Upgrade my PC


I want to upgrade my PC. My budget is between 600 to 1000 USD. I want to upgrade my ram to at least 16 gb, however i am not so sure if its possible coz my pc has ddr2 ram and there combine gives me 4 gb. Also i want to change my graphic card to a mid-high end graphic card, so that i can play 3d games and watch 3d movies. I believe i need to upgrade my power unit too and also what budget cooling system should i use to keep my pc cool after upgrading it.

Kindly advise

My PC Configuration is as follows:

Time of this report: 1/21/2013, 10:30:31
Machine name: DESKTOP
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.120821-1629)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: Aspire Series
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz (4 CPUs)
Memory: 3328MB RAM
Page File: 1309MB used, 3905MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

Graphic card information

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 9500 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0640&SUBSYS_064810DE&REV_A1
Display Memory: 1024.0 MB
Current Mode: 1600 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0012.7533 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 5/25/2011 11:39:20, 4198272 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 5/25/2011 11:39:20, 12753664 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4500-11CF-036E-442600C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0640
SubSys ID: 0x064810DE
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D


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    Prebuilt computers are generally not made with upgradability in mind, and given your budget and how old that computer is, I think you'd be better off starting from scratch and building a new one. The peripherals (monitor, keyboard, mouse), the hard drive, and the optical drive might be worth carrying over to the new build, but none of the rest of it is likely to be. I suggest you read the sticky posts in the "Systems: New Build" section and start a new post there using the template.
  2. Thank you for the answer. I will start a new post in system.

  3. Best answer selected by hemantnavalkar.
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