Upgrading my crap computer

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  1. juggernaut911
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    Ok, my birthday money and other money gives me a nice number (to me ne way). so since my computer is sooooo slow, I wanna upgrade.
    I wanna upgrade my:
    Processor (NEED)
    RAM (NEED)
    and now: MOTHERBOARD (NEED)

    I only have around $210'ish and REALLY want/need the first 3. please provide input!!!
    I'm browsing http://www.tpi-us.com

    thnx!
     
  2. jon_jon

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    If you want to upgrade parts of the computer, you need to start by listing the system specs of your current system including CPU, motherboard, type and amount of memory, video card and power supply. The monitor and keyboard are independent. If you upgrade the processor, most likely you will need to upgrade your motherboard and possibly your memory depending on how old your system is.
     
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    If you upgrade your CPU and RAM you will certainly need to upgrade your motherboard. Unfortunately, 200 dollars probably won't cut it. Please post your current system specifications......

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    lol,
    beat me to it ^^^
     
  4. azimov

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    go to newegg.com, i dunno what tpi-us.com is but newegg is alot better.
     
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    how do I figure out all the techincal specs in my PC?
     
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    download cpu-z http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

    If you want a new Processor all you need to know is the socket type. For ram you look for DDR speed. That app will tell you your proccesor socket type and ram speed. But depending on how 'crappy' your comp is you might have to upgrade motherboard to like skullstatue said.
     
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    210 will not cut it
     
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    thnx!!! I'll try it out
     
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    it might actually... depending on how much you want to upgrade. what are you going to be using it for?
     
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    Not necessarily, you can get 1gig ram and a decent cpu for about 200 on newegg.
     
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    and thats wut I'm looking for!
     
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    But you must make sure that the CPU and RAM will work well with one another and also with the motherboard.
     
  13. adgloride

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    You maybe better working out what you need to make your pc better. You'll probably need a new mobo to go with the new CPU. New ram and a processor. Then you may find you need a better graphics card, sound board and so on. It might be better using it as a second computer and just buying a new pc. A new pc is pretty cheap now. Or maybe you could just look for one on ebay with all the basics already in mobo, processor etc.... you then just have to take parts out of your old pc like the harddrives, dvd drive etc....
     
  14. juggernaut911
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    [​IMG] ummm... ok?

    I dont want a new computer, just to upgrade (hence the title) my current 1! thnx for the program, it helped (alot)! I'll see if I can grab junk off the old family computer. think the power button broke or something... or processor burned up! lol wont tell my dad if I stripping it... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    $210 isn't gonna get you much. With a little more (or maybe a lot more) you can do this

    Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8GHz 2MB Cache
    MSI P4M890M-L LGA 775 Motherboard
    Buffalo DDR2-667 Budget RAM

    Total = $325

    If you have to stick to that 100% the best I could do is this
    Intel Pentium D 820 2.8GHz 2MB Cache This place only seems to sell two Pentium D Models. The Presler core Pentium D's are much better than the Smithfield core. The other PD that this store has is more than the above Intel C2D so no point in getting that.
    MSI P4M890M-L LGA 775 Motherboard
    Buffalo DDR2-667 Budget RAM

    Total = $239

    Also, could you tell us what specs your computer has. If by an upgrade you mean Celeron D (Lets say you currently have a PIII), that can easily be done with $210.
     
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    That looks good [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, that's a good combo. If I had known that you wanted to buy it from somewhere else, I would used Newegg.com. Wondering if Newegg will ever come to Canada. They were supposed to but never did.
     
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    YAY!!! i'm smart!!! lol looking for RAM now with that good cheap deal