What to upgrade first? Tags: Homebuilt Systems Last response: October 10, 2012 9:18 AM in Systems Share garrett3650 October 10, 2012 4:17:09 AM Hello, i would like to know what I should upgrade first for my desktop PC. I just recently traded my gaming laptop for this PC and was looking to turn it into a gaming Desktop PC. Here are the spec's so far on it: Mainboard : Asus P5G41T-M LX PLUS Chipset : Intel G41 Processor : Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 @ 1866 MHz Physical Memory : 16384 MB (4 x 4096 DDR3-SDRAM ) Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce 6600 Hard Disk : Western Digital WD2500AAJS-75M0A0 ATA Device (250GB) DVD-Rom Drive : Toshiba-Samsung CDDVDW SH-S223C CD-Rom Drive : DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device Monitor Type : Hewlett Packard HP L1750 - 17 inches Network Card : Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate Professional Media Center 6.01.7601 Service Pack 1 (32-bit) DirectX : Version 11.00 Windows Performance Index : 3.4 on 7.9 More about : upgrade mrdowntownkiller a b B Homebuilt system October 10, 2012 8:03:40 AM what is your budget for this upgrade , because from the spec i see it up now , you need to upgrade many things. excella1221 October 10, 2012 8:53:26 AM All that 16gb of RAM is wasted on the 32-bit OS. This is a weird pre-built. Related resources [ Upgrade ] Not sure what to upgrade first ! :) - Forum What should I upgrade first ? - Forum What should I upgrade first ? - Forum What is the first upgrade I should make to my system? - Forum What to upgrade first - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer zolton33 a b B Homebuilt system October 10, 2012 9:06:08 AM I would go with a 64 os first thing then a new gpu then finally a new monitor. wr6133 October 10, 2012 9:18:55 AM I hope your gaming laptop was not very good as the build above is pretty weird (in a not good way) If you can afford it buy a new mobo, GPU,CPU and OS just keep the RAM (even a cheap Pentium on a H61 or an A10 on an FM2 board will destroy the specs above for not much over £250-300/$400-500) If money is scant then get a new GPU (graphics card) in there as your not going to be gaming on the one thats in there. You wont be using all the RAM as you only have a 32bit OS but forking out for a 64bit OS I wouldnt call a priority as even if yu can use all 16GB of RAM graphically you cant play much. Your CPU is also weak it may soldier on briefly but its pretty much at the end of its useful life. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumLooking to upgrade , what to do first ? ForumWhat Should I upgrade First ? ForumWhat should i upgrade first ? ForumAbout to upgrade CPU. What should be replaced first ? ForumBlack Ops 2... what would you upgrade first ? ForumWhat to upgrade first on computer for gaming ForumWhat to upgrade first on computer for gaming ForumWhat should I upgrade first ? ForumWhat should I upgrade first ? ForumDetermining what to parts in my first computer to upgrade ForumWhat should I upgrade first (GPU or CPU)? ForumWhat should I upgrade first ? ForumI can't decide what to upgrade first :( ForumNeed advice on what to upgrade first . $175 budget. ForumIs this gaming PC okay? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !