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Old 08-16-2008, 04:22 PM   #1
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Default Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.93GHz

Hey, My brother has an Hp desktop. Its around 2 years old. Maybe Older. Its getting a little old. Cant really play much games on it.

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Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.93GHz


503 MB RAM


Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller



Hes Only 10 and was asking me how he could make it play better games.
I said it needs some upgrades.

I thought about adding 1Gb of RAM. and Getting a new graphics card


I wasnt sure if we needed a new proccesor. This one seems a little old.

My qeustion is. Would This Proccesor Be good enough. And, If not What would be a good upgrade.

Also, If there is a better graphics card. Or would this one be ok.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...044&CatId=1603

This card seems reasonable, and good price.

But im not much of a computer guy. Some advice please?

Note: He enjoys games like. Hl2,Css,Gmod. Not anything too new.
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Old 08-16-2008, 06:14 PM   #2
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To have a decent gaming machine, your gonna have to toss that Celeron.For RAM look into getting 2 GB.

For the video card, these are great for the price.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...232&CatId=3670

Give us a budget for upgrades, that will help a lot.
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Old 08-16-2008, 06:20 PM   #3
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lol cabbs i think his machine is AGP which you cant find too many of nowadays and the card he was looking at would work fine for what they play and its PCI
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Old 08-16-2008, 07:37 PM   #4
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I was thinking around 300$ upgrade. Thats why i was wondering about the proccessor. Ill probably get 2gb ram. The Visiontek Radeon HD 4850 looks nice. But will the celeron proccessor be able to handle these types of games?

And if the proccessor wouldnt be fit, Do you know a good proccessor, For lower price?
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Old 08-16-2008, 09:28 PM   #5
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Hey, My brother has an Hp desktop. Its around 2 years old. Maybe Older. Its getting a little old. Cant really play much games on it.

Specs:


Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.93GHz


503 MB RAM


Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller



Hes Only 10 and was asking me how he could make it play better games.
I said it needs some upgrades.

I thought about adding 1Gb of RAM. and Getting a new graphics card


I wasnt sure if we needed a new proccesor. This one seems a little old.

My qeustion is. Would This Proccesor Be good enough. And, If not What would be a good upgrade.

Also, If there is a better graphics card. Or would this one be ok.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...044&CatId=1603

This card seems reasonable, and good price.

But im not much of a computer guy. Some advice please?

Note: He enjoys games like. Hl2,Css,Gmod. Not anything too new.

the processer is good, ya you should add more ram into it, id put atleast a gig in there if not 2, and put in a nice 256mb videocard or better in there.
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Old 08-17-2008, 01:26 AM   #6
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for css....any 128 or 256mb card will do
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:02 AM   #7
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Ok, i have one more qeustion. I was looking around on this site. http://www.systemrequirementslab.com...cd0ed86a6c8982 And i wanted to see what it would take to run crysis. Im probably going to get a 512mb graphics card, and another 1.5gb of ram. It shows that my processor isnt good enough, but the processor speed is. Does this mean that i couldnt run crysis with this processor? or would the graphics card and RAM, be enough. (after being upgraded)

I would be thankful for any help.
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Ok, i have one more qeustion. I was looking around on this site. http://www.systemrequirementslab.com...cd0ed86a6c8982 And i wanted to see what it would take to run crysis. Im probably going to get a 512mb graphics card, and another 1.5gb of ram. It shows that my processor isnt good enough, but the processor speed is. Does this mean that i couldnt run crysis with this processor? or would the graphics card and RAM, be enough. (after being upgraded)

I would be thankful for any help.
Even if you could run crysis on that processor, you shouldn't. To put it bluntly, it sucks All your upgrades will be bottlenecked by that CPU.
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:41 AM   #9
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Well, Do you know a good processor that would be nice. I was thinking Intel Duel core or something.
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what socket?
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