Need a small upgrade for my wife - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-24-2011, 08:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1
Default Need a small upgrade for my wife

My wife and I have seperate computers. We both play online games such as world of warcraft and call of duty 4 etc. Well I will be buying me a new computer in the next few weeks and the wife is jealous as ****. So I told her I will try and upgrade hers so her games will run better. I am a complete noob when it comes to computers so I come here to ask a few questions. Her specs are....

Dell Dimension DXP061
Intel Core 2 6300 @ 1.8GHz 1.8 GHz
RAM 3.00 GB
Windows Vista 32 bit
Graphics Radeon 4650

I have a radeon 4650 in my old computer as well and was thinking I could put it in hers and run dual video cards. But her computer has only one video card slot, so I guess thats not a option anymore. So could I just fill her computer up with ram and buy her a better graphics card and power supply? If so what do you guys recomend.
The only game she really plays is world of warcraft. As of now she has to play with the video settings pretty low and she still gets lag in areas.

crazywesc is offline  
Old 01-24-2011, 11:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
Grandfather of Techist

Trotter's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The South
Posts: 30,954
Default Re: Need a small upgrade for my wife

Well, it all depends on your budget. A better GFX card will also require a new PSU.


Antec 300 Illusion / Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W / EVGA GTX 760 2GB
AMD FX 8320 x8 Black Edition / Gelid Tranquillo / MSI 970A-G43
Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB / Samsung 840 120GB / WD Black 750GB / WD Green 1TB / WD Red 3TB
G.SKILL Ripjaws 2x2GB DDR3 1600 - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2x2GB DDR3 1600
Win7 Ult 64-bit - Func MS3 Mouse - CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mech Keyboard

R.I.P. Danny L. Trotter ... 14 Nov 1945 - 4 Sept 2009
Trotter is offline  
Old 01-29-2011, 10:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
King X13's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 987
Send a message via AIM to King X13
Default Re: Need a small upgrade for my wife

You can't toss more ram in that system as its a 32 bit OS and sitting at 3gb already. Your best option is a video card. You have have a 375 watt power supply in that system so you could prob get away with a little beefier card with out dishing out for a psu. But thats your only practical bet. You could upgrade the CPU thought it won't give you as much of a gain as a graphics card would.
King X13 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My small upgrade TomPedersen System Upgrades 5 04-01-2009 10:11 PM
small upgrade, what to buy ropeadopa System Upgrades 0 12-12-2008 05:58 PM
Small computer upgrade Rocky90 New Systems | Building and Buying 5 12-11-2008 01:49 AM
Small upgrade JoshSB System Upgrades 11 08-23-2006 08:29 AM
Small Upgrade Blackmoore New Systems | Building and Buying 7 08-21-2005 04:38 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:48 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.