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Old 12-10-2004, 11:32 PM   #1
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Question old comp. what will help speed/ graphics

- i have an old comp, that has- AMD athlon at 550mhz
- 128 DIMM SDRAM
- an old graphic card

-i want to increase my ability to play games with like a 200 dollar buget(willingly to increse a little bit)

-i was wonder if the ATi 9200se 128mb agp (it works in my mobo i checked i have an agp 2 slot) ot the 256mb 9250 ati

-i also want to increase my ram(processr too much $$$) how much shoudl i get on a limited budget, adn what would make getting the 256 worth while?
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Old 12-10-2004, 11:37 PM   #2
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- i have an old comp, that has- AMD athlon at 550mhz
- 128 DIMM SDRAM
- an old graphic card

-i want to increase my ability to play games with like a 200 dollar buget(willingly to increse a little bit)

-i was wonder if the ATi 9200se 128mb agp (it works in my mobo i checked i have an agp 2 slot) ot the 256mb 9250 ati

-i also want to increase my ram(processr too much $$$) how much shoudl i get on a limited budget, adn what would make getting the 256 worth while?
wow, you are really gonna be CPU limited here. but if you get at least 256mb (perferrably more) and a new video card you should be able to play games like RTCW, quake 3, unreal, half life 1 w/ all mods, MoH: AA and so on great. but i would definetly not get a 9200se. its a POS card. for around $40 you can get a ti4200 on ebay which slaps around the 9200se and is still a great performer IMO.
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Old 12-10-2004, 11:39 PM   #3
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thanks, if i get like 256 more ram should th eextra memory on the graphic card help? or is the extra 128mb worthless
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the extra 128mb of mem lets the card use more uncompressed textures, but if you dont have a GPU (graphics proccessor) thats whorty of it, you are wasting your money. Also what games are you planning on playing?
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ya im thinking of playing like cs 1, Age of the Titans and do u think i could run the battle over middle earth?
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hmmmmmm id give it a shot, cs will run no prob, but titans.............. you could play it with so-so framerates
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Old 12-11-2004, 12:48 AM   #7
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how much memory should i get added to my DIMM PC100 128mb?
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Ok, you offically spammed the forum man. Don't do that again. Get 256-512MB, preferably 512 using 2X256mb chips, since that will more then double the performance of your system.
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