I decided that I want to upgrade my system but I don’t exactly know what should I upgrade in it. Here are my system spec now:
Cpu: Intel quad core Q6600
Motherboard: ASRock 4CoreDual-SATA2
Memory(RAM) : Kingston ddr2 667mhz 2GB (2x1gb )
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT 512MB
Samsung 320Gb HDD
Hannspree 19inch screen
I want to upgrade my Ram to at least 4GB 800Mhz DDR2 ram but I don’t know if I should spend more on it and buy ddr3 ram. Also if I want to upgrade my ram I need a new motherboard because my current one only can take up to 2 gb of ram. I also want to buy an other screen so I can have dual screen system. I was thinking about a 22 inch Samsung t220hd. Then later on I would buy an other one and change my current screen to that so I will have 2 22inch screens. But I’m not sure if my current graphics card would take 2 22 inch screens in hd. Plus it only has one dvi connector and one vga which is ok until I buy my second 22 inch screen because then I want to hook them both up to dvi ports because I heard that they are better. I’m not really a big gamer and I’m not planning on using my computer to play many games. I just want my computer to take the two 22 inch screens in full resolution with no problem when I do lighter tasks. So basically my questions are should I go with the cheaper ddr2 memory or go for the faster but more expensive ddr3? What kind of motherboard should I buy and what kind of graphix card should I upgrade to?
Sorry if I’m asking too much but this is going to be my first multy screen system and I want it to run with no problem.
Keep your current CPU, not worth it to upgrade.
Get a new Mobo, say a nvidia 790i or a crossfire ready board, the high end mobo's of the 775 socket processor are cheap these days. a high end one should only set you back 100-150
Sell your 8600GT, get buy Radeon 4850 or GTX260 w/216 cores should cost you about 120-130
Upgrade your ram while your at it to DDR2 800 2gbx2gb (4gb) any name brand will do should only cost you 40 bucks.