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Should I upgrade my PC?

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August 17, 2010 8:03:38 AM

So atm I've got:
500GB + 1.5TB (Sata2 Seagate hard disks)
Intel Core2 Duo E8400
Antec Sonata3 Quiet Mini with 500W
Gigabyte S775 GA-X38-DS4
OCZ 4GB DDR2 800MHz (2x2GB) Reaper Heat Pipe CL4
OCZ Vanquisher CPU cooler
ATI Radeon HD5770 1GB.

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August 17, 2010 8:07:29 AM

PC Wizard:

Mainboard : Gigabyte X38-DS4
Chipset : Intel X38
Processor : Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3000 MHz
Physical Memory : 4096 MB (2 x 2048 DDR2-SDRAM )
Video Card : ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
Hard Disk : ST31500341AS (1500 GB)
Hard Disk : WDC (500 GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : ELBY CLONEDRIVE SCSI CdRom Device
DVD-Rom Drive : TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S202J ATA Device
Monitor Type : Samsung SyncMaster - 24 inches
Monitor Type : Acer AL1951 - 19 inches
Network Card : RTL8168/8111 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate Professional 6.01.7600 (x64)
DirectX : Version 11.00
Windows Performance Index : 5.9
August 17, 2010 8:14:15 AM

Its a working Rig I assume?
whether or not you need to upgrade it depends on what you use it for I would say
Moto
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August 17, 2010 8:47:53 AM

Your system can still perform decently at this moment (if it is still working a.k.a not yet broken or facing instability issues).
Your system is a bit old but not yet ancient and not really out of date.
I think your system is still OK.
You can try considering an SSD for an update, and OC your system.

See my system for reference, it should have about the same age as yours (except for the SSD, PSU and GPU), I plan to get a new proc, mobo and ram somewhere next year, during sommer or perhaps later.
August 17, 2010 9:16:04 AM

OCing the CPU will help give it some life. You will likely be able to get to 3.4 - 3.6ghz on stock voltage.

Depending on games and resolution, you could consider more powerful GPU, though on anything less than 1920 x 1080 the 5770 should be fine
August 17, 2010 1:56:22 PM

The only person who can decide if you need to upgrade is you. Exactly what is it your current build is not doing well enough for you?
August 17, 2010 1:58:38 PM

well whats your budget? what are you using it for? moar info PLZ
August 17, 2010 7:47:04 PM

I'll be using it mostly for gaming :] Also, would it be better to OC the CPU with a program or manually?
Basically the budget doesn't matter (I just want it to be up to date, sometimes it seems like my PC is waaay to slow).
August 17, 2010 7:47:25 PM

Also, thanks so much for all the replies :>
August 17, 2010 7:52:24 PM

clear off viruses and background programs that you don't use, then OC.
August 17, 2010 8:58:27 PM

I've cleared all viruses and background programs :> also removed aero
August 18, 2010 5:08:40 AM

You can achive better stability of OCing manually.

more tips :
- Defragmentation
- Clearing registries
August 18, 2010 6:18:44 AM

Bang a Flash/Zip drive in a suitable usb port, dedicate it to readyboost and never take it out without safely removing hardware etc etc,
remove windows components you dont need (Like you did with aero)

Moto
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