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Old 03-20-2011, 08:52 PM   #1
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Default trying to upgrade?

Ok my comp is about 3-4 years old and i need upgrades these are my specs

OS:Windows xp home edition SP3
Motherboard: MSI K9N SLI Platinum nForce 570 SLI Chipset based
System Manufacturer: MSI
System Model:MS-7250
Processor:AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs)
Memory: 3072MB RAM
Name: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip Type: GeForce 8800 GT
DAC Type: Integrated RAMDAC
Total Memory: 512.0 MB
Display Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 Bit) (60Hz)
Power Supply: 585w Max

Iam not sure if i forgot anything and i might of repeated some stuff first time asking a forum for help and i really need it.

Now what i want to do is upgrade mainly i want to go from a Dual Core *which is what i am now* to a Quad core and to do that what all i have to replace..

i checked newegg and they have some combo packages like a processor + motherboard for like $150 iam not aiming to spend to much but iam just here to see what my options are and what all i would have to replace to get a quad core i guess any help would be great thanks

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Old 03-23-2011, 07:10 PM   #2
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Default Re: trying to upgrade?

depends on what your budget is what is the max you can go?
also maybe a cheap graphics card would also help it depends on what you are using the computer for.
i think an i3 is a great upgrade or if you have the money maybe an i5.
with both of these processors you can run any game but only if you have decent ram and graphics card on top of that.
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