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Squeezing out a little more performance from my rig!

Last response: in Systems
March 25, 2011 8:38:56 PM

Hey all!
Long story short, I am looking to upgrade my 3(ish) year old rig:

Intel e8400, 2gb RAM, ATI 4850

Being a student, I cannot afford a complete rebuild so am looking to keep the same mobo & cpu.
I am considering upgrading my video card (it runs real hot these days and causes system reboots!) and possibly my memory if needs be.

It's been a while since I looked at PC components so am fairly out of the loop with regards to what cards/ram are a good bang for buck these days, so any advice would be great!! Thanks in advance!
a c 90 B Homebuilt system
March 26, 2011 11:54:45 AM

Hello darth_haggis;

What PSU are you working with? And what resolution monitor?
Most important. Have you set a budget yet?
March 27, 2011 1:56:55 PM

Thanks for reply!
OK these are my specs:

360W PSU
2gb Corsair CM2X 6400 RAM
ATI 4850 GPU
Intel e8400 CPU

I have a 22" monitor with a 1650x1080 resolution. Also, I am running Windows XP.

Being a student my budget is fairly limited, but i could probably spend around £150 ($240) ish.

Thanks in advance!