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Old 10-04-2005, 12:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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this is what i have now... its 3 years old but i want to make some upgrades so i dont have to build a new system just yet....

Model : HP Pavilion 06 D7219J-ABA 775Y Model : HP Pavilion 06 D7219J-ABA 775Y
Chassis Type : Desktop
Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
Processor Number Of Processors : 1 Hyper-Threading Enabled
Type : Intel Pentium 4 3066 MHz
Processors Bus Speed : 533 MHz
Motherboard Manufacturer : MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD
Model : MS-6577 Rev. 030
CPU Slot/Socket Type : mPGA-478
Chipset Vendor : Intel i845GE Rev. B1
Graphics Model : nVidia AGP GeForce4 Ti 4200 AGP8X 128mb
Storage Hard Drive 1 : ST380011A
Size : 76.32 GB
Memory Total RAM Installed : 1024 MB
Type : DDR DIMM PC2700
Used RAM Slots: 2 of 2

question are what can i upgrade and i need to make sure the stuff i get it compatable with my current hardware.
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Old 10-04-2005, 01:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what do you need this computer to do? gamming etc.
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Old 10-04-2005, 03:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yes gamming is what i am looking for. the computer works well now but i cannot play half life, cs-s, or dod-s, without sacrificing quality
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Old 10-04-2005, 05:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Your processor and RAM should do just fine for Source based games, but I would upgrade your video card to a 6600GT or better depending on how much money you want to spend. Or if you really have no desire to play any games besides HL2/Source, go with an ATI card for sure. The X800GT is ATI's "stab" at the 6600GT, so that should be plenty good.
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Old 10-04-2005, 05:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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sweet. that answers my question pretty well. i dont want to dump to much money into that computer i just want to get more out of the source games
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6600GT will cover you, and it's really cheap. Make sure you get an AGP and not PCIE by mistake.
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