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LostTime12

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Hello this is my first time at this site so i apologize if i am in the wrong place.

So i want to upgrade my computer so it can play games a little faster. Right now i only have a 2.70 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core processor and 2 GB of RAM. I don't want to spend more than 500$. Please give any suggestions and thanks! If you need to know more about my system please email me! :D
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phillpower2

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Hi LostTime12 :D
You need to provide information about your computer, this includes is it
a laptop or desktop, is it a custom build or brand name such as Dell or HP
and if it is provide the model name or series number, motherboard , PSU
and any add on card details would also help others to help you better.
First off that is a good budget if you only need more Ram and a better GFX
card, when you post the requested information it will help us to make the
best suggestions we can, for example we do not know if the computer is a
laptop and laptops have very little scope for upgrading with better HDDs and
additional Ram being about as much as can be improved with most of them.

If you need to know more about my system please email me!

Information is only shared on the forums as the forums exist for the benefit
of all.
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LostTime12

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Thanks for the quick reply and welcome! It is a Desktop PC and it is custom built. I have Windows 7 Ultimate right now.

The motherboard is Asus M2N-SLI (Nvidia nForce 560 SLI,Dual PCI-E,ATX)

2.70 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core processor

Transcend TS256MLQ64V8U2GB 2GB PC6400 800MHZ

Asus Radeon 3650 512MB (ATI,16x PCI-e w/ TV-Out,Dual DVI,HDMI Capable Direct

Seagate 500GB 7200RPM (SATA2 32MB cache)

Western Digital WD10EARS 1TB Caviar Green 64MB Cache (SATA2)

Coolermaster Centurion 5 (Front USB2.0/Firewire,Side Window,460w PSU)

Thanks again and i hope i got all the info haha.
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Cooler masters PSU's arn't bad but if you want to do a decent video card you may have to upgrade.

Some ram

Video Card

Power Supply

Those should put you in a decent place for a while. And under 500 :D
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I'm building myself a whole computer for $450. That's without a monitor (will use 24" 1080p TV) and OS (I have XP somewhere).
Phenom II x2 555BE unlocked to 4 cores- equivalent of a quad 945BE. $89
4GB Ram DDR3 1033. $49
5750 XFX 1GB. $115
case and bla bla bla.

But what you should look into is a RAM upgrade and definitely a GPU upgrade. You may even want to consider upgrading to a better CPU and motherboard. You may also have to get a new PSU; that's, of course, depending on what you will change.
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Cooler masters PSU's arn't bad but if you want to do a decent video card you may have to upgrade.

Some ram

Video Card

Power Supply

Those should put you in a decent place for a while. And under 500 :D



6850 and athlon screams bottleneck.
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