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Old 04-19-2005, 06:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I would like some reccomendations on my PC that would make it run VERY SMOOTHLY while playing hardcore games like Half Life 2 with everything turned up without buying an entire new motherboard, and please tell me what i can OC it to. Here are my Specs: http://support.gateway.com/support/a...?sn=0029765540

BTW I know gateways are **** but i think this 1 is pretty good-



Processor
Intel Pentium 4, 2400 MHz
133MHz external bus

BIOS
Intel Corp. RG84510A.15A.0021.P11.0210160839 10/16/2002

Memory
768MB PC 2100


Video
Radeon 9800 PRO 128 MB 256 interface

Monitor
60 inch LCD rear projection screen

Sound
****ty *** card but UBER UBER UBER Boise sound system connected to my tv thus to my computer

Please tell me what i can OC my stuff to so i can run this thing smoothly with half lfie 2's graphics up all the way
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Old 04-19-2005, 06:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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get a new computer, PC2100 isn't very good

btw, if you odn't want to buy a new comp, give us a budget
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Old 04-19-2005, 06:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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im sorry actually it is PC 2700 but this is stuill prolly the same
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Old 04-19-2005, 06:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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im not sure any amount of overclocking will help you with the graphics cranked right up, really need to do some upgrades.
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Old 04-19-2005, 06:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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can you guys reccomend me with some stuff under $400? I just bought the radeon for 250
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Old 04-19-2005, 06:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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if you want a simple answer, than mine would be to get either the X800XL agp or the 6800gt agp

however, i still think you should asve up for a new comp

first, because pc2700 is outdated; second, even if you get a new gfx card, that intel 2.4ghz will bottleneck the performance of it; third, the gateway psu is prolly crap, which might not handle newer cards (or it might?)
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