I have a decent..'ish' computer that my parents use to check e-mail and do a little YouTube stuff like that.
I was going to to some upgrades like installing 4gb RAM and a new video card. I was going to up this up a bit and then go head and sell it to get some start off money to get a home build goin. Here are the specs of it right now:
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100618-1621)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: OptiPlex GX620
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A05
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 1024MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 1014MB RAM
Card name: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2772&SUBSYS_01AD10…
Display Memory: 251 MB
Dedicated Memory: 0 MB
Shared Memory: 251 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: DELL 1703FP
Monitor Id: DEL3010
Native Mode: 1280 x 1024(p) (60.020Hz)
Output Type: HD15
I am going to upgrade to a 64 bit windows 7 ultimate (MSDNAA).
Now my questions are:
Will by processor be sufficient enough to play games like COD4 and/or WoW?
Will this RAM
You're running Win 7b with 1GB? OUCH! Anyway, you cannot use DDR3 with that computer. It looks like you're stuck with DDR2. Also, your chosen video card ain't going to cut it for playing games. Get a Radeon 5570 if you have a slimline case
Well, the video card you've listed (a HD5450) is not a gaming card.
Also, the power supply will be limited. The strongest card you could safely add is a HD5670. You could turn it into a reasonably decent home-use machine that can also muddle through some games, but it will never be great.
I'm not certain, but I suspect it uses DDR2, not DDR3.
Your pc is not worth much as a PC. Do not put any more money into it.
You will do better by selling off the parts you can't reuse separately. Go to ebay and check completed listings to get an idea of what they could fetch. You might get $30-40 for the cpu.
Save up for a new build. Or, look on craig's list, you can usually get a decent used pc for a song.