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Post by noy on December 2nd 2011, 12:25 am

I'm planning to upgrade my family desktop pretty soon. I'm just wondering since money is a problem for me, what should I purchase firstly, a new CPU or a Graphics card with PSU?
Quick run down of the desktop
2.10 Ghz dual core
2 Gb ram
Ati Radeon 3000

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Re: Quick question

Post by Iggor on December 2nd 2011, 12:38 am

Are you sure that CPU would fit in your motherboard?
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Re: Quick question

Post by noy on December 2nd 2011, 12:46 am

I hadn't really opened yet to see if it would fit. Does have to be a certain motherboard?

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Post by Iggor on December 2nd 2011, 1:07 am

Check what socket it is and see if it's the same on the new CPU you're getting.
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Re: Quick question

Post by noy on December 2nd 2011, 1:22 am

Can't really decide on what new CPU to pick out?

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Re: Quick question

Post by popingpantsu on December 2nd 2011, 8:00 pm

Hmm what do you do with this computer? If its not for gaming then you don't really need to upgrade the CPU, because chances are your not using all the power you have already.

If it is for gaming then a card would probably give better performance for less. Do you have anything more specific on that card though? ATI 3000 is just a series of cards, there are a lot of different ones within that series. Ex. 3870, 3850 etc.
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Re: Quick question

Post by Iggor on December 2nd 2011, 8:27 pm

What CPU is in your desktop right now?
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Re: Quick question

Post by noy on December 28th 2011, 2:07 am

Found this 6 year old Compaq Presario SR1625NX laying around the garage that had a virus a few years ago before ditching it in the dust. So I was wondering if it would still be upgradable till this day with some new processor and graphics card?
Specs
Athlon 64 (V) 3200+ 2.0 GHz
ATI Radeon Xpress 200
Asus A8AE-LE MOBO
2 Gbs of ram
160 GB hard drive
Window XP of course.
300-350w PSU
Lots of dust

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Re: Quick question

Post by 1Pantsu on December 28th 2011, 3:42 am

graphics card, maybe, but its probably not worth it.
cpu, no.
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