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Old 01-29-2013, 01:12 AM   #1
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I have been using my Laptop for about two years now, with this it has been getting increasing worse and worse. I have decided to switch back to my desktop, as if I was on my laptop for more than fifteen minutes it would rush up to 100% CPU and lag like no other.

These are my specs for my Desktop right now. (the photo)

Now i would like to upgrade my processor, to something a little better. If i upgrade my processor i would then have to upgrade everything else. I am a gamer but not like WoW or any major new games. With this I do not really care how big it is, so my processor is fine for now. I plan to upgrade my graphics card, so i do not lag as much.

This is where i run into a problem, with such an old computer I am not sure what graphics card will work with my current Processor. If anyone could help that would be great, for a list of graphic cards i could get or a helpful site would be great!
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Better to type out the spec babes
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Sorry i would but im not sure what the spec would be needed? Im sorry :s
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Ok for us to help we need ... Computer make or home built, Motherboard make and number, PSU, CPU, GPU, Ram, Drives and Case model.
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Computer make or home built - Acer
Motherboard make and number
PSU - AMD Anthlon(tm) x2 Dual Core Processor BE-2350
CPU - ACPI x64-based PC
GPU - (driver model?) WDDM 1.2 possibly DirectX 11


Ram - 2 Gigs and 1.75 usable.
Drives - Im guessing this is the BIOS? Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
and Case model. Aspire M1100
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Drives are hard drives so what size..
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By the sounds of this you would be better off with a whole new PC, You could build one if you wanted to..
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:11 AM   #8
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O sorry! the size of my harddrive is only 300 gigs, but i plan to buy a 1T when i upgraded, if needed so.

I would love to build my own computer, but really all that i know about computers is the basic (Ram and very little of processors [3.1GHz])
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Computer make or home built - Acer
Motherboard make and number
PSU - AMD Anthlon(tm) x2 Dual Core Processor BE-2350
CPU - ACPI x64-based PC
GPU - (driver model?) WDDM 1.2 possibly DirectX 11


Ram - 2 Gigs and 1.75 usable.
Drives - Im guessing this is the BIOS? Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
and Case model. Aspire M1100
OK Acer

Drives as in Hard Drives and the OS ?
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Well newegg has kits very cheap, All the parts are carefully chosen for compatibility http://www.newegg.com/DIY-PC-Combos/...ionStore/ID-33, Some kits don't come with cases, This is a good one for example http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...=Combo.1149178
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