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Old 02-26-2010, 09:41 PM   #1
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I bought a HP budget computer in November.
It had a AMD Sempron 1200 processor. I upgraded to AMD Phenom 8750 Triple Core. Also added NVidia GeForce 9500 GT video card.
What other upgrades can I do?
It came with 3 GB of memory. Motherboard will only support 4 GB max. I can't see adding just 1 GB of memory.
New motherboard maybe???
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New video card. 9500 is really meh.
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4GB is pretty standard these days, so definitely get a new video card.
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4GB really isn't standard. 4GB is the max you will ever need with todays operating systems and software. TBH, I have never gone past 3GB.

Do you have a budget?
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The NVidia GeForce 9500 GT is a new card. I just put it in a week ago along with a DVI cable.
I do have a budget. So anything I do has to be cost effective.

What does this mean? " 9500 is really meh" ????
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I mean, it isn't a gaming card. Its more of a budget one.

If you want better performance, that is your weakest link.

By 'do you have a budget?' I meant what is your max budget that you are willing to spend? lol
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What do you do on your rig JerryB?
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