Solved What To Upgrade Tags: CPUs DDR2 Games Product Last response: March 3, 2011 10:05 AM in CPUs Share XxChAoS32xX March 3, 2011 7:56:25 AM I am just looking to be able to play some of my games a little smoother, I don't expect to be able to max the setting out with my budget. System Specs Pentium 4 550 3.4Ghz HT 1GB Kingston DDR2-400 (4 Sticks, Tossing these either way) XFX Radeon HD 4550 1GB 64bit DDR2 (625mhz core,1270mhz mem) Option 1: Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128bit DDR3 (750mhz core,1600mhz mem) Wintec Ampo 2GB DDR2-800 Memory Total Price - $100 Shipped Option 2: Athlon X2 5600 + Motherboard G.Skill 1GB DDR2-800 Memory Total Price - $96 Shipped Which option would give me a larger performance increase in games? More about : upgrade Best solution evilgenius134 March 3, 2011 8:45:26 AM To play games better option 1 would provide the better solution. It would be better though if you get a modern CPU like a Phenom II or a Core 2 Duo since the CPU dictates the long term use of your system. Share XxChAoS32xX March 3, 2011 9:36:35 AM Best answer selected by XxChAoS32xX. m 0 l Related resources What should I upgrade? - Forum what should i upgrade first on my pc? - Forum What should i upgrade first? - Forum what CPU upgrade fits my system best. - Forum What is my best upgrade? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer XxChAoS32xX March 3, 2011 9:39:52 AM Thanks, Since I want to play games immediately (lol) and since option 1 provides the largest performance increase, that is was I will go with for now. In a few months I will "finish" my build with a more modern CPU and Motherboard, possible new ram aswell. Thanks again for the response . m 0 l Nerdbox87 March 3, 2011 10:05:29 AM Phenom II / Core 2 Duo = not modern and yeah better off with Option 1 for short term. 100$ is not worthy of a CPU/Mobo Upgrade. Weird RAM brand also? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $28.99 Free Shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $64.99 Free Shipping (-15$ Mail in Rebate, $49.99) $78.99 After Rebates, Incl. Shipping or with 5670 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $98.99 Including Shipping After Rebate (108.99 Before) Edit; Pentium 4, you do have a PCI-E slot and not an AGP? lol m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhat should i upgrade first to increase my gaming performance ? Forum SolvedLooking for advice on what to upgrade next Forum Solved560 ti SLI upgrade - to what? [Nvidia or AMD] Forum SolvedWhat do I need to upgrade in order to stream/record games effectively? Forum SolvedWhat Parts Should I Upgrade? Forum SolvedWhat should I upgrade? Forum SolvedWhat should i upgrade? Forum SolvedI want to Upgrade my GPU in my Alienware x51. Any opinions on what I may Buy? 04G-P4-2768-KR EVGA GeForce GTX 760 SC 4GB w/ EV Forum SolvedWhat can I upgrade my A10 5750M to? Forum SolvedWhat can I do to upgrade this laptop? Forum SolvedWhat graphics card works as an easy upgrade Forum SolvedWhat CPU Processors can i upgrade to? Forum SolvedWhat's The Best Way To Upgrade From 12 GB To 16 GB Ram On My Dell Laptop? Forum SolvedCould I upgrade my graphics card, and what card? Forum SolvedWhat would be the best order of upgrade? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !