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May 23, 2012 7:01:54 AM

Presario SR5450F
nVidia GeForce 7100 chipset is what I have.

I want to know what the most I can upgrade to?

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May 23, 2012 7:08:20 AM

this isn't much informative tell us ur cpu, psu ur gaming resolution etc
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a b U Graphics card
May 23, 2012 7:32:01 AM

Guess he expects the people here to do all the research for him. Stop being lazy and provide some information.
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May 23, 2012 7:39:41 AM

I'm not sure what you need, I found this under performance information;


Manufacturer Compaq-Presario
Model KJ383AA-ABA SR5450F
Total amount of system memory 2.00 GB RAM
System type 32-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2
64-bit capable Yes

Storage
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Total size of hard disk(s) 466 GB
Disk partition (C:)  428 GB Free (456 GB Total)
Disk partition (D:)  1 GB Free (9 GB Total)
Media drive (E:)  CD/DVD

Graphics
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Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i
Total available graphics memory 830 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 128 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 702 MB
Display adapter driver version 7.15.11.7521
Primary monitor resolution 1920x1080
DirectX version DirectX 9.0 or better

Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00GHz, 2000 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)

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May 23, 2012 7:43:07 AM

zaeb said:
Presario SR5450F
nVidia GeForce 7100 chipset is what I have.

I want to know what the most I can upgrade to?



Looks like you have a 250W PSU. That is a real limiting factor. In that case the most you can upgrade to is the $110 AMD 7750.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7770-7750...

I'd suggest saving for a complete upgrade if that's an option, you'd get much better performance/price...
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May 23, 2012 7:49:05 AM

Yeah the psu isn't too good i'd too recommend on saving the money now and then upgrade your psu and buy a hd 6850.

But i also think your cpu will bottleneck the card. you'll need to OC ur cpu :) 
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a c 84 U Graphics card
May 23, 2012 7:49:20 AM

for you gts 450 will be the best one if u have an 6 pin pcie connector.:) 

second hd 6570.:) 

third at max hd 7750.:) 

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May 23, 2012 7:50:53 AM

UAhmed said:
Yeah the psu isn't too good i'd too recommend on saving the money now and then upgrade your psu and buy a hd 6850.

But i also think your cpu will bottleneck the card. you'll need to OC ur cpu :) 



no the hd 6850 is too much for that cpu it will be better to get new whole instead of overclocking.:) 
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May 23, 2012 7:52:39 AM

sunnk said:
no the hd 6850 is too much for that psu it will be better to get new whole instead of overclocking.:) 


psu or cpu???????
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May 23, 2012 7:56:37 AM

oh sorry cpu written my mistake because of fast typing
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May 23, 2012 7:59:52 AM

Thanks for the replies! What's the most I could upgrade the entire computer to? I read somewhere that for ram I could only do four gb.
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a c 84 U Graphics card
May 23, 2012 8:05:40 AM

can you tell me which psu do you have?pls so i can help you in better way.:) 
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May 23, 2012 8:08:26 AM

four gb ram's good but i'd recommend buying a new cpu and mobo. intel core i3 2100 would be good
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May 23, 2012 8:09:21 AM

Would it be better to just buy a new computer with all the parts (having someone else install everything) ? I was looking at EVGA GeForce GTX 580 and wanted to make something that could play Starcraft 2, Diablo 3 at max settings, I just have no idea what parts I need.
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a c 84 U Graphics card
May 23, 2012 8:10:49 AM

look it will be always better to upgrade.:) 

whats your budget for whole system?
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May 23, 2012 8:11:37 AM

for a gtx 580 u must have to upgrade ur cpu, mobo and.......... psu (what psu do u have!)
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May 23, 2012 8:12:43 AM

The maximum would be two thousand.
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a c 84 U Graphics card
May 23, 2012 8:13:42 AM

two thousand us dollar?
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May 23, 2012 8:14:39 AM

Yes, sorry for not adding that.
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a c 84 U Graphics card
May 23, 2012 8:33:15 AM

you dont have to cost that much you will get a good rig under $1000.:) 

cpu - i5 3570k

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo - z77 chipset base.:) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

for psu this one its good enough for cf/sli.:) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

for ram 8 gb is enough more after some time.:) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

for gpu:- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or this one for under $250.:) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

for cd/dvd drive get asus or lg one.:) 

for hdd get western digital or segate hdds depends on you how much space.:) 

for case:- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




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May 23, 2012 8:33:17 AM

You could build a killer machine for 2000 dollars if you already have a keyboard mouse ext.
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May 23, 2012 8:36:29 AM

Ok, thanks for the replies it's a big help! I just wasn't sure how much a new pc would cost and didn't know if I should upgrade this old one or get a new one, but thanks for all the help!
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May 23, 2012 8:39:15 AM

Best answer selected by zaeb.
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May 23, 2012 8:56:41 AM

So here is a great gaming pc under your price you just need to make sure you pick a case with a place to put the radiator for the liquid cooling. A corsair with the slots for two 120mm fans on the the top will be good. This would be a beast of a machine it will blow your mind how fast it does tasks and the gaming would be outstanding plus you can always hook it up to your tv. Oh yeah I forgot a cd rom drive but you can decide if you want blue ray or not.


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