Please help an idiots question? First off this is my sys. info I want to add a 500gb hard drive instead of this junky thing in it. Do I alco need to replace motherboard or can I just do the processor? I'm assumimg I'll need to replace CPU.Can you recommend something for someone on an EXTREME budget?
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name PAL
System Manufacturer AWARD_
System Model AWRDACPI
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 1 Stepping 2 GenuineIntel ~1693 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Award Software International, Inc. 6.00 PG, 1/14/2002
SMBIOS Version 2.2
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS.0
System Directory C:\WINDOWS.0\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2562 (xpsp.040919-1030)"
User Name PAL\Admin
Time Zone Pacific Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 768.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 204.84 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 1.83 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
What kind of gaming? The only thing a pentium is going to be able to handle, game wise, is nothing. Black Ops is 4 core optimized, so.. yeah. TF2/Source games are optimizing for more cores as the updates pour on. And, you get my drift. I think 200$ isn't going to get you much, but try doing a motherboard/CPU/RAM upgrade with AMD. That's really the needed upgrades.
Of course, if your playing flash games... Then, the Pentium probably can handle it.
So yes, your assumtion is right, you probably should replace 3 parts you and i stated.
This should do it below, the mobo has onboard video soo... Which should be better than any graphics card you have now.