatible sound card

So I need a new CPU, more RAM, new video card, possibly a new motherboard and sound card?

Can anyone give me suggestions to what to get? And please don't say buy a new computer, I have sentimental attachments to this one and prefer to upgrade even if it ends up being more expensive that way.

Help would be loved.

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a b V Motherboard
May 25, 2009 4:21:17 PM

what is ur mobo's socket, 775 or the old P4 socket? If it is a 775 then u can get a new C2D

For the gfx card u can get a good one for 35 dollars

RAM u might need a new mobo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Foxconn is a good mobo and it can support all kinds of cpus

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

This is a very good gfx card

RAM
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

corsair is also very good

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

processor
C2D

hope this helps
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
a b V Motherboard
May 25, 2009 5:59:05 PM

Upendra09 said:


hope this helps


Yup, thank you.
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a b V Motherboard
May 25, 2009 9:59:00 PM

no problem
May 25, 2009 11:38:06 PM

Eh...That video card is not "very good". It's actually very bad for any sort of gaming.

For a budget gamer, you're going to want at least a 9600GT. I'd suggest an HD4770, it's one of the best budget cards around.
May 25, 2009 11:42:45 PM

Why do people recommend hardware when they have no idea at all...nice one Uprenda! you sure he shouldn't try gaming on an intergrated intel chipset?
a b V Motherboard
May 26, 2009 12:03:33 AM

what are you talkin about rewindlabs?
I agree that the gfx card wasn't very good after a second look but that is just one thing. All the other specs are good, i just ried to help using my limited knowledge.

So if you have anything better then suggest it to the OP, not me, this is a thread for advice not commenting in other people.
May 26, 2009 12:22:02 AM

Ahh my bad...i guess we shouldn't give a *** if you accidentally cause someone to spend 55$ that they can't get back and tell them its a good gaming card...oh *** your bad...but don't worry about it you know cause you didn't mean to half ass it and guess that its a good card right?

Don't post if you don't know and especially if you have to admit you have little knowledge...we don't need another jackass here making mis guided recommendations..
a b V Motherboard
May 26, 2009 2:15:36 AM

And we don't need a critical loser who likes to insult people and worsen the situation by starting an argument instead of solving the problem by giving a better suggestion.
May 26, 2009 2:45:07 AM

Upendra09 said:
And we don't need a critical loser who likes to insult people and worsen the situation by starting an argument instead of solving the problem by giving a better suggestion.

:sarcastic:  Nice way to dodge....
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