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Advice on upgrading my aging pc

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May 20, 2012 6:08:32 AM

Hey guys, I am currently in a mood in upgrading my rig's RAM and GPU. I don't have a lot of money this time so which way should I upgrade first?

My rig:

AMD Athlon II X2 250
M4N68T-M LE V2 MOBO
9500GT 1GB DDR2
2GB RAM
750GB SATA HDD

Also If I go upgrade my GPU, what graphics card should I buy? I'm thinking of HD5670, which I think is good. My budget cannot go beyond that of a price of an HD 5670. I'm playing Total War: Shogun 2 and I would be very happy with just Shader Model 3

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May 20, 2012 10:49:29 AM
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I would use the auto-notify option on this card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As for the rest of your system, check and see if you live near a microcenter. They are selling a tri-core 2.8ghz CPU with 6mb on L3 cache (huge difference for gaming) for 39.99:
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

But the single biggest upgrade for your system would probably be adding 2gb of ram. Some games today can in fact eat up more than 2gb of system memory. Memory is cheap, as long as you have a slot open on your board. Even if you dont, you can buy two 2gb sticks for under 20 bucks nowadays.
May 20, 2012 11:41:25 AM

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