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Old 04-01-2006, 07:32 PM   #1
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Hello! I like to introduce myself to this forum - my name is Chris and im just registered here! Anyways, my problem is that I have a 3 year old Dell Dimension 4600 with
- 512mb of ram
- 2.4GHZ P4 w/HT
- 128mb Geforce 5200
- 100 gb hard drive

and I was wondering if:
1. Is it upgradeable? (as in can i upgrade my motherboard, gfx, etc.) or is it advisable that I purchase a new system?
2. If so, what is the best AGP Graphics Card I can get for my system (according to my research is it the Geforce 6600 GT?)
3. Will an addition of another 512mb of ram make a *big* difference in terms of the performance of my system?


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Old 04-01-2006, 07:34 PM   #2
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Yes, you can always get a new mobo and gpu. The best gpu is the 7800gs. Another 512 of ram will boost your performance by a lot def go for the ram considering 1gb is standard now a days
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Old 04-01-2006, 07:35 PM   #3
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so my dell system is upgradeable?
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sure it is, what do you want to upgrade specifically?
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Yeah, you can easily get a new video card. But make sure that your psu can handle the new card, because most dell psu's are preety weak. But if I were you I would just get a whole new computer.
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Old 04-01-2006, 07:38 PM   #6
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well, i know that the 7800GS is way too expensive, i just need to upgrade my RAM and graphics card... and are the ATI AGP graphics card any good?
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Well, it all depends how much do you want to spend on the ram and gpu.
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im looking at a moderate-priced graphics card, the ram i know i have to upgrade to 1gb
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Well, what do you mean moderate..About 200?
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Old 04-01-2006, 07:45 PM   #10
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hmm, a bit less around 150
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