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Old 01-06-2010, 02:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone!, well I'm new here so I don't know if anyone has posted this before and if someone has i apologize, so here's my question/issue i guess
I have an old Compaq Presario 6000 and i already upgraded to 2GB of RAM but i was wondering if how i can completely max out the computer in upgrades, and if i can get a better graphics card and better cpu, and any other good stuff that would make it not only a good gaming machine but a machine that will handle drawing and picture editing programs well
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From what I have seen your computer uses AGP graphics and has a athalon 2200+ cpu.

You would be better served to save your cash for a new build rather than throwing any money at this one. Keep it for a internet/word processing machine.
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Hi Sven180,

Well Seems like the machine is pretty old, having looked at your specs on the Internet.
Erm, I Would check out the Manufactures Website IE (HP), to check what's compatible with it.
But, i would reccommend just getting a new Motherboard, and start from scratch. But like what Hefemeister said, just save you cash and do a new Build

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Ok thanks guys, also ummm what computer do you recommend based on price and performance?
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What is your budget?
Would you be willing to build?
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well about 500 if possible, idk i just want it to handle what i said i wanted it to handle smoothly, and yes i am very comfortable building it myself
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