Upgrade for gaming Tags: Gaming Components Product Last response: September 14, 2009 7:15 PM in Components Share Xipo September 14, 2009 5:06:05 PM So I'm planning on upgrading my pc. Will primarily be used for gaming. Now I was wondering what needs upgrading, cause games aren't running as smoothly as I'd like them to. Running on XP Pro SP2, 1920*1080 Specs: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ MSI MS-7367 2x DDR2 1GB 400Mhz ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB More about : upgrade gaming festerovic September 14, 2009 5:14:57 PM I would say new mobo and CPU, plus new RAM to match the mobo. As for vid card, get another 4850 to run xfire. obsidian86 September 14, 2009 5:19:16 PM more ram will help running at 800mhz, your board is out dated you could overclock a bit ,get a faster cpu or a new cpu,ram and board am3 class Related resources Upgrade or start from scratch? Gaming /Work Rig - Forum Looking for realistic upgrade to improve gaming if possible - Forum Upgrade my pc for gaming - Forum AMD 6300 vs Intel 3470 for gaming rig upgrade - Forum Midgrade gaming PC - upgrade or sell + new build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer sirkillalot September 14, 2009 5:31:56 PM new board new chip for sure Xipo September 14, 2009 5:42:00 PM Thanks for the quick replies! I was thinking of getting either a Phenom II X4 945 or the 810. Then for the mobo, I really have no idea yet. (suggestions are welcome) One with DDR2 or DDR3? And is DDR3 worth the extra bucks? Another 4850 will hurt my wallet a bit too much for now, but will probably get one in the near future. sirkillalot September 14, 2009 5:46:58 PM i recomend the p2 x4 955 i just got 1 myself, im still using my odd ddr2 with it for now. ddr3 is not going to make a big differance festerovic September 14, 2009 5:54:50 PM ^agree. I think their was an article here on Toms that showed that the difference is not that much. Better to get high performance DDR2 800 obsidian86 September 14, 2009 5:59:57 PM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Xipo September 14, 2009 6:11:14 PM Okay great, so DDR2 it is. And the 955 isn't that much more expensive, so will get that one too. Just wondering what I need in a mobo, I'm not planning on OCing So would the ASUS M4A78T-E be a good choice here? Xipo September 14, 2009 6:18:14 PM Didn't see your reply there obsidian, so would the ASUS M4A79XTD EVO be a better choice? Really don't know what to look for in a mobo obsidian86 September 14, 2009 6:22:03 PM its a great mobo at an excellent price but requires ddr3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... for ddr2 get the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... sirkillalot September 14, 2009 6:47:11 PM im using the GA-MA790X-UD4P http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Product... obsidian86 September 14, 2009 6:55:42 PM i use the asus 790x, always used asus, i find their slot arrangements better then most Xipo September 14, 2009 7:15:21 PM Thanks for the replies and advice, really helped me out! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Any Suggestions For An Upgrade - Gaming PC Forum Budget gaming upgrade build, bottleneck question Forum Gaming upgrade - AMD system Forum Gaming Upgrade Build for a Friend Forum Found Precision 690 Upgrade to gaming suggestion? Forum Gaming Computer Upgrade Forum 9800 GTX+ Gaming upgrade Forum Will this upgrade increase my gaming performance ?? Forum Gaming GPU Upgrade Suggestions Forum Upgrade to 90% NTSC Color Gamut for GAMING ? Forum Inspiron 530 gaming upgrade Forum Which is better upgrade for gaming a rig? Forum Can I Upgrade PC for Gaming Forum Graphics card upgrade for gaming Forum Best Cpu cooler for ~40 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !