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Processor,Ram,Vid Card Questions


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facethecannon

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Ok first off. What's up fellow geeks. I never thought to google geek forum... lol Any way I have been trying to upgrade my pc
I got it it was beat... they did something to it and it didnt start so i got it for dirt cheap.. A ram stick was hangin loose.. ???

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It had 2 256mb pc2-4300 533mhz ram and i bought the 2gb patriot pc2-5300 667mhz ram stick. i have 4 slots.. should i leave the 2 256s out?

also it had a ati radeon x300 SE Hyper Memory 128mb video card I bought a evga 8500gt 512mb with dx10 pci-e and i noticed it lags when turn the graphics down. especially gears of war.. but at maxed out it runs better(lags a small bit) any think this is normal?

and finally it has a lga775 socket for the processor I was wondering If it was possible to upgrade the processor?
I asked dell and they wanted to charge me $420 for the dell/intel p4 HT 3.4 when igot the p4 ht 3.2 not worth $420 for 200 mhz ya think?

**EDIT -- Also i just read about possibly being able to overclock my processor and ram could this effect my decision?

Edited by facethecannon, 26 January 2008 - 11:39 PM.

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Memory: Makes no odds, leave it in if you want but take it out if problems surface.

Graphics: More a game issue than anything else I would have thought.

Processor: Probably is upgradable but if this is a Dell machine overclockability will be non-existent.
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Thnx alot for the info.. I decided overclocking my video card is enough to accomplish my frame rate desires ALSO i noticed my pc only supports 533 mhz so i stuck the two 533s in

Edited by facethecannon, 27 January 2008 - 05:10 AM.

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