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Old 07-01-2010, 01:11 AM   #1
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Hi all, I have a computer i would like to upgrade!
I know its not the best but i will be using it for basic things!!!
(email, internet, etc.) I have a few problems (obviously)

1. I dont know if this processor will fit in my system>>> http://cgi.ebay.com/Pentium-4-3-4-GH...item3cae17f869 (is this hyperthreaded???)

Also what PSU will fit in my system??? I beleive 450W Will fit my needs. My case>> http://www.bargain-computers.biz/EVO_D510.jpg
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Old 07-01-2010, 01:26 AM   #2
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Need Moar info.

What OS are you running? If it's XP, all you need is a format, and it will be plenty powerful as is for what you need. If vista/7, then you will need to upgrade some parts.

Can we have your current hardware configuration? Hit super + pause, then go to the hardware tab and post what it says.
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Old 07-01-2010, 01:30 AM   #3
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windows xp version 2002
service pack 3
2.4 GHz processor
1.2 GB ram


It may seem to be enough but i forgot to mention i want to start playing mmorpgs which don't require TOO much, but more than what i currently have.

I have an AGP slot so any cheap but good graphic card choices? 512 MB will do fine by the way

Thank you for your fast response!!!
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What MMOs are we talking?
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Old 07-01-2010, 01:35 AM   #5
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Perfect World and Battle of immortals (can play now but little choppy and low graphics)

Starcraft looks fun! Umm also dungeons and dragons doesnt look to bad! It seems okay

Not sure i can run Those, but sure would like too!!!
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Old 07-01-2010, 01:39 AM   #6
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All you will need is a graphics upgrade unless you want really high settings or something.

What is the +12v amperage of your psu, and what in your budget?
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Old 07-01-2010, 01:42 AM   #7
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My PSU is VERY bad its only a 220W 5A.
Also I would like to play on medium to high if possible.

Also if You know if its possible to play starcraft 2 at decent speed somehow by upgrading please let me know

My budget is $160 ( sorry for low budget, I don't feel like spending TOO much!)

Any suggestions foothead??? I beleive i have a socket 478. Can i put the processor in the link above in my MoBo??? Also, any agp video cards or a good PSU???
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:47 PM   #8
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can you go into the windows system profiler and tell us what processor and graphics card you have now? you can find it in START > PROGRAMS > ACCESSORIES > SYSTEM TOOLS.
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:18 PM   #9
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Do you mean onboard??? Because i only am using the onboard chipset.

As for the processor, If this is what you mean by it>>> 478 pin uPGA, Northwood A80532

Is that all you need?
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I'd say you dont need a processor upgrade then, just get a decent graphics card.
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