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 GPU, CPU, PSU, RAM - upgrade order for gaming PC - Forum What should i upgrade first to increase my gaming performance ? - Forum Gaming PC Upgrade - Forum Low Budget Upgrade for Gaming PC - Forum mediocre laptop upgrade or trade-in for gaming - 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 SolvedNeed help! Upgrade PC, Buy/build new gaming PC, or buy PS4? Forum SolvedGaming PC Upgrade Forum Solvednew system for video edit 60% , gaming 40% . ...... any issues regarding upgrade possibilities? Forum Solved1100$ upgrade friendly gaming pc Forum SolvedHelp Upgrade my gaming pc! Forum SolvedUpgrade for next gen gaming Forum SolvedShould upgrade SSD for my gaming rig? Forum SolvedUpgrade Gaming PC Forum SolvedGaming rig upgrade suggestions? Forum SolvedNeed help to find parts for a gaming pc that will run BF4 on ultra at 1080p with 60+fps with overclock and later upgrade optio Forum Solvedreplace / upgrade motherboard 1358g for rfactor gaming Forum SolvedPC gaming upgrade Forum SolvedI want to upgrade my PC into a gaming one but I am not sure what I need to get in order to do so. Forum SolvedWant to upgrade basic gaming PC... Will it work? Forum Solvedi am gaming , should i upgrade my phenom 2 x4 955 instead of gpu ? ? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !