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Old 05-03-2006, 11:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey i just need some advice about upgrading my PC

well first off, yes i should build a new one but i'm on a super tight bugdet at the moment so this is what i have

AMD sempron 2400+ 1.67 ghz 192 of ram

well thats what my computer says

iunno how to check my mother board etc

what order should i upgrade at? ram first or stuff etc etc i'm on a low budget and just wodnering how i can get the max outta this PC =] thanks
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Old 05-03-2006, 11:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Download Everest, and tell us what Motherbooard you have. But I recommend getting more RAM.
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Old 05-03-2006, 11:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I second that...

more ram will do wonders...

then later get an evga 6600gt
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Old 05-03-2006, 11:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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find out what video card you have also. it's in device manager under display adapters

anyway, the 4 vital parts of a computer are: motherboard, CPU, RAM, video card.
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Old 05-03-2006, 12:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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is this what you need? btw lemme know exactly what product to look for so i know its compatiable thanks ^^


Computer:
Computer Type ACPI Uniprocessor PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180 (IE 6.0 SP2)
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name EVE
User Name MastaPlanz
Logon Domain [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Date / Time 2006-05-03 / 17:38

Motherboard:
CPU Type AMD Sempron, 1666 MHz (10 x 167) 2400+
Motherboard Name MSI KM3M-V (MS-7061) (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset VIA UniChrome KM266 Pro
System Memory [ TRIAL VERSION ]
BIOS Type Award (07/28/04)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP (64 MB)
3D Accelerator VIA/S3G UniChrome
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (7503TD014743)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter VIA VT1617(A) @ VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller

Storage:
IDE Controller VIA Bus Master IDE Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive WDC WD800BB-00JHC0 (71 GB, IDE)
Optical Drive SONY DVD RW DW-D26A (DVD+R9:2.4x, DVD+RW:16x/4x, DVD-RW:8x/4x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/24x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) [ TRIAL VERSION ]

Input:
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse Microsoft USB IntelliMouse Optical

Network:
Primary IP Address [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Primary MAC Address 00-11-F5-68-07-86
Network Adapter GlobeSpan USB ADSL LAN Modem (169. [ TRIAL VERSION ])
Network Adapter VIA Compatable Fast Ethernet Adapter
Network Adapter WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface (172. [ TRIAL VERSION ])
Modem SoftV92 Data Fax Modem

Peripherals:
Printer CAPTURE FAX BVRP
Printer Lexmark X1100 Series
Printer Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
USB2 Controller VIA USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller
USB Device GlobeSpan USB ADSL LAN Modem
USB Device Microsoft USB IntelliMouse Optical
USB Device MOTU USB MIDI (WDM)
USB Device Trust 150 Spacecam Portable

DMI:
DMI BIOS Vendor Phoenix Technologies, LTD
DMI BIOS Version 6.00 PG
DMI System Manufacturer Time Computers
DMI System Product KM266-8237
DMI System Version
DMI System Serial Number [ TRIAL VERSION ]
DMI Motherboard Manufacturer MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD
DMI Motherboard Product MS-7061
DMI Motherboard Version
DMI Motherboard Serial Number [ TRIAL VERSION ]
DMI Chassis Manufacturer
DMI Chassis Version
DMI Chassis Serial Number [ TRIAL VERSION ]
DMI Chassis Asset Tag [ TRIAL VERSION ]
DMI Chassis Type Desktop Case
DMI Total / Free Memory Sockets 2 / 1
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Old 05-03-2006, 01:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Video Adapter VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP (64 MB)
3D Accelerator VIA/S3G UniChrome

that's what I was looking for.
this is an integrated video card, which you cannot put into another motherboard.
so if you're going to upgrade, you will have to get another video card too.
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Old 05-03-2006, 01:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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whats your budget?
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Old 05-03-2006, 07:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
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um iunno i was thinking just get some ram first, then maybe a new mobo i'm lookin below 100 just to tune it up a bit till i get a new PC
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Old 05-03-2006, 08:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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hmm... with $100 you're lookin at some minor upgrades.. but still effective!

it says you have 2 DIMMS.. so add a 512mb stick (if both are taken, then take one of them out.. you might have 2X128.. but i doubt it..)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231026


and for light gaming.. get either this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130197

or this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102408
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Old 05-04-2006, 01:45 AM   #10 (permalink)
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the Radeon 9600 Pro is a way better card out of those ^^
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