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Old 12-27-2004, 09:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a e machines t2482 with an amd athlon xp 2400+ 1.99 ghz and 256 mb of ram. right now i am using a nvidea geforce2 mx400 video card. i have an ati radeon 9200 but the nvidea seems to work better. operating system is xp home.

i would like my computer to play games better but dont know where to start. i like first person shooter games but they regularly crash back to the start menu.

can you all help me work thru this? im a great mechanic, but dont know much about computers. if there is any more info you all need, just ask.
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Old 12-27-2004, 09:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would get a better graphics card. I would get an Nvidia 6800GT. Also increase your RAM to at least 512MB
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Old 12-27-2004, 09:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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what is your budget for upgrading?
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Emachines dont have an agp major....AFAIK
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The FX5700 256MB comes wit a PCI version right?
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No only AGP


Get a PCI 256mb card any really will do
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ive got 1 agp slot and 4 pci slots. one open memory slot. havent really though of a budget yet. dont really know what i need to get it running. i though of a better graphics card but when i switched to the ati card i had more trouble and it was a bigger card. so that led me to think something else needed upgrading. ill check out prices on what you all reccomend.

what can you all tell me about these motherboard combos. i seen some with the new amd proccessor and lots of ram but dont know anything about the boards.
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Abit and Asus are good boards.
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If you DOOO have a AGP then go for a 6800GT or a x800
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ive got an agp slot. the nvidia board is in it. the ati board went in the pci slot. wow. 400 bucks for the 6800 gt! i had no idea! thats out of the qeustion right now. the ram i can do though.
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