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Old 06-06-2009, 10:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, i just got this computer, it's specs are
Intel pentium 4 3.2Ghz
2Gb 633 mhz ddr2 ram
150gb HDD
Nvidia 8600gt 256mb.

I was going to upgrade the cpu and the graphic card, it can support core 2 duo CPU and i found one that's a E7500 chip with a clock speed is 2.93 ghz that will work with the motherboard, and i also want to upgrade the video card to a 9800gtx or nvidia 200 series, although once i get the first upgrade it will be a while before i can get the other. I want to know which will (Upgrading the CPU or GPU) give me the best performance increase.
I want to play games like crysis warhead and really other high graphic games, which it can do ok already, but i'm getting a high res screen soon screen soon.This is the kind of thing i will be using it for and i'm telling you to give you a better idea of what i want from it.

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Old 06-06-2009, 10:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: What should i upgrade first?

D. All of the above.

I would boost the graphics card first. Doing so will probably require a new PSU capable of powering the card, though.

Another cheap upgrade would be to replace the RAM with a faster set.


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Default Re: What should i upgrade first?

Another key factor in your ability to upgrade would be your power supply.

Which one do you have?
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