Hi, I have this 4-5 years old computer, and I am looking to upgrade it. First of all I do not know a lot about computer parts, it was my brother who build this computer, but since hes overseas and busy, he doesn't have much time. Right now i use the games for playing several games such as SC2 and vindictus, however I am only able to run these games in low (or even lowest) setting, and even then there are occasional slowdown/lag time.
I have around 300-400 dollar budget and i was wondering what if it is possible to upgrade my computer to play current games in higher settings.
Since i do not know too much, i ll try to identify the parts I have with a software i found. If more info are needed, then I can try my best to find to (or if you tell me how XD)
Running on Vista Home Premium
CPU: Intel Core 2 CPU 6420 @ 2.13GHz
MotherboardI can't really find much about my mother board :? it says P5K, Serial number is MS1C74B52600832
Your CPU should handle a more powerful GPU for example HD5750/70 or HD6750/70 or GTS450. Those card are much more powerful than your current 2600XT which is the weakest link in your setup. For further speed boost you could as well overclock your CPU.
GTS450 for a great price after MIR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Well, i tried to overclock my comp a little today...lol not much luck, i ll try it again some other day when i am in the mood. Anyways, are extra rams needed for my computer, is 2 Gb enough, if so it is necessary to get the same brand, or as long as i get one that is 800mhz? I dont really like to buy from the internet, but i ll take that suggestion for sure. Thanks Alot, i ll probably check my computer stores or something when i go out.