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How would u rate my pc and what can i do to make it better


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Dan1887

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Tell me what you think about my pc and how i should upgrade it to make i better
Asus P5LD2-VM micro atx mobo
Intel Pentium 4 515j 2.93 ghz processor
1.5 gb ddr2 667 mhz ram
250 gb western digital sata hdd
160 gb sata hdd
16x dvd rw
16xdvd rom second drive
24 in 1 card reader
ATI Radeon x1300 pro pci-e
Windows XP Pro 64-bit
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Two things stand out on your spec's.

Unless this was a kit you bought you limited yourself a gread deal by using the 515 processor. Your Mb can even use the Core2 duo processors and i would switch to one of them if you can afford it. The difference will be amazing. Even the Core 2 Duo 1.86 processor will blow your present cpu out the door. Buy the fastest Core2 you can afford. I would settle for a 2.13 cpu if possible. the 2.13 costs $220.

The video card is pretty old now. a switch to a X1600 will double your core and memory clock speed, and triple the pipelines over the 1300. The cost is about $125. If you don't do any gaming the 1300 will probably do fine.

So for another $350 you can have a top of the line computer that should last 2 to 3 years before technology dictates a newer faster computer.

Another thought here is i don't particularly like in-computer multiple card readers. I have disliked having 4 to 6 different extra drive letters for the readers. i personally have a SD card adapter that lets me transfer my digital camera pictures and doubles as my flashdrive. i also use a USB external compact flash reader for my mini-cam cards. That way i can hook them up when i need then and they don't permanately install on my computer.

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I did buy this computer it came as a compaq sr 1430nx which lets be honest isn;t great so what i ahve done to it is a considerable upgrade. I do do some gaming but not a considerable amount and not on graphic intensive games so thats why i bought the x1300 the x1600 was only 40 dollars more but i decided not to go for it. I know the processor is weak and I do plan on changing it I like the core duo's just waiting for the newest one to come out before i get it. I also dislike the built in card reader and considered not pluging in the connectors for it when i installed the mobo but i decided to anyways. I also have a 32in1 card reader on my printer. Thanks for your input.

Edited by Dan1887, 19 October 2006 - 04:35 PM.

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