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Old 10-29-2010, 10:10 PM   #1
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Default Help with buying computer parts

I want to upgrade my graphics card so i need some suggestions since my PC is quite old .. below is my dxdiag page.. I need it so that my computer can support the game heroes of newerth.. specs here:
Processor - 2.2GHz Pentium 4 / AMD 2400+ or faster
RAM - 1GB of RAM
Video Card - GeForce 5 and ATI 9800 w/ 128 MB VRAM
Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Network Connection Required
(http://www.heroesofnewerth.com/specs_pop.html)
Also , i want it to be the cheapest but also support my motherboard and run the game smoothly.
Thanks in advance

Here is the link of my dxdiag, can't post it here cuz its too long...

http://www.mediafire.com/?ulot4m33lfxbmtb

Here are the specs if you are lazy to download the whole thing.

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System Information
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Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.100427-1647)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: Aspire B300
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.80GHz
Memory: 1024MB RAM
Page File: 266MB used, 2195MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode


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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 (Microsoft Corporation)
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce FX 5500
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0326&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A1
Display Memory: 256.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Philips 170C5 (17inch LCD MONITOR 170C5)
Monitor Max Res: 1280,1024
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.5673 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 8/4/2004 00:56:46, 4274816 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 8/3/2004 22:29:56, 1897408 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4066-11CF-9975-0A2000C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0326
SubSys ID: 0x00000000
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_B ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D ModeWMV9_B ModeWMV9_A
Deinterlace Caps: {212DC722-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{212DC723-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_MedianFiltering
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{212DC722-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{212DC723-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_MedianFiltering
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{212DC722-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{212DC723-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_MedianFiltering
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{212DC722-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{212DC723-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_MedianFiltering
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled
DDraw Test Result: Not run
D3D7 Test Result: Not run
D3D8 Test Result: Not run
D3D9 Test Result: Not run

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Sound Devices
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Description: USB Headphone Set
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: USB\Vid_0c76&Pid_1607&Rev_0100&MI_00
Manufacturer ID: 65535
Product ID: 65535
Type: WDM
Driver Name: usbaudio.sys
Driver Version: 5.01.2600.3115 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Date and Size: 4/10/2007 18:08:20, 60032 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Microsoft
HW Accel Level: Full
Cap Flags: 0xF5F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 200000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 0, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
Registry: OK
Sound Test Result: Not run
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:19 PM   #2
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Default Re: Help with buying computer parts

With the specs I'm seeing, you'll probably be better off with building a new system.
If you want to give it a shot anyways, I'd look for this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150433


However, your CPU speed is below still, and your system is outdated like crazy...but if you don't have the money for a new system yet, the card's going to be the best. If you can find an extra 1GB used DDR stick, but that's it.
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Old 10-30-2010, 12:27 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by lhuser View Post
With the specs I'm seeing, you'll probably be better off with building a new system.
If you want to give it a shot anyways, I'd look for this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150433


However, your CPU speed is below still, and your system is outdated like crazy...but if you don't have the money for a new system yet, the card's going to be the best. If you can find an extra 1GB used DDR stick, but that's it.
Thanks for the help , but if i won't be able to build a new system, what other parts do you recommend i upgrade to improve gaming performance?

Quote:
Originally Posted by lhuser View Post
With the specs I'm seeing, you'll probably be better off with building a new system.
If you want to give it a shot anyways, I'd look for this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150433


However, your CPU speed is below still, and your system is outdated like crazy...but if you don't have the money for a new system yet, the card's going to be the best. If you can find an extra 1GB used DDR stick, but that's it.
Thanks for the help. I will consider the video card. Also , if i won't be able to build a new system, what other parts do you recommend i upgrade to improve gaming performance?

sorry for the doublepost, computer was lagging.
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Old 10-31-2010, 10:46 AM   #4
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Default Re: Help with buying computer parts

That's fine, it automerges automatically.

Anyways, other than used memory and the video card, if you have a computer shop that recycles around you or you have an ebay account, you might be able to upgrade to a used CPU, but other than that, it's not worth much upgrading.
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