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Old 12-06-2005, 09:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, so Christmas is comming up, that means I get money(yay)! So i figure ill update my computer, but I have no idea what to fix first...I know my processor is junk and I'll probably need to get a new mobo, and maybe a video card . Anyways, here are my specs...any suggestions on what to get , aprox prices, or helpful hints would be greatly appreciated...
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600)
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.00GHz
Memory: 736MB RAM
Page File: 430MB used, 1372MB available <-- whats that?
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
Display Memory: 256.0 MB
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Hard Drive: 80 gigs (meh)
Sound Card: Cobra thingy or whatever I don't care about that


Ask for anything else that might be needed.

Oh...and my main objective is to pay as little as i can, but be able to use new games in the future( heh...laggy wc3...CoD...yeah...).
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Old 12-07-2005, 12:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would Upgrade the Video card first. 9800pro or geforce 6600gt are good cards.
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Old 12-07-2005, 12:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow, i have almost the same exact computer you have. I wanted to upgrade my mobo and cpu and then found out that my video card was AGP and so..... It became quite expensive to upgrade. Then i just decieded to build a new computer all together. heh
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Old 12-07-2005, 12:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Not sure if this is the right area but...

Ok, so Christmas is comming up, that means I get money(yay)! So i figure ill update my computer, but I have no idea what to fix first...I know my processor is junk and I'll probably need to get a new mobo, and maybe a video card . Anyways, here are my specs...any suggestions on what to get , aprox prices, or helpful hints would be greatly appreciated...
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600)
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.00GHz
Memory: 736MB RAM
Page File: 430MB used, 1372MB available <-- whats that?
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
Display Memory: 256.0 MB
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Hard Drive: 80 gigs (meh)
Sound Card: Cobra thingy or whatever I don't care about that


Ask for anything else that might be needed.

Oh...and my main objective is to pay as little as i can, but be able to use new games in the future( heh...laggy wc3...CoD...yeah...).
Yeah what socket processor do u have? It may be time for a new system. What do u want to do with it?

Otherwise get a Nvidia 6600gt or a 6800gt (agp) or 6800gs if pci-e. You could buy a new processor too like a 3.0 Pentium. Also get a total of 1gb of ram.
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Old 12-07-2005, 12:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yea i'd say a new system makeover with mobo, processor, vid card, and maybe ram. What's your budget? I know it's hard to tell because you dont know what you're getting for christmas but can you guess?
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Old 12-07-2005, 03:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yea i'd say a new system makeover with mobo, processor, vid card, and maybe ram. What's your budget? I know it's hard to tell because you dont know what you're getting for christmas but can you guess?
Yup thats about right, right now i have around 140, probly gett at least another 150. I don't know i asked for money and a tv or computer parts :P so...yeah I'll probly get around 300-450(if I can con my mom into giving me the child allowence and maybe some money from my dad :P )

Also i might be getting a radion 9200 for free do you think that could work? like as apposed to having to get mobo ram cpu and vida card :P maybe just cpu and mobo possibly ram

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Yeah what socket processor do u have?
Beats me I vaguely remember something about max of 478 pin p4 or something in the mobo book but that was like 2 years ago. Know how i can check?

Also what about getting a mobo without a sound card to cut prices? Think i can get a good one without one, I have a spair sound card (sad story involving my feet pulling my headset out of the back and runing the port )

And...yeah that's my ramble for the day

PS: THANKS FOR REPLYING, the other place i posted got 0 replies!
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Old 12-07-2005, 09:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeha download and installl this:

http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloadge...552939e1c5d14c
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Old 12-08-2005, 03:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Heh, last night I found that program after reading the replays so heres my info :
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CPU(s)
Number of CPUs 1
Name Intel Celeron
Code Name Northwood
Specification Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.00GHz
Family / Model / Stepping F 2 9
Extended Family / Model 0 0
Brand ID 10
Package mPGA-478
Core Stepping D1
Technology 0.13 µ
Supported Instructions Sets MMX, SSE, SSE2
CPU Clock Speed 1999.9 MHz
Clock multiplier x 20.0
Front Side Bus Frequency 100.0 MHz
Bus Speed 400.0 MHz
L1 Data Cache 8 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L1 Trace Cache 12 Kµops, 8-way set associative
L2 Cache 128 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L2 Speed 1999.9 MHz (Full)
L2 Location On Chip
L2 Data Prefetch Logic yes
L2 Bus Width 256 bits

Mainboard and chipset
Motherboard manufacturer ECS
Motherboard model P4VMM2, 1.0
BIOS vendor American Megatrends Inc.
BIOS revision 07.00T
BIOS release date 04/02/01
Chipset VIA P4M266 (VT8751) rev. 00
Southbridge VIA VT8235 rev. 00
Sensor chip ITE 0
Graphic Interface AGP
AGP Status enabled, rev. 2.0
AGP Data Transfer Rate 4x
AGP Max Rate 4x
AGP Side Band Addressing supported, not enabled
AGP Aperture Size 64 MBytes

Memory
DRAM Type DDR-SDRAM
DRAM Size 768 MBytes
DRAM Frequency 100.0 MHz
FSB: DRAM 1:1
DRAM Interleave none
CAS# Latency 2.5 clocks
RAS# to CAS# 2 clocks
RAS# Precharge 2 clocks
Cycle Time (TRAS) 5 clocks
# of memory modules 2
Module 0 DDR-SDRAM PC2100 - 512 MBytes
Module 1 DDR-SDRAM PC2100 - 256 MBytes

Software
Windows version Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
DirectX version 9.0c
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Well, looks like you are socket 478 (old) and have a 4x agp slot...

Time for a upgrade:

$81.50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

$149
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130214

$166
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535

$70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141212

Total $466.

You will probably have to upgrade your power supply too...

$40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104953

I honestly think this is the best move for you. But if its too much money, then I will configure something to your current system.
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I recomend going with vader pros config, that right there is your best choice. If by some chance you get alot more money then u expect i recommend this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130258

This card can easily OC beyond the GT's speeds and maybe Ultra if you get enough cooling
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