Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

What should I upgrade?

Last response: in Components
Share
November 14, 2012 4:32:43 PM

Hello,

I'm wondering what i could upgrade to make my pc a bit faster.

My pc is pretty old, around 8 years.

It's a dimension 4550.
2x 512 MB RAM
Nvidia GeForce4 MX420
Intel Pentium 4 (2,4 Ghz)
SoundMAX integrated digital audio.
30GB hard drive + 160GB hard drive
17" monitor
Windows XP

I'm not sure what motherboard I have, but it has AGP slots for a videocard. I really want to make it faster, because I can barely play a youtube video at 360p. My budget is around 200 euros.

More about : upgrade

November 14, 2012 4:38:01 PM

i wouldnt put money into a system that old, instead save up and buy something new or newer used
m
0
l
November 14, 2012 4:42:51 PM

the only thing worthwhile would be ram, if you can find some second hand.
m
0
l
Related resources
November 14, 2012 4:46:16 PM

^ +1
m
0
l
November 14, 2012 4:51:16 PM

Hi :) 

RAM...RAM...RAM...RAM...RAM...RAM...RAM...RAM...RAM...RAM...RAM...

All the best Brett :) 
m
0
l
November 14, 2012 4:51:43 PM

Theres not a lot of options left for AGP video cards, there is a few left on tiger direct but the most recent card that you can get for AGP is something in the Radeon 4000 series. I would also see into upgrading the RAM to 2 GB as your system will need as much free memory as possible.
m
0
l
November 14, 2012 5:03:24 PM

If you can find compatible memory for free, or some cheap amount like a few euros it might help a little.

But your system is too outdated to be worth upgrading any other way so I suggest you save your cash for a new more cost effective system.
m
0
l
!