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Old 07-07-2011, 08:06 PM   #1
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Alrighty, I'm big into WOW and LOTRO and all other sorts of games. I'm looking to upgrade my computer with maximum capabilities. I have the basic Dell Inspiron 570, so what are some really good graphics cards, etc. I know I can go to the full capacity of 8gb of RAM. But what else does this have to offer for upgrades????????????????????????????????????/

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Download, install and run Speccy - System Information - Free Download . Then go to the File menu, and "Save as Text File..." then paste the contents of that text to this post. We'll get an idea of what your computer is right now, and then we can go from there.
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Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
CPU
AMD Athlon II X2 245 33 C
Regor 45nm Technology
RAM
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 533MHz (7-7-7-20)
Motherboard
Dell Inc. 04GJJT (CPU 1) 39 C
Graphics
DELL ST2010 (1600x900@60Hz)
ATI Radeon HD 4200 (Dell)
Hard Drives
625GB Western Digital WDC WD6400AAKS-75A7B2 ATA Device (SATA) 34 C
Optical Drives
TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H653G ATA Device
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
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Old 12-24-2011, 12:57 AM   #4
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Welcome back from the dead.

Since you've already got the RAM upgraded to the max, your next best bet is to get a higher end AM3 CPU. If you can, going with an Athlon II would be plenty, the additional cash for the Phenom II wouldn't be worth it for your purpose. The Athlon II X4 640 is a fine chip (Reference: Newegg.com - AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX ) for the money and will easily handle the games you want to play. They also overclock fairly well.

Next, you need to find out what wattage your power supply is. Looking at the specs for the 570 ( http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...n/cs/cs_en.pdf ) it looks like the power supply is a paltry 300 Watts. That'll be OK for a CPU upgrade, but if you want to upgrade the GPU at all, you'll need to get a new power supply as well.

According to some posts I found online in both the Dell community and elsewhere, you can buy a standard ATX power supply to fit into the case - though if you can post pictures of the system to be sure, that never hurts. I did some checking however and we should be OK.

This unit is one of my favorites for inexpensive power upgrades:
Newegg.com - Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

If you had that, it would significantly open up your GPU upgrade path, and from there, we'd just need to know budget requirements beyond the CPU/PSU to get your video (GPU) upgrade in mind.
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Dang, you don't even know how much I appreciate this....haha it has been awhile. That is what I'm going to do then. Not sure what my budget will be after I buy these but I'll figure it out. I I bought these alone without an upgrade to the graphics card would I need to buy a better graphics card
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