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January 31, 2012 9:59:00 AM

Hi,

System Specs

AMD 550 processor PhenomX4
Asus Motherboard MA8LT LE
Crosair Value Select 2X 2GB (4GBRAM)
ATI Saphire 5770 GPU
Viewsonic 18.5 Monitor
Segate 500 GB HDD
Gigabyte Luxo X142 cabinet

I can spend about Rs/10,000 ($200-220) for a system upgrade. I play lot of games and would like all your suggestions in upgrading the system which would help increase my gaming experience or make it future proof.

Appreciate your response

January 31, 2012 6:59:02 PM

What operating system? If it is Windows Vista or 7 64-bit, I would increase the memory to 8GB. Second, I would upgrade the video card.
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January 31, 2012 11:57:57 PM

I agree with Phil above - if you have a 64-bit OS, adding RAM (the right RAM) will give you an immediate boost in performance!
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February 1, 2012 2:31:21 AM

OS : Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit my clock speed is 3.2ghz

Thank you for the response, do let me know more and which GPU should be the choice?
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February 1, 2012 2:38:29 AM

Also my ATI 5770 has performed quite good till now, I could play all the recent games, but Ya its it future proof?may be not. It's been a year since I had my rig.
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February 1, 2012 5:41:32 AM

I was thinking of upgrading my 2x2GB crosair value select to 2 x 4GB Crosair XMS3.. would that make a difference...!!!

Thank you
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February 1, 2012 7:45:48 AM

sunnyrokxx said:
I was thinking of upgrading my 2x2GB crosair value select to 2 x 4GB Crosair XMS3.. would that make a difference...!!!

Thank you

On 32-bit systems the max RAM is 4 GBs.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978610

Your Win 7 Ultimate includes both 32-bit as well as 64-bit versions. You must choose during installation. Re-install Win 7 Ultimate and choose the 64-bit version. Then you can increase the RAM to 8 GBs or higher. You can go up to 192 GBs depending on how much the motherboard will support; definitely more than 8 GBs.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop...(v=vs.85).aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_7
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February 2, 2012 7:11:49 AM

Appreciate your reply, can you plase suggest me a replacement for my 5770, keeping my budget in mind!
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February 2, 2012 11:04:37 AM

sunnyrokxx said:
Appreciate your reply, can you plase suggest me a replacement for my 5770, keeping my budget in mind!

With your budget of Rs. 10,000, stay with the 5770 GPU which is a good graphics card!
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February 2, 2012 12:13:54 PM

ok.. got that... Thank you
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February 2, 2012 12:14:34 PM

Something you have to think about is that a 32-bit system only can "handle" 3,2 GB RAM, if putting in 4 GB the system would get SLOWER than if you put in 3 GB RAM. As other have mention 8 GB RAM is the absolute lowest sum if you want your PC to last for many years., but then you have to own a 64-bit Windows. When I am planning to buy a new PC I always choose out what components I want to have, and then wait a year and get those components for the half prize. Only that a product is 1 year old its still that high-end or mid-end good and NOT bad at all! To get your PC to last longer I highly recommend you to get two identical GPUs and run them in SLI/Crossfire, you will get almost the doubble quality/power when playing games. You will get more out of buying 2 "lesser" GPUs and run them togheder than buying 1 expensive GPU. To speed up the whole system I also recommend you to get two identical and smaller (say 60-80 GB each) SSDs and run them in RAID 0 mode and run them as system disc and install all your games on that, in that way you will get a great improvment overall! Then you can get a bigger HDD (2 TB) for a small cost and have all music, pictures and other media on that. Good luck!
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February 2, 2012 1:00:46 PM

Superb, thank your time. Much appreciated.
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February 12, 2012 3:47:58 AM

Best answer selected by sunnyrokxx.
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February 13, 2012 11:39:37 AM

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