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Old 12-26-2009, 04:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey there guys and gals. New to PC gaming. Moved up from the PS2 and needed a new desktop anyway. Here is what i got. Some of the bigger games dont run very well unless i turn down the graphics. I know more than just the basics on computers but some help would be great on tweaks and upgrades to make things faster. Thanks.

Processor Brand

AMD Phenom™ II X4

Processor Speed

System Bus

Cache Memory

System Memory (RAM)

Type of Memory (RAM)

Hard Drive Type
Serial ATA (5400 rpm)

Hard Drive Size

ATI Radeon HD 3200

Video Memory

High-definition with 7.1-channel Surround Sound support

Network Card
Built-in 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)

Recordable DVD Drive
Yes, double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW

Recordable DVD Drive Speeds
8x DVD+R DL; 8x DVD-R DL; 16x8x16 DVD+RW; 16x8x16 DVD-RW; 5x DVD-RAM; 48x32x40 CD-RW

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Old 12-26-2009, 05:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum. With that setup I would say that the GPU is the biggest problem for gaming. For a more detailed discussion and suggestions, go to the correct subforum and make a thread in there as this is really just for intros.


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Old 12-26-2009, 05:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi Kenny,

Welcome to TF, hope you enjoy your stay with us.

Kmote is correct, you could use a new GPU (Graphic Card)
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Old 12-27-2009, 05:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome aboard.

Post up a thread in one of the Hardware forums (High Performance) and give us the make and model of your rig (if it is a pre-built), along with your budget, and we'll see what we can come up with that will put your machine into overdrive.

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Old 12-27-2009, 05:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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slap in a HD 4670 and it'll be like night and day difference
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