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Old 09-30-2008, 06:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I've got a friend that wants to upgrade his eMachine T6520 basically to be able to play Command and Conquer at maximum settings his specs are
AMD Anothlon(tm) 64 processor 3400+
ATI Radeon x700pro
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So what are some possible upgrades he can do or would it be better to start from scratch?
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well first thing he should do is replace the PSU, emachine's have the lowest of the low scummy PSU's, an they tend to use prity bad parts.

I would talk him into a new build, all together, but if he only has the cash for a upgrade download a program called CPUz and find out what type of ram, the mother board and the socket of the processor (I am sure it is a 939 board but i cant rember of the top of my head).
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He says the motherboard is a Micro Start model MS-7145, socket 754, and the ram DDR SDRAM 400mhz PC3200 DIMM 184 pin.
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I would say going with trying to get him to build a new machine. He can go budget and get something 100 times better than that eMachine.
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What is his budget?
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Well I talked to him and hes decided to start with a new build but when he gets the money for it.
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That's good, we will be here when he needs help figuring out what parts to buy.
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