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Upgrading PC Help please

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I have a d330 ut HP
230watt psu
1gb ram
9200 ati

I am looking to upgrade the Graphic card 1st and would like to know what would be the best card to run battlefield many thanks
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More about upgrading please
  1. Best answer
    Does this look right? => http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11647_na/11647_na.html

    IMHO... Do not spend any money upgrading that old of a system. Even if you did upgrade the video card you will need to upgrade the PSU as well. ...then you will start playing a "new" game and see that a memory upgrade past 1GB is in order. ...then you will find that your CPU can't keep up. Etc... Snowball effect with a myriad of spending. Building / buying new may be your best option.

    At A Glance :
    -Intel® Pentium® 4 and Celeron™ processors
    -Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Home, Microsoft Windows 2000, and Mandrake 9.1 Linux
    -Intel 865G chipset with Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2
    -Integrated Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit ethernet for HP
    -400, 533 and 800-MHz front side bus support
    -Dual Channel Memory with 4 available color coded DIMM slots
    -Intel HyperThread support
    -SMART III Ultra ATA/100 Hard Drives
    -SoundMax Digital AC97 Integrated Audio with Internal Speaker
    -Color coded cables for ease of use
    -Maximum serviceability with tool-less covers, drives, PCA, PCI, and AGP slots
    -Energy Star compliance with energy-saving features
  2. Thanks for help and info I sort of guessed that I would need to upgrade psu at least it can take up to 4 gig of ram. thanks again
  3. Yes...it is all about $$$$.....adding a new PSU, and RAM will likely cost $50+
    Selling it for $100 and getting a new refurbished $350 pc from HP ($250 net cost) would be a better option I think...compared to what you have now.
    Example...
    Pavilion p6570t W7HP-64 i3 540 3.06GHz 600GB SATA 4GB DVDRW(LS) NIC 15-in-1 Rmkt PC $351.20
  4. Quote:
    what's your budget for upgrades.?

    30-40 GBP for psu and 20-40 GBP for GPU. Only wanted to upgrade this old pc to lan Battlefield 2 (not bad company)
    with my main comp.
  5. sadams04 said:
    Does this look right? => http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11647_na/11647_na.html

    IMHO... Do not spend any money upgrading that old of a system. Even if you did upgrade the video card you will need to upgrade the PSU as well. ...then you will start playing a "new" game and see that a memory upgrade past 1GB is in order. ...then you will find that your CPU can't keep up. Etc... Snowball effect with a myriad of spending. Building / buying new may be your best option.

    At A Glance :
    -Intel® Pentium® 4 and Celeron™ processors
    -Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Home, Microsoft Windows 2000, and Mandrake 9.1 Linux
    -Intel 865G chipset with Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2
    -Integrated Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit ethernet for HP
    -400, 533 and 800-MHz front side bus support
    -Dual Channel Memory with 4 available color coded DIMM slots
    -Intel HyperThread support
    -SMART III Ultra ATA/100 Hard Drives
    -SoundMax Digital AC97 Integrated Audio with Internal Speaker
    -Color coded cables for ease of use
    -Maximum serviceability with tool-less covers, drives, PCA, PCI, and AGP slots
    -Energy Star compliance with energy-saving features

    yes that is correct i dont mind spending a little as this is not my main computer. I only wanted to upgrade this comp a little so it can run battlefield 2(not bad company) on medium settings as it is not a demanding game ram gpu and cpu wise.
  6. kitaware said:
    Yes...it is all about $$$$.....adding a new PSU, and RAM will likely cost $50+
    Selling it for $100 and getting a new refurbished $350 pc from HP ($250 net cost) would be a better option I think...compared to what you have now.
    Example...
    Pavilion p6570t W7HP-64 i3 540 3.06GHz 600GB SATA 4GB DVDRW(LS) NIC 15-in-1 Rmkt PC $351.20

    That would seem the best idea but to be honest I dont mind spending a little to upgrade it then maybe selling just want to lan battlefield 2 (not bad company)
    what gpu is the best agp and compliant with a 240 watt psu ?
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  8. You can get a 512mb AGP video card on Ebay for $25 and less but with a 240wt psu I'd recommend getting one with NO FAN...a passive fin-cooled card will not tax your low watt PSU......
    ...though the ATI 5450/512mb PCI card in my new PC has a teeeeny-tiny fan that seems to work just fine in my i7 with its puny psu...
    If you can find cheap RAM to bump the RAM to 4gb ($40 or so also on Ebay) you can improve the system since your running a 64bit OS right?

    That would be a $60-75 upgrade.....not bad.
  9. kitaware said:
    You can get a 512mb AGP video card on Ebay for $25 and less but with a 240wt psu I'd recommend getting one with NO FAN...a passive fin-cooled card will not tax your low watt PSU......
    ...though the ATI 5450/512mb PCI card in my new PC has a teeeeny-tiny fan that seems to work just fine in my i7 with its puny psu...
    If you can find cheap RAM to bump the RAM to 4gb ($40 or so also on Ebay) you can improve the system since your running a 64bit OS right?

    That would be a $60-75 upgrade.....not bad.

    no the d330 ut what where are referring to is a single core CPU. so not 64bit unfortunately but thanks for the info on that card many thanks
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