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Old 07-06-2004, 07:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Dell 2800 pc with 256mb of ram, 2.4 ghz processer, 80 gig hard drive (27 left) and a Nvidia Gefroce fx 5200 card. As you can see my pc is aging with every new game they come out with and the games I can play lag like crazy if I want nice graphics. If you had my pc and could only afford one upgrade what would you get, and what would you get eventually. My main goal is to increase my performance and have better graphics (Im sure this is the goal of almost every gamer).
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Old 07-06-2004, 08:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think that your processor speed is fine, don't worry about that, I would say perhaps, more RAM or a new video card , also do you play these games on the internet, maybe broadband.
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Old 07-06-2004, 09:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How much are you willing to spend ?
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Old 07-06-2004, 09:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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1gb of ram.
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broadband toatally makes the difference when gaming. I went without it for a few years never really playing online but now its like a calling. As to the whole spending issue, I got about 150 to 200 to spend.
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Old 07-06-2004, 11:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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p.s. I just browsed the net for ram and found that prices vary but usually dont go past 200, good news! do you guys have any suggestions on good ram.
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Old 07-06-2004, 11:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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yes i do i would go with this ram. http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-440&depa=1

You can get the xms and extreme versions but for a dell this will work fine!
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4 silent uv fans, cold cathodes in full tower antec case, round ide cables

SOny vaio 2.66 ht ghz modded into raidmax case with green cold cathodes.
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That corsair chips not a bad deal since dell was selling their generic memory for 197.50. Id save a whole 2.50. thanks.
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Old 07-07-2004, 02:49 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Lol that is generic memory made by corsair their xms series is 350 bucks. Their is other generic ram out their but its not as trusted or guarenteed to work as good corsair or kingston.
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