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Old 02-14-2010, 05:33 PM   #1
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Ok guys, I have a new computer just bought it yesterday for $350...
I have Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.40 GHz 3.40 GHz
1.00 Gb of Ram
Windows 7
Intel G33/G31 Express Chipset family
Built in Video card and sound card...
My computer is sort of laggy and graphics are bad obviously
any suggestions for a upragradable parts all under 200$?
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:54 PM   #2
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Ok guys, I have a new computer just bought it yesterday for $350...
I have Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.40 GHz 3.40 GHz
1.00 Gb of Ram
Windows 7
Intel G33/G31 Express Chipset family
Built in Video card and sound card...
My computer is sort of laggy and graphics are bad obviously
any suggestions for a upragradable parts all under 200$?
I would add some RAM memory, depending upon slots available and a basic video card. You should be able to get major improvement in performance for $200 worth of parts
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:55 PM   #3
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You won't get very far with a P4... where on earth did you buy that for so much?

It isnt worth upgrading a lot. HD 4670 maybe, I wouldnt do any more than that.

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/SKUSearch...iteria=BA36249

Maybe put 1GB more RAM.

Did you buy this thing new or used or what? You could find a better deal than that for $350.

EDIT: 4670 is out of stock. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...MSI-_-14127440 get that one instead.
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Old 02-14-2010, 06:18 PM   #4
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Um... I bought this from a guy for exchang from my old computer... and some parts too All in all I only paid about $50 for it so I'm wanting to play some games on it... I.E. WoW so that video card you described would help it?
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does it even have a pcie slot of is it agp
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Yes it's PCI-Express

Any other suggestions for the Video Card? Or the ram?
If I bought me a Intel Core 2 Quad would that help?
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you would have to buy a new mobo most likely
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On my motherboard box it says it supports it
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what motherboard you got
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Msi G31tm -p21
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