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Old 08-12-2004, 11:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok my computer is in need of upgrading and im not sure what should be upgraded, so I need your help. What would be the best thing to upgrade to make my computer faster and better for gameing. Im also on a low budget so I need semi cheap stuff that still works good.

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Intel Celeron processor 2.7 ghz
256 mb of ram
40GB hard drive
Intel 82845g graphics card
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Old 08-12-2004, 11:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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definately your ram and your vid card could use a boost up. Your chip has a fairly good clock speed, although celeron's arent the greatest. It would be better to have a pentium or an athlon (but the celeron will do if your on a budget).
I suggest going to 512Mb Ram and if your mobo has an AGP slot, upgrading to like a radeon 9800 maybe.
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how much does "low" mean? $200? $400? If you're my neighbor, $5000? Seriously, he spent more than $8000 on a rig (mostly because of the huge lcd screen)
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i really recommend 512 ddr ram for now, and the vid card, get like a rad 9600, they are in good price range for budget. The 2.7 ghz can wait for now.
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Yeah, at the very least, you should upgrade your ram.
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Yeah ram video card and cpu that all needs upgrading i would go with 512mb of ram a new p4 cpu since u already have a pentium bord although i dont know if a p4 can go in a celeron rig yeah and a new video card
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