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Old 05-20-2006, 07:15 PM   #1
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Okay, i'm not 100% sure this topic goes here but here it goes.

I have a dell computer, and I play computer games like Half-life 2, Counterstrike source, and whatnot. And I just got these games, and my problem is, I LAG VERY BADLY. I have highspeed internet, I just need some ram/videocard whatever.

My question is, what kind of ram/videocard goes into my computer when my stuff is all integrated and whatnot?


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Old 05-20-2006, 07:17 PM   #2
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Please post what dell model you have
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What's your computer model? Maybe give some specs too so we can get an idea what you're dealing with.
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No problem.

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Holy crap, no wonder it lags. It's a budget PC:

Processor: Intel Celeron 2.4 GHz processor, 400Mhz FSB (100MHzx4)
Chipset: Intel 845GV chipset

Videocard: Integrated Intel Extreme graphics

Sound: Integrated Soundmax Sound

Memory: 256MB PC-2700 DDR memory (one module)
Networking: Integrated 10/100 Ethernet
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 40GB ATA/100 7200RPM hard drive
CDROM: Hitachi 48X CD-ROM drive
Monitor: 19" Dell brand M992 monitor (max 1600x1200 @ 75Hz, .24 Dot pitch)
Software Setup WindowsXP Home Edition

Accessories Logitech MX500 optical scroll mouse
Altec Lansing 2 speaker system
Dell PS/2 keyboard
PCI 56K modem
Microphone

You're pretty much stuck with what you have. There are no AGP ports in there for a video card unless you want a PCI video card, but that's a waste. Might as well keep you have in terms of graphics goes. Only thing I can see is just a simple RAM upgrade, that's it. It is possible to buy low-end 3D gaming cards in a PCI format, but I'll have to search for one.
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Alright, thanks alot, i'm in the process of building a computer, but I was going to stop that idea thinking I can make this one better.

Thanks again.
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Ohh wow, TRD is right. Celrons suck at gaming, there basically like the worst processors for gaming. Yeah since you have no agp, or pci-e, the only thing you can get is a pci car, and I think the best card out for pci is a 6600 or a 6200nvid...For ram, I would try to get atleast 512, if not 1gb. Im not so sure, these upgrads will help, but I think you might be better getting a new computer, if you can dish out the cash..


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Better to build a pure gaming machine from scratch. But if you must get a video card for it, you can try this:

XFX PVT64KUAF7 Geforce FX5200 256MB 128-bit DDR PCI Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150061

It will help a little with more RAM too. Depend on what you want to do.
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there is NO hope for your comp, save for a new one
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TRD. i have that videocard lol.. i hate it.
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