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Upgrade or not? help me out.


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erik567

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I am looking to upgrade my comp(Dell Dimension 4600). I have around 500 dollars, and i dont want to spend it all, and to get a good upgrade i dont think i need to. I am not sure about a Video card, but the current vid card i have is a ATi Radeon 9800 pro 128 and i think i should upgrade.

I currently have 512, and im looking to upgrade to 2gigs, here is the ram i am looking at: http://www.crucial.c...p...0&submit=Go

I am also looking into better fans/cooling systems. I dont know anything about them, but i want to keep the system cooler.

Thing is my friend said upgrading is the worst thing to do??? does that make sense?

Thanks.
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equinox55

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How old is the computer. Mine is a year old whent to buy a one gig of ram and was told that they had to order it cuses ti is so rare to come by sdram and for a 1 gig would have cost me 200 bucks so i thoguht that i would just build a new one.

So to answer your question i wouldnt upgreade if the pc is over a year old seeign that some things will not be compatable. THat is what sucks you ahve to check ever thing. Your friend is partaly right
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dont bother upping the RAM to 2 gigs that is still a large amount of RAM 1 gig would be pleanty.

im thinking that your not a harcore gamer but if you are then maybe consider getting 2 gigs but still i think thats over kill

save the money and get a better video card like an X800 or even higher im guessing that your motherboard supports AGP

also what are the specs of the computer?

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EL777

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IF YOU WILLING TO SPEND 400-450 JUST BUY A NEW CP
I DID SEE A COMPAQ WITH 2 GIGS OF RAM CAPABLE TO UPGRADE TO 4 GIGS 250 GIGS OF HARD DRIVE ,DVDCDR.RW AND ANY THING YOU MAY NEED
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