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Old 08-11-2006, 11:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey my names len , i got this e machine thats a piece of **** when i wanna play games and multitask, i need help on what to upgrade and which ones to upgrade first. heres the specs


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Whats your buget? You should definitely get more RAM, and also get a better graphic card.
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max would b like around 6 or 700 for now umm i actually have 2 512s of ram in there but it only supports 856
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According to the specs it says Max 2x2gb ram. I suggest 2x1gb ram. $600-700? Hmmm. Sell your 2x512s and get:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145579
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130033
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what about a motherboard
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Planning to go AM2? I'm not that good with mobos, someone on the forums can help out with that. For processor you should go dual core.
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yah thats what i wanna do
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no, you wouldn't need a new motherboard, as it has 2 RAM slots, and you woulnd't use the 2x512MB's anymore, just the 2x1GB sticks..... You also have 2x PCI Express x16 slots, and you only need one for the video card.

I would also suggest running a virus scan, spyware / adaware scan, and even a defrag on the hard drive. That computer isn't that bad, and if you are having issues with it being slow, then first thing I would suspect would be something on the hard drive.
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I just saw the post about you wanting to go with Socket AM2..... Please take note, that if you do that, you will NOT be upgrading.... you will be building a new PC.... You would need a new CPU, DDR2 RAM. You would also want a new video card, and you would have to format the hard drive....

Since you do have a budget, just know that it would be cheaper to upgrade this PC than it would be to build a new one.
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If your going AM2 then you have to change the motherboard and RAM....this processor should do nice if you're going AM2:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103735
If your upgrading and staying with 939 then this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562
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