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June 20, 2011 4:10:05 AM

So I am trying to upgrade my computer so i can play SC2, Counter-strike, World of Warcraft and BF3. When i start to get into action i feel like my computer is just freezing up. Is that my processor or ram? Here is all my specs. Feel free to suggest any upgrades and things that would help smooth out my computer. Thank you so much for all you help!!!


Operating System new – server roles System Model
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)
Installed: 5/8/2011 1:15:36 AM No details available
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.20 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
64-bit ready
Not hyper-threaded Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-K8N Pro-SLI
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. F6 10/27/2005
new USB Storage Use in past 30 Days (mouse over last used for details) new Hosted Virtual Machines (mouse over name for details)
None discovered None discovered
Drives new – drive encryption Memory Modules c,d
160.03 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
118.92 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4480B [Optical drive]
PLEXTOR DVDR PX-708A [Optical drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

ST3160023A [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 3JS0WWKA, rev 3.06, SMART Status: Healthy 3072 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
Local Drive Volumes new – volume encryption


c: (NTFS on drive 0) 160.03 GB 118.92 GB free
Network Drives
None discovered
Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
local user accounts last logon
Owner 6/16/2011 4:24:33 AM (admin)
UpdatusUser 6/16/2011 4:24:43 AM
local system accounts
Administrator never (admin)
Guest never
HelpAssistant never
SUPPORT_388945a0 never

DISABLED Marks a disabled account; LOCKED OUT Marks a locked account

Microsoft XPS Document Writer on XPSPort:
Send To Microsoft OneNote 2010 Driver on nul:
Controllers Display
Standard floppy disk controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller] (3x)
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] (3x)
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller (3x) NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT [Display adapter]
Samsung SyncMaster [Monitor] (23.0"vis, s/n PE22HVGP804578, August 2007)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller USB Audio Device
Virus Protection [Back to Top] Group Policies
No details available None discovered
Communications new – connection speed & status Other Devices

1394 Net Adapter
↑ 3Com EtherLink 10/100 PCI For Complete PC Management NIC (3C905C-TX)
primary Auto IP Address: 192.168.0.105 / 24
Gateway: 192.168.0.1
Dhcp Server: 192.168.0.1
Physical Address: 00:01:03:C3:C3:65

Networking Dns Server: 192.168.0.1
Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
HID-compliant consumer control device
USB Human Interface Device (2x)
Built-in Infrared Device
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
HID-compliant mouse
USB Composite Device
USB Root Hub (2x)

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June 20, 2011 4:51:20 AM

your computer is, unfortunately, really obsolete in every aspect. You need to upgrade pretty much everything, so it is time for a new system. you can build a very decent gaming machine for as little as $500, check out tom`s System Builder marathon for advice.
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June 20, 2011 5:10:06 AM

Couldn't I just get a new motherboard, processor and ram? Would that just fix it all?
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June 20, 2011 5:44:02 AM

no good.

Get a new computer and keep your ass tight for diablo 3 !!!
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June 20, 2011 6:31:37 AM

UNLVPIKE said:
Couldn't I just get a new motherboard, processor and ram? Would that just fix it all?


you will also need a new graphics card, probably a new power supply (depending on what your old one was), a new operating system (bf3 wont work on XP, you need vista or windows 7) I would also imagine your monitor is probably low resolution and you might want something nice (not necessary). Also you might want something more than a 160 GB hard drive if you want to load alot of games or applications.

your computer seems like it is about 6 or 7 years old, i would not reuse components like power supply or hard drive because they are nearing their end of life.
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June 20, 2011 3:39:17 PM

its not worth upgrading

i think the only thing really worth keeping is the case and floppy

the hard drive and dvd drives are debatable becasue there probably ide


it will be easier to start afain with a complete new pc, i wouldnt trust power supply in new pc becasue of the age and probably not powerfull enough

you can get a core i3 system for under £400 (sandy bridge) that will play everything (i dont know about battlefield 3 as i dont know requirements)
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