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Old 10-05-2009, 06:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone,

Just wanted to say hi and that I apologize for my sheer ignorance surrounding upgrades for my pc. It's sad to say I was better versed on this years ago. So I have this laughable dell pc that I want to upgrade but I'm not even sure it's possible. It's case is smaller than the avg pc.

Please let me know if there's any way I can make this pc a bit faster, or better for gaming

Dell XPS
Intel Pentium 3 ghz
2gb ram
ATI Radeon x300/x550/x1050 Series (what does that even mean? the pc can't detect which it actually is?)

Let me know if I'm missing any info or if I should scrap the project altogether. I am on an extremely tight budget.

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Old 10-05-2009, 06:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What's your actual budget? Cause if it's around $300-$400, it's better in my opinion to save a bit more and you can just build your own and maybe perform twice as better.

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Which XPS? If it is the plain XPS it is pretty old.

Max 2GB of DDR RAM, AGP slot, Intel 875P chipset, four PCI slots, 460W PSU. According to Intel, the best Pentium (old type) that it can handle is a 3.4GHz.

Your PSU will handle any AGP card NewEgg has. Your budget will be your biggest constraint. i agree with Icey, though... if you have enough, shoot for a new setup. you can recycle most of your current rig, sans CPU, mobo, RAM, and GPU.

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