Upgrading Compaq Presario... Need help!
You could have guessed by the title, I'm not one for knowing the details of computers.
I'm going to be getting a "lump sum" of money here in about 8 days, and I will use $450.00 for upgrading my desktop.
I have the basic specs of my computer that I managed to gather from "dxdiag". I need to know exactly what Video Card, Processor, RAM, and Power Supply (if needed) I can get. I'm aware that I can't just go out and choose any old Video Card or Processor, that's why I ask all of you.
Some Known Facts:
1. I DO have a PCI Express slot for an upgraded video card. I'm not sure exactly what TYPE of PCI Express it is, but I'm sure that I have one.
2. I need my computer to be able to play higher-end games such as Battlefield 3, Call of Duty, high graphic Java games, etc. I don't mind if I can't play them in "max graphics" mode, Just as long as I can play them with playable Frames Per Second.
My Computer Specs:
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.110622-1503)
Motherboard Chipset: NVIDIA nForce MCP61P Chipset
System Manufacturer: Compaq-Presario
System Model: AY026AA-ABA CQ5300F
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor LE-1300, ~2.3GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 1918MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
With the above specs, and a $450.00 limit, exactly which type of RAM, Video Card, Processor, and Power Supply (if needed) can I get?