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Old 09-03-2005, 08:15 PM   #1
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hi all
i have a hp pavilion a706n and i want to upgrade it to play BF
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AMD athlon xp 3000+
160GB hardrive
512 MB
**i only have 1 agp X4/X8 slot**
ANy thing else just got to hp.com and search (hp pavilion a706n)
THank u any tht helps
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Old 09-03-2005, 08:16 PM   #2
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**BF2**HL2**CS:S**DOOM3**
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Old 09-03-2005, 09:14 PM   #3
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Whats your budget?
Get at least another 512mb of memory and get a card like a GeForce 6800GT or maybe a Radeon x850 XT PE depending on how much you have to spend

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Heres some memory:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144104

Here are some good cards for AGP:
-eVGA GeForce 6800GT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130203

-Sapphire Radeon X850 XT PE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102519

-MSI GeForce 6600GT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127150

If you get one of these cards you will probably need to get a new powersupply too. This one would be good
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153007
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Sounds like you're using onboard video then? If so, then no doubt - a video card!!!!!!

Any higher-end nVidia or ATi card would be great. If you're on a budget, a 9800 Pro would work good on that system.
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my budget is around 300
and i have a computer shop not far away from me so
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I found a great deal for a X850 XT PE.

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=327000
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If your budget is $300 then I would get that memory I posted and then get a eVGA GeForce 6800
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Get at least a gig of RAM in there and you must use a separate graphics card with a high performance 3d accelerator on it like a 6600GT or a 6800 series card.
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his computer can only have up to one gig of ram
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That's okay, no need to go over a gig anyway... Really doubt you'll use more than a gig, so it'd just be a waste of money.
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