Hey guys my nameís Chris, I just turned 17 and I live in Australia (this is a short intro for my first post lol). Anyway, I really want to upgrade my computer, specifically the video card and processor but my budget is around $280 AUS = $206 US. (I'm not working at the moment).
I know itís not much but my computer is a Dell - Pentium III Optiplex GX150 running Windows XP with an Intel 1.2Ghz and 512mb of RAM. My video card is a RADEON 9200SE AGP and this is the main problem, itís only 5.5cm = 2.2 inches (not exact, measured by hand) I WAS thinking of buying a Geforce 6600(GT?) but it's not going to fit is it??. My soundcard is a Sound Blaster Audigy 4 so I'm happy with that
The only game I currently run is The Sims 2 with 3 expansions which runs well cause I have 50GB free space on an 80 GB hard drive and itís got a good selection of quality settings. The reason why I want to improve my computerís performance is because I want to run Counter Strike Source on it, then pretty much no other games, I would like to play online but do you think itís even worth it? (After a new video card that will fit and/or processor I can afford).
Thanks for reading so far by the way, I only joined to ask this question and itíd be very appreciated if you gave me as much advice as possible or your own opinion thanks. Ask me for any other information but I took some photos.
I tried to get a good shot of my graphics card but you can see the RAM slots on the left
This is pretty much the rest and yes I am embarrassed about my n00b PC haha
I'll get a new computer next year but I still want to keep this machine for my brother.
So, to summarize
- Is there a replacement video card that will fit?
- My father says I can't replace my RAM chips, why is this?
- What processor do you suggest I buy?