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Old 07-08-2008, 12:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone! I'm just wondering if I can upgrade this computer anymore. I recently put a Geforce 7600gt in it and I now have 1.5gigs of ram. This link leads to all the specs of the computer, (expansion slots, etc.). Please check it out and suggest on any things that i can upgrade it with for gaming! Thanks!
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You could always up the GFX card, but you would need to replace the power supply to feed it. You could possibly add some more RAM, but anything over 2 gigs wouldn't give you a real return. Since it is a pre-built, you can't really overclock it, so extra CPU cooling would be sort of pointless. The link didn't state the socket, but I am guessing either 478 or an early 775... either way you are pretty well stuck for upgrading the CPU.

You're next big step will have to be a new system. You could scavenge parts from your current system, or you could build new and have the old one as a spare.
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You could always up the GFX card, but you would need to replace the power supply to feed it. You could possibly add some more RAM, but anything over 2 gigs wouldn't give you a real return. Since it is a pre-built, you can't really overclock it, so extra CPU cooling would be sort of pointless. The link didn't state the socket, but I am guessing either 478 or an early 775... either way you are pretty well stuck for upgrading the CPU.

You're next big step will have to be a new system. You could scavenge parts from your current system, or you could build new and have the old one as a spare.
Ok thanks, that helped a lot. I think if i want to upgrade more i just need to start from scratch and build a new system.
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