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Hey all,

I'm looking to play Command and Conquer Generals on my mother's PC. It runs now but its definitely slow and a little choppy. I was thinking about upgrading the rig if it makes sense and wanted to hear thoughts on what I should do.

Dell Dimension B110
2.53GHZ Celeron D
512MB DDR SDRAM, 333MHZ
Intel 82865G Graphics controller
WinXP

It looks like I have a couple of PCI slots open. Since the game is a few years old, I was wondering if I could get a cheap video card for it to run smoothly. Also, am I ok on RAM or should I upgrade that (its 256MB x 2)? I was hoping to spend as little as possible for the upgrade. Hoping its not too much since (~$50) the game is a few years old.

Thanks in advance!

Edited by aux2169, 03 July 2009 - 09:13 PM.

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You should get another 512MB of RAM, and real video card.
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What would you recommend for a real video card? And if I had to pick between the two, could I get a video card without upgrading the RAM?

Edited by aux2169, 04 July 2009 - 06:23 PM.

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I don't think you can select one option, if you want to play games.
As for video card, it depends what games you wanna play. Check games requirements.
I'm not a gamer, so I won't tell you much.
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