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Old 12-01-2006, 05:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Looking to upgrade, tight budget

Hello everyone...I hope you guys can help me out.

These are the specs of my current computer:

--Compaq Presario 7000
--Compaq 165565-102 Motherboard (6 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 SDRAM slots, slot-style processor)
--nVidia Geforce FX 5200 128MB PCI video card
--nVidia Geforce4 MX440 64MB AGP video card
--AMD Athlon 899Mhz slot-style processor
--512MB (256x2) SDRAM
--Windows XP Home Edition, SP2

Tell me if there's anything else you need to know.

I have about $235 to spend on an upgrade. I mostly need a video card upgrade, to at least an nVidia 6200. The processor definitely needs to get upgraded. I will need to have a total of at least three SVGA outputs. Currently, the 5200 has two and the MX440 has one.

Thank you for your time and help.

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Old 12-01-2006, 06:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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As for your video card.

I'd personally suggest http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143054

90$ for a 7600GS, it's made by BFG Technology, not very known or popular from what I see, I think they're a wonderful and reliable company though. BFG Technology also offers a lifetime warranty on all their products.

I'm sure someone can suggest something better, that's just my suggestion.

Edit: Sorry I missed the part about you needing 3 SVGA outputs.

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Old 12-01-2006, 09:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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His computer doesn't have any PCIe slots. Only AGP and PCI. If it were me, I would save up for a new system. Not really worth it, trying to upgrade that old thing.


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