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What should I upgrade my system to?

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February 2, 2013 10:44:44 AM

hello i have a pc with foll specs:
Computer Type ACPI x86-based PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate-32 bit
DirectX DirectX 11.0

CPU Type DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E7400, 2800 MHz (10.5 x 267)
Motherboard Name: Unknown
Motherboard Chipset: Intel Bearlake G31
System Memory:2048 MB (DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM)
DIMM1: Transcend JM667QLU-2G 2 GB DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM
BIOS Type AMI (07/21/09)

Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS (512 MB)
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS (512 MB)
Monitor LG W1942 (Analog) [19" LCD] (19084930)

Audio Adapter nVIDIA HDMI @ nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
Audio Adapter VIA VT1708B CE @ Intel 82801GB ICH7 - High Definition Audio Controller [A-1]

IDE Controller Intel(R) ICH7 Family Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 27DF
IDE Controller Intel(R) N10/ICH7 Family Serial ATA Storage Controller - 27C0
Storage Controller AZJFFPN3 IDE Controller
Disk Drive ST3160318AS ATA Device: (160 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
Optical Drive HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22NP20 ATA Device
Optical Drive RQXQX N49QZS1I SCSI CdRom Device
Network Adapter: Atheros L2 Fast Ethernet 10/100Base-T Controller

DMI BIOS Version 080014
DMI System Manufacturer Maxtone
DMI System Product: MaxG31PR(HIS)
DMI System Version 1.0

I am planning to upgrade my system for better and smoother gameplay for mp3,Skyrim,Crysis 2,gtaIV and upcoming gtaV......
On my current specs,while playing GTAIV and mp3,my graphics are decent but gameplay is slow and lags..
What should I upgrade in my current system and to what specs for smooth gameplay and good graphics???

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February 2, 2013 1:28:28 PM

For gaming it is the GPU that is holding you down, ram upgrade and GPU is viable but for better GPU you might need new PSU. Or upgrade the whole system but really we will need a budget.
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February 2, 2013 1:29:46 PM

Well if you want to play all those games smoothly, you current PC just won't cut it.
You need a new one.

Taking a look at your PC, i assume you'll be on a very tight budget, so i suggest you reuse your old power supply ,case, optical drive and OS and buy this

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($68.76 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($83.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $223.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 10:28 EST-0500)
February 2, 2013 3:59:40 PM

dirtyferret said:
is this a mass produced PC like a dell, acer, hp, etc.,

No...i dont think so...does it matter..?