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Old 07-27-2006, 10:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Heres some specs for my PC right now.

Windows XP SP2
Pentium 4, 3000 Ghz ( 15 x 200 )
Intel Bayfield D865GBF Motherboard
1024mb of PC3200 DDR SDRAM
Nvidia Geforce 6200 ( 256mb )
152616mb Hardrive

I think thats my harddrive? I went under Local Drives and went to Local Disk

Now I want to upgrade my pc because it sucks right now. I get alot of programs going not responding Like Photoshop, Firefox and stuff if I try and use them for awile. Probly a memory issue? And I cant play some of the latest games like even Battlefield2 that well.

What should I upgrade? I was thinking another gb of ram and a new video card? Or is Motherboard and stuff just a peice of junk and mize well save up and buy a hole new machine

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Old 07-27-2006, 10:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-27-2006, 10:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Im in Canada and cant use newegg. think i could get some links from Tigerdirect.ca or something

so whats all there anyways? Motherboard, Processer and Ram? then i get a gfx card.
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Old 07-28-2006, 02:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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thats sound like u hav a cooling problem
also ure graphics card could do wih an upgrade
i seriously wish my proccessor had a clock speed of 300GHz
Athlon 64 3200+
GigaByte GA K8N-SLI
1GB Corsair Select Value
GigaByte 7300GS
80GB maxtor Hard Disk
Samsung Writemaster DVD-RWDL 16x
Thermaltake mambo case w/ 430 PSU
Windows XP Pro
17\" Proview LCD
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Old 07-28-2006, 05:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
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you machine would still be good for surfing, MS office, etc.... but for gaming... yea sorry... your right... I would suggest getting a new system. BUT if you can't... then I would first reformat. give it a fresh load. Then see what happens... from ther if you still have issues, upgrade the GPU... you can find decent 6800XT's for about 160-180 USD (Sorry, no CD)... Second, then I would upgrade the ram... Go with some decnt 2X1GB ram... But first try that reformat... that should hold you until you can save some money and get a new build.

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