[/b]Ok, recently my computer literally exploded lol 8O . I havent upgraded my computer in a long time and i have alot of questions because i dont know much about computers. If someone with alot of broad knowledge could lend me a hand would be much appreciated
My old computer had these specs:
-1gb DDR ram (cant remember the mhz)
-80 gb hd
-asus p4s800 agp/ddr old mother board lol
-p4 3.0ghz intel proscessor
-512mb 16xagp sapphire Ati video card DDR 2
-250w Power supply (which was the cause of the explosion i think?!)
Those were my old specs and my motherboard processor and power supply are now toast cuz i was trying to run the game S.T.A.L.K.E.R shadow of chernobyl and my computer couldnt handle it.
I now plan to build a new computer, and some advice/feedback would be absolutely appreciated and helpful. So heres my plan:
I want to keep the same HD 80GB, I need to get a new power supply i was thinking 350w at a decent price, i definately need a new processor for the price i was looking at the E4300 core2duo intel processor. I need a new motherboard now one that can mount the E4300 and one that takes DDR2 memory now instead of DDR. I will also put some more ram onto my computer so i was thinking 1 gb of ddr2 + another 512 of ddr2 memory
and i want to keep the same video card my ati 512mb sapphire because i belive and correct me if iam wrong that it is a decent card.
The questions i have are:
What motherboard should i purchase?
Should i go with the core2duo e4300 for the price?
Will the core2duo support S.t.a.l.k.e.r and any upcoming games?
Will 350w be enough to power my computer without another explosion?
Will a newer motherboard with pci and ddr2 slots still support my agp videocard?
And should i keep my 80gb hard drive?
Anyways, whoever takes the time to read this and answer back would be a god to me lol :roll: