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Old 02-02-2007, 10:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My work have kindly provided me with a DELL dimension E520
kitted out as follows
Dimension E520 Core 2 Duo Processor E6300 1.86Ghz
Video card Nvidia Geforce 7300 Turbocache 256MB DV
Memory Dual Channel 2048MB (4x512) 533MHz DDR2
Hard Drive 250GB Serial ATA II 7200Rpm ULD

Although this is ideal for work purposes. Reading on the internet it may not be the best for games. As I'm new to all this what could i do to improve the performance for gaming. And is it worth upgarding the CPU as the PC cost me nothing dont mind the outlay for this?

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Old 02-02-2007, 10:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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the CPU is already great, the 7300 is what will stop you playing games at high settings look to upgrade that to a 7600GT or 7900GS.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Cheers for that should have tried to scam one of them of my work as well.

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no problem its also PCI-E so you can get the latest graphics cards depending on your budget.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Can I ask whether you're buying this off Dell, from what I have heard they are really bad at technical support and **** to get your pc repaired with.
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My work have kindly provided me with a DELL dimension E520
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He meant the video card, baron.

celtic-rob: a video card upgrade should set you up. How much are you willing to spend? You can upgrade that 7300 with as little as $120 or as much as $600. Your call.
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All you need is a video card and youre set.
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