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 - $96 Shipped Which option would give me a larger performance increase in games? More about : upgrade Best solution evilgenius134 March 3, 2011 8:45:26 AM To play games better option 1 would provide the better solution. It would be better though if you get a modern CPU like a Phenom II or a Core 2 Duo since the CPU dictates the long term use of your system. XxChAoS32xX March 3, 2011 9:36:35 AM Best answer selected by XxChAoS32xX. Related resources What to Upgrade ? - Forum What should i upgrade to .... I am on low budget - Forum Not sure what to upgrade 212+ to. - Forum What kepler gpu to upgrade from 660-ti? - Forum What should I upgrade next in my PC - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer XxChAoS32xX March 3, 2011 9:39:52 AM Thanks, Since I want to play games immediately (lol) and since option 1 provides the largest performance increase, that is was I will go with for now. In a few months I will "finish" my build with a more modern CPU and Motherboard, possible new ram aswell. Thanks again for the response . Nerdbox87 March 3, 2011 10:05:29 AM Phenom II / Core 2 Duo = not modern and yeah better off with Option 1 for short term. 100$ 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhat could I upgrade ? ForumWhat could I upgrade ? ForumWant to Upgrade My PC but i dont know what to upgrade . ForumTrying to figure out what I can upgrade my graphics too ForumWhat should i upgrade to? ForumWhat should i upgrade ATI 4850 to ? ForumWhat can I upgrade ? ForumWondering what i should upgrade next? ForumWhat should I upgrade on my PC ForumWhat video card to upgrade for my X51 ForumOpinions and price of this PSU........... Forum[Solved] I have p xw6400 xeon 5120 cpu, what can i upgrade to? ForumWhat to upgrade? ForumWhat Should I Upgrade on My Computer? Forum[Solved] What memory can I upgrade my Alienware with? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !