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Yea I was thinking about the memory upgrade.

I can pick up a 512MB RAM chip for about £20-£25.


*OFF TOPIC*

If i wanted to upgrade my motherboard, would I buy the correct one and just put all of my components onto it and im ready to go?

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Yea I was thinking about the memory upgrade.

I can pick up a 512MB RAM chip for about £20-£25.


*OFF TOPIC*

If i wanted to upgrade my motherboard, would I buy the correct one and just put all of my components onto it and im ready to go?

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What do you mean by correct one??? Why would you want a new motherboard anyway??? Your processor is fast enough you dont need a new mobo or cpu. If you changed the mobo what would you want different, a pci express board??? If you wanted pci express on a motherboard they make very very few like 2 or 3 for your socket cpu to be able to fit onto the board. They make them but very few of the socket 478 cpu motherboards with pci express... One I know of is an asrock that has an agp and a pci express slot... Thats the only one I know of off hand.. I think infact that might be the only one.. lol


Dont start changing your motherboard for no reason unless you want to go ahead and get a new pc all together the case and everything in it or you could use your old case if its the right type.

With those games in mind you aren't the Hardcore gamer type in my eyes at all. Stick with your setup and get a 512mb memory stick and video card unless you want a totally new pc.

Your processor is fine...
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OK, So there is no need to upgrade my motherboard since im not a Hardcore Gamer? :blink:

I have an LGA775 socket by the way :help:

So what I should get is:

1) 512MB Memory Stick
2) Sapphire Radeon X1600 PRO 512MB AGP Graphics Card


The above list should make my PC a suitable gaming machine ?



Cheers man :whistling:
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OK, So there is no need to upgrade my motherboard since im not a Hardcore Gamer? :blink:

I have an LGA775 socket by the way :help:

So what I should get is:

1) 512MB Memory Stick
2) Sapphire Radeon X1600 PRO 512MB AGP Graphics Card


The above list should make my PC a suitable gaming machine ?



Cheers man :whistling:



I took it for granted that you had a socket 478 because they didnt make many socket lga 775 mobos with agp..
I just guessed..

Yes, just stick with the 512MB memory stick and the video card.
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Ok,

What will I do if the PSU makes the video card not operate properly i.e - Not enough power?

(Buy a new one such as the Seasonic S-12 500W PSU)

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Ok,

What will I do if the PSU makes the video card not operate properly i.e - Not enough power?

(Buy a new one such as the Seasonic S-12 500W PSU)

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Well, I asked you awhile back too look inside of the case for the sticker on the side of the power supply to see how many watts the psu is.
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Is there any way that I can check it without opening up because I dont want to void the last month of the warranty :whistling:

any programs ?
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Is there any way that I can check it without opening up because I dont want to void the last month of the warranty :whistling:

any programs ?



no programs will tell you the watts of the powersupply that I know of.
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Well, If I can "peel" the warranty sticker off somehow I will take a look at the rating of the PSU sometime this week and I will let you know.

What did you say its power rating should be at least?
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Well, If I can "peel" the warranty sticker off somehow I will take a look at the rating of the PSU sometime this week and I will let you know.

What did you say its power rating should be at least?




300watt minimum atleast required..


You were going to have to get inside of the case anyway when you goto install the video card and memory.
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Yes that is true and the only way possible of installing the components.

I am going to wait until the warranty is done and then install the components.

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Yes that is true and the only way possible of installing the components.

I am going to wait until the warranty is done and then install the components.

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well the x1600pro you chose doesnt list a minimum rating like the 6800xt did but I would suggest atleast a 300watt psu but you might be fine..

wouldnt hurt to know what you had though.
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Well if I get a chance to open up the computer I will let you know :blink:

What would you class as a "Hardcore Gamer" :whistling:
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Well if I get a chance to open up the computer I will let you know :blink:

What would you class as a "Hardcore Gamer" :whistling:



hardcore gamer, someone who plays all the brand new games and just released 3d intensive games that likes to play at high video settings..

WOW is a nice game with pretty good graphics but its nothing like Fear the game is for example and soon to come games.
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So, If I buy the 512MB and the graphics card - I would be able to playWOW pretty well?

Im not much of a gamer but I use photoshop, fireworks etc frequently and some low spec games like Black and White 1

After seeing WOW in a game shop I was amazed by it, thats why I need a graphics card :whistling:
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