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Old 05-02-2009, 09:47 PM   #1
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Default Ultimate PC Performance?

I want to know, specifically for the Graphic's Card, but also just in general, how I can make my PC the best it can be? Here is my system properties.

SYSTEM PROPERTIES:

Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard Company

Model: a6142n

Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ 2.30 GHz

Memory (RAM): 2.00 GB

System type: 32-bit Operating System.

ADVANCED SYSTEM PROPERTIES

Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

Monitor: HP w2007 Wide LCD Monitor

Sound Card: Realtek HD Audio

Computer: ACPI x36-based PC

I am wondering this because I may want to get some newer PC games but they require faster computers. What can I do to make practically any game work for my PC?

No price range. But if their is a better "bang for buck" I would rather know about that product....thanks!

(if their is anything else a part of my computer you need to know then ask!)
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Old 05-02-2009, 11:33 PM   #2
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I would upgrade your RAM to 4 gigs and windows to vista 64 bit. Also how big is your hard drive. To find these parts I found that newegg.com has the best prices. I stick with Kingston RAM and Western Digital Hard Drives.
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:52 AM   #3
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I would upgrade your RAM to 4 gigs and windows to vista 64 bit. Also how big is your hard drive. To find these parts I found that newegg.com has the best prices. I stick with Kingston RAM and Western Digital Hard Drives.
Have you not noticed that he's using integrated graphics? And his goal is to be able to run any game on his PC.
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He has a 32bit OS so not all 4GB would be recognized.

@ OP.

The first place you need to start would be a new graphics card. If you could give us some more info we would be able to help.
- Where are you in the world?
- What is your monitor's native resolution?
- What is your budget? (Surely it's not limitless? )
- Do you overclock at all?


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The first place you need to start would be a new graphics card. If you could give us some more info we would be able to help.
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I think the first thing he needs is a new PSU to be able to run a new graphics card
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Ha man he needs a new computer. You cant upgrade an HP computer
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Ha man he needs a new computer. You cant upgrade an HP computer
I second that....sorta. But I will say you can upgrade HP's but it's not worth it. He should go for another computer.
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Sure he can Prodigy.

It's a socket AM2, so he could drop in a faster processor such as an AMD Athlon 64 X2 5800+.

It has an available PCIe slot, so he could get an EVGA GeForce GTS 250 512MB

A nice little 460W PSU to go with it: COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-460-PMSR-A3 460W

It has 4 DDR2 memory slots to upgrade to 4GB (or more): G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
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props rooster, that aint bad at all but I wouldnt settle for a k8 processor... so IMHO if your going to spend money on a build, do it right. start over
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what do you mean zenie
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