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Old 12-12-2008, 05:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question what should i upgrade??

here are my computer specs.. i use my computer to play Battlefield 2 and hope to play the newer games that come out.

Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6420 @ 2.13GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Hard Drive: 250 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Sound Card: Realtek HD Audio output
Speakers/Headphones: headphones
Keyboard: USB Root Hub
Mouse: USB Root Hub
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254)

i really think i should get more RAM...i do have 2 more slots but do all i have to do is plug the RAM in and im good to go? or do i have to activate it or somthing first.?

please give links from newegg or common computer store.
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: what should i upgrade??

need more specificon motherboard...

uwon't be able to use more than 3gb of ram due to 32bit limitations..

soyou'll need windows vista x64 to use 4gb

and i'd upgrade to a q6600 if possible... or q9450
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You don't nead more ram and I am surprised you can't play bf2 atm??? I play it with everything on high including AA without my gfx card stressing (8800gts 640mb) at 1920x1200
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he never said he couldnt play bf2... lol
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whoops small slip up.....
Anyway to play better games you just need a new gfx card or to sli them if your moptherboard allows in the UK you can get a year old gts for 50 so I woulfd imagine in the US its about $30-40. If your playing at 1680x1200 or greater that should give you a nice power boost.
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thanks for the replies guys.

i used to play everthing on high with aa x8

but now i have a mix of medium and high with no aa.
not much of a difference and more performance.

sooo should i get a better processer? or what.

are those easy to install? would i have to reinstall windows or somthing?
like i know how to put it in and stuff...cause i built my comp. but is that all i have to do?
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