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Old 08-02-2004, 11:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I'm kinda a computer moron and I need help upgrading my computer... I asked my dad to get me a comp for my B-day that was fairly decent. Well, he did ok but I need to upgrade. I have about $250 to spend on upgrades. I have a Dell Dimention 2400 P4 a crappy 64mb Nvida video card(Im not sure of the model or anything), 128mb of DDR RAM, I also have 2.3GHZ. What could I do to get fairly decent graphics and faster loading on games and pictures.
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Old 08-02-2004, 11:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Upgrade your Vid Card and RAM. You won't be able to get much with 250, but if you do one thing at a time, over time, you should do fine.
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Old 08-02-2004, 11:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah you can get a great video card for like $100 these days and 512 mb of ram for like another $100.

Here are some good sites to check out:

www.newegg.com
www.compusa.com
www.officedepot.com
www.officemax.com
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Old 08-03-2004, 01:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Well, it depends on what games you are playing, but for the most part 64mb ddr nvidia should do the job for most.. I would upgrade the ram first that will increase or give you some mo speedy.
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you can't get a Dell 2400 with a graphics card... it has integraded 64MB
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Old 08-03-2004, 01:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I called Dell and they said that I could get an upgrade in my graphics card if I buy an adapter.
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I found out what kind of RAM I need, would 384mb cut it for the newer games like halo and Doom 3 and Half-Life 2 ect....???
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Old 08-03-2004, 03:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I was at my friends house and he was playing Halo on his comp, and the picture quality was awesome. My picture quality really sucks, what would make it look better.
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Old 08-03-2004, 04:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
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things that make Pc games look better...

everything helps make it look bettter, cpu speed, bus speed, ram, gfxcard, monitor.

2 big performanc contributors are the ram, and gfx card, witch u can easily upgrade... Link , Link2 , total= $238

note- games look better on CRT monitors, rather then flat LCD screens.
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if you gonna upgrade and you wanna play games then i would go with at least 512mb
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