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Old 09-30-2008, 02:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Some of you might be aware that im buying/building my new pc after christmas however i cant stand how craptactular my current pc no surprise since its a fair few years old

anywho im looking to spend as little as possible (£30- per part) to try and get my pc into a useable status with games, i dont mean brand new ones but currently i cant even run things like city of heroes or neverwinter nights 2 without having serious problems thats how bad it is.

Current pc setup:
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pentium 4 3.06
1 gb ram
radeon 9600xt-vio graphics
300gig samsung hard drive
stock psu
stock fans and everything else.

Anyone got any ideas?
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Double that ram first off which is less then 30squid

Before we go anywhere with this - Have you got current backups of all your valuable data?

Have you done a malware, virus scan recently? Or a defrag?

How much hard disc space do you have left?

Obviously there are many reasons for a computer to slow down, and these are just but a few questions that provide some background info as to what may be the problem.
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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pc is going as good as it was first brought but was like i said was years ago and it can no longer do what i want it to.
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I will sell you a 6800ultra 65 shipped.
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ignore him ^^^^ what do you want for this pc that would help us a lot
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how do you mean what i want for this pc? as in what i wanna do with it?
apart from the basics (surfing, music, internet) playing the games that are like an year old+
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Double the ram that should enable you to play most games at mid settings if you want higher then upgrade the graphics card further.
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suppose highest end game i own that i wanna play is mirrowind obvilion is thats any help
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suppose highest end game i own that i wanna play is mirrowind obvilion is thats any help
Morrowind and is not really a high end game any more. In fact that 6800 will probably be able to max Oblivion and that's newer then Morrowind.
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it won't max it, but it will do better then the what he has. But it prob don't matter cause that thing is power hungrey.
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