Help Upgrading

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Dec 11, 2007

Help Upgrading by Zim05 at 3:39 AM (1,700 Views / 0 Likes) 15 replies

  1. Zim05
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    Heres some info on my crappy computer that I'm going to upgrade. Can you guys suggest what parts I would need to buy to have a really fast computer that would play Crysis and Call of Duty 4 on high settings with no lag.

    Processor Information:
    Vendor: GenuineIntel
    Speed: 2992 Mhz
    2 logical processors
    1 physical processors
    HyperThreading: Supported
    RDTSC: Supported
    CMOV: Supported
    FCMOV: Supported
    SSE: Supported
    SSE2: Supported
    3DNOW: Unsupported

    Network Information:
    Network Speed: DSL/Cable > 2M

    Windows Version:
    Windows XP (32 bit)
    NTFS: Supported

    Video Card:
    Driver: RADEON X600 Series Secondary
    DirectX Driver Name: ati2dvag.dll
    Driver Version: 6.14.10.6698
    DirectX Driver Version: 6.14.10.6698
    Driver Date: 18 May 2007
    Desktop Color Depth Not Detected
    Monitor Refresh Rate Not Detected
    DirectX Card: RADEON X600 Series
    VendorID: 0x1002
    DeviceID: 0x5b62
    Number of Monitors: 1
    Number of Video Cards: 1
    No SLI or Crossfire Detected
    Primary Display Resolution: 1280 x 1024
    Desktop Resolution: 1280 x 1024
    Primary Display Size: 14.76" x 11.81" (18.90" diag)
    37.5cm x 30.0cm (48.0cm diag)
    Primary Display Type Not Detected
    Primary Bus Type Not Detected
    Primary AGP GART Not Detected
    Primary VRAM: 256 MB
    Primary Monitor Vendor Not Detected
    Primary Monitor Model Not Detected
    Supported MSAA Modes: 2x 4x 6x

    Sound card:
    Audio device: SigmaTel Audio

    Memory:
    RAM: 510 Mb

    Miscellaneous:
    Total Hard Disk Space Available: 147769 Mb
    Largest Free Hard Disk Block: 62722 Mb


    Thx in advance for the help [​IMG]
     
  2. Mooney

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    Definitely upgrade your video card and get more RAM.
     
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    Without getting a new mobo, that's going to be hard. Are you willing to go that far? A brand new PC and scrapping parts from the old is your best bet

    E6600
    8800GT
    2GB DDR2 800
    Compatible mobo
    Any good $130 PSU
    HDD/ODD from old PC
    $40 sound card
    Same display, speakers, keyboard, mouse as old

    Should cost.....about $600-$700

    You have a 3ghz P4, an 8800 Ultra might not be able to play CoD4 on high with that
     
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    I might go with that plan
    thx [​IMG]
     
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    Thank you so much [​IMG]

    Any tips on cooling? Im a big noob with computer hardware so I dont know to much about cooling. Do you think ill need a new case?


    I have a Dimension E510 dell computer which sucks


    P.S. johnny the homicidal maniac is awsome
     
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    For CPU cooling, just get a thermaltake BigTyphoon. For cooling for your case, just get more 12mm fans. Water cooling is too expensive.
     
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    Its not as expensive as you think. And its quieter than adding a ton of fans. [​IMG]
     
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    Unless you buy a good quite fan like the Asus silent square.
     
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    Yeah the E6750 is good enough, and WAAAY cheaper.
     
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    The link I posted in the quote is what you should get, the second is a benchmark of the 2
     
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