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Old 01-06-2005, 02:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hello i want to make my computer faster better, i want to but some stuff but i am not sure what should i buy. not in to gaming in PC only on PS2. and can u guys tell me some good stuff that i can buy names????
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What do you have now?
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Old 01-06-2005, 02:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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what are your spec's now for your current comp? we can't help not unless we know what we are looking at.

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Upgrading ram is one of the cheapest and easiest ways of getting a performance boost. A new motherboard is the best way of getting yourself into higher performance levels and more features at the same time.
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The graphics card is another very important aspect. Be sure you have a good processor to pair with your graphics card if you do go that route. And allot of people overlook this one....the PSU. A good, strong, clean power output device can really make a difference in performance, especailly for store bought computers that usually come with crap PSUs.
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Microsoft Windows XP: Home Edition
Intel Pentium Centrino
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looks like you have 512mb of ram and your graphics is stealing a bit of ram. A 1.60Ghz centrino is stil fairly new. If you can, try to allocate a bit more ram for graphics, thatll improve games performance.
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that wouldn't actually increase performance by much if anything, it is taking up more of the main resources (RAM)

the only thing I see you might be able to do, is get a new video card - although I'm not sure if you can upgrade the video card on Laptops
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Wouldnt it make graphics performance better?
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keep in mind that everything will be significantly more expensive for laptops. Any figures you've seen for desktops you can almost double. But that is a decent processor and ram, so I would also say you should look into a new graphics card.
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