Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
I would appreciate any help someone can give on proposed upgrades that may speed up his gaming (Christmas gift) ... I also think maybe putting a PCI wireless adapter in vs. his USB adapter may help, as I have a feeling our internet speed is the limiter - any thoughts?
Thanks for the response... to add ram & a video card I will probably have to go to windows 64 bit, because from what I understand, the current set-up (32 bit) will only recognize under 4gb of memory (which includes video card). Does that sound correct?
yes,you'd need 64bit windows to utilise the extra ram. However DRAM from the graphics card doesn't add to the system memory. If your windows is retail packaged,it should include 64bit,however, 4gb is already enough for gaming.
How about you get him a Radeon HD 78XX? They present excellent value,especially the 1GB HD 7850. It'll game on a 1080p monitor,and the price is right. He'll be able to run the latest games comfortably if his resolution is lower.