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October 31, 2012 5:04:12 PM

I'm not a wise computer mind, but I am in need of some help and suggestions. I am a broke college student, but need to upgrade my computer. I attached a picture of my system info and was wondering if I need an upgrade on anything.

I know for sure I need to upgrade my graphics card. I am looking for one between $50 and $100 that would support most games with shader model 3.

Anything else that I need to upgrade is budget friendly? I probably wont upgrade everything right away, but little by little (like paycheck by paycheck).

Thanks!

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October 31, 2012 5:08:14 PM

seems like my photo is smaller than expected.

Device:
Name: ATI Radeon x300/x550/x1050 series
Chip type: Radeon x600 (0x5B62)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Approx. Total Memory: 638 MB

System:
model: Dell DM051
BIOSL Pheonix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A07
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory: 1536MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
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November 1, 2012 3:18:05 AM

thanks for replying. I'm guessing that has shader model 3 or higher? i dont mind playing games on low/med settings, I will look into that card thnx
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November 1, 2012 3:33:36 AM

it looks like you have about a 305W power supply. with that PSU, you should be able to run something like a radeon 7750 which is 55W. Toms says "Good 1920x1200 performance in most games, some with lowered detail" and it's about $105.
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November 1, 2012 3:39:30 AM

thanks, that gives me an idea of what it can handle :) 
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November 1, 2012 3:45:42 AM

Remember, your PC is already out of date, so it would better to save your money to buy a whole build PC rather than upgrading your current PC...
:) 
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November 1, 2012 3:52:28 AM

i will eventually get a new one, just need a graphics card for this one to play some games for a while :) 
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