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Updating pc on the cheap

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July 1, 2010 12:36:27 AM

hello im looking to update my pc (specs at bottom) due to it being slower than i would like in genral surfing, music, playing cod uo. i also would like to play cod mw2. ive never done this before and am looking for help. i want to keep it cheap but want it to be able to play games comforatably if i have to pay more so be it. i think i need a new mobo, processor and graphics card but have a look and see what you think.


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: up to 2 monthes BUDGET RANGE: £100 - 500

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: internet, gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, any parts i can reuse from my existing pc

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/
http://www.scan.co.uk/
http://www.dabs.com/ COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: England

PARTS PREFERENCES: none

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes / No / Maybe(dont know what this means)

MONITOR RESOLUTION: unknown, not hd

current system
CPU Arch : 1 CPU - 1 Cores - 2 Threads
CPU PSN : Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00GHz
CPU EXT : MMX, SSE (1, 2, 3), EM64T
CPUID : F.4.3 / Extended : F.4
CPU Cache : L1 : 12 / 16 KB - L2 : 2048 KB
Core : Prescott (90 nm) / Stepping : N0
Freq : 3013 MHz (200.87 * 15)
MB Brand : Gigabyte
MB Model : C19-MCP04
NB : NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition rev A3
SB : NVIDIA nForce4 MCP rev A3
GPU Type : NVIDIA GeForce 6500
GPU Clocks : Core 400 MHz / RAM 200 MHz
DirectX Version : 9.0c
RAM : 2560 MB DDR2 Dual Channel
RAM Speed : 267.8 MHz (3:4) @ 4-4-4-12
Slot 1 : 1024MB (4300)
Slot 1 Manufacturer : Corsair
Slot 2 : 512MB (4300)
Slot 2 Manufacturer : Corsair
Slot 3 : 1024MB (4300)
Slot 3 Manufacturer : Corsair
os: xp
power supply: ezcool atx450 jsp
450 w



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thanks for reading
sorry if this is in the wrong bit of forum

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July 1, 2010 2:35:16 AM
July 1, 2010 9:04:44 PM

is there no point in saving my ram?
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July 1, 2010 9:11:08 PM

Could you be a bit clearer about which RAM sticks these are? specifically the parts number of the two 1GB sticks.

I'm guessing they are so old that they will either not run or be a serious handicap, but it depends on what they are.
July 2, 2010 4:29:52 PM

corsair vs1gb533d2
July 2, 2010 5:28:19 PM

mmmcheese said:
corsair vs1gb533d2



Yeah, thats called old RAM. Considering newer RAM has over twice or three times the speed, I would spend the extra $100 for newer RAM.
July 3, 2010 12:48:45 AM

I certainly can't guarantee the RAM would work, and you could never match it at a decent price. It's possible, and you could try.... you won't hurt anything trying.
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