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December 16, 2012 7:58:14 PM

Hi , I have a bad pc and i want to upgrade its components First : I love Video games so much so i want things that good for gamers

My pc :
Intel pentium 4 CPU 3.00Ghz Socket 775 LGA
Msi ms-7366 Motherboard
Ram DDR2 2GB
Video Card Ati Radeon Hd 4350 1 GB

I want to know Can i Use DDR3 Ram On this motherboard And What Types of good video cards that i can use on this motherboard ???
Can this motherboard hold Intel core 2 Duo Or Intel Core i5 ??
What is best for games ana performance Intel Core 2 Duo Or Core 2 quad ??????

And i f i need to upgrade my Motherboard what i must buy?? And video card ??

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December 16, 2012 8:57:44 PM

Hi mate , no sorry you can't use DDR3 RAM using that motherboard. It only accepts DDR2. Also you can use any graphics card you want but the card performance will be held back if you use a wrong lane & old DDR2 RAM. Also that motherboard can't support Intel Core 2 Duo or an i5. Best for games would be a fast Core 2 Quad processor. Also if you want a new motherboard & videocard. You'd have to buy new ram & new cpu. So best advice is build a new system in whole otherwise wont be worth it.

Hope I helped :) 
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December 16, 2012 11:24:45 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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December 16, 2012 11:44:28 PM

What is your budget? What is the exact model of Power Supply?

Always a tough call to put money into an older computer or upgrade everything.

But the upgrade from HD 4350 1 GB to HD 7770 for $129.99 at Newegg is a good performer for the price. There is also, a $20 rebate, but some people don't like the paper work.

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

Of course, it needs PCI-express x16 slot and the slot next to it, because it is a double wide card.

It also needs one 6 pin power connector.
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December 16, 2012 11:53:52 PM

I agree with bkoop what is your budget one could suggest upgrading your whole computer from top to bottom or one could try and band aid fix it.
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December 17, 2012 12:49:31 AM

In order to use the MSI site for CPU upgrades

http://us.msi.com/service/cpu-support/

you need to give us the MSI part number starting with a G it should be on the motherboard someplace.
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December 17, 2012 12:50:45 AM

At this point though do you really feel that its a good idea to upgrade a socket 775 chip. I don't think so if you were to upgrade your cpu I would jump up to 1155 775 is older then dirt at this point.
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December 17, 2012 1:44:07 AM

I just want to put the option out there if the budget comes back at $200, then a used Socket 775 Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad might be the only option.
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December 17, 2012 1:54:08 AM

Well he should wait till he can make a decent upgrade if that is the case. Sticking to the super old socket will not help him in anyway in the long term.
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December 17, 2012 3:26:10 AM

bigshootr8 said:
Well he should wait till he can make a decent upgrade if that is the case. Sticking to the super old socket will not help him in anyway in the long term.


I understand, but here is an E7500 Core 2 Duo for $39.99 from a seller with 100% positive feedback. Two cores running at 2.93GHz, seemed much better than one running at 3.00GHz.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core-2-Duo-E7500-SLB9Z-Pr...

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December 17, 2012 7:27:47 AM

Just because a processor has a high clock speed doesn't make it good. Back when I first started building computers AMD had processors like the AMD ATHLON 64 3700+ and the clock speed was low but it beat the snot out of Pentium 4's at the time well the socket 939 did at the time. Point is he is after a better gaming performance. If he sticks with a 775 platform he will then have a continued bottleneck from his CPU. Even if he were to overclock he would need some serious cooler to push enough into that CPU to make it worth a darn.

Couple of things to think about
1. How much money you are wanting to put into your system
Option One the quick and cheap:
1. A10 5800k $120.00 Supplies the graphics card.
a. Motherboard. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99
b. Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $49.99
C. Total Cost $285

Or he could go with a i5 platform
CPU i5: $220 or around
motherboard: $140.00 or around
memory: $40 or around
Total cost: $400.00 Estimate
+ a video card if you wanted to add one.
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