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November 27, 2011 12:14:18 AM

Well i wanted to play some games but noticed i needed to upgrade my graphic card but i don't know where to start? (Not hardcore gaming )

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a b U Graphics card
November 27, 2011 11:14:47 AM

start from posting your current system specs and name of games you want to play.
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November 27, 2011 8:14:56 PM

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start from posting your current system specs and name of games you want to play.


i used this software called CPUID to get this information
Well i have an old computer......(its pathetic) My dell: Dell dimension 4550 , Intel Pentium 4 CPU 1.80 GHz , 512 Mb ram (planning on buying more) , ATI RADEON Rage 128 II 32mb, AGP 2.0 4x

and here is the link to review my motherboard:

(my motherboard and specs)part 1: http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Intel-D845PEBT2-i845PE-M...
part 2: http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Intel-D845PEBT2-i845PE-M...
part 3: http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Intel-D845PEBT2-i845PE-M...
a c 214 U Graphics card
November 27, 2011 8:18:08 PM

Honestly that thing is so old it's not even worth upgrading it.It's a money pit.Just build a whole new PC.
a b U Graphics card
November 27, 2011 8:19:23 PM

I agree with purple stank. Start a new thread in the Builds section of the forums and they'll get you started on a build to fit your budget.
a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2011 8:44:14 AM

totally agree with purple stank and warmacblu
this machine is seriously old
that board support only ddr which costs 4-5 times more than ddr3
you can get a motherboard (like asrock n68c s ucc in which you can play old games like gta San Andreas, prince of Persia 1,2,3,sands of time,the 2 throwns, nfs most wanted etc without any graphics card) that support ddr3 and amd phenom 2 in cost of 1gb ddr ram

so do not upgrade just build new one with ddr3 support
if your budget is low you can consider amd as processor otherwise go with intel core 'i' series
November 29, 2011 11:32:17 PM

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totally agree with purple stank and warmacblu
this machine is seriously old
that board support only ddr which costs 4-5 times more than ddr3
you can get a motherboard (like asrock n68c s ucc in which you can play old games like gta San Andreas, prince of Persia 1,2,3,sands of time,the 2 throwns, nfs most wanted etc without any graphics card) that support ddr3 and amd phenom 2 in cost of 1gb ddr ram

so do not upgrade just build new one with ddr3 support
if your budget is low you can consider amd as processor otherwise go with intel core 'i' series


http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-GeForce-Motherboard-N68C-S...

you refering to this ???
a c 214 U Graphics card
November 29, 2011 11:53:05 PM

Don't get that mobo.Get something from the 9xx series.That way you have a much bigger upgrade path.
November 30, 2011 8:54:06 PM

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Don't get that mobo.Get something from the 9xx series.That way you have a much bigger upgrade path.


Whats wrong with this one?? And can u send me a link to the one your talking about
a c 271 U Graphics card
a b 4 Gaming
November 30, 2011 8:59:02 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Graphics & Displays to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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