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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


AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+
MSI MS-7367
2x DDR2 1GB 400Mhz
ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB

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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.
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
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September 14, 2009 5:31:56 PM

new board new chip for sure
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.
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
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
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?

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 :D 
September 14, 2009 6:55:42 PM

i use the asus 790x, always used asus, i find their slot arrangements better then most
September 14, 2009 7:15:21 PM

Thanks for the replies and advice, really helped me out!