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Honest answer, if you do not do or do not plan on doing any gaming or using any graphic intensive software you do not need an add on video card, this then cancels out any concern as to how fast or slow your Ram is.

 

Replacing the present PSU with a good quality brand is a must though.


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I just have basic use for the PC. I do load and edit photos from time to time but that's it.

 

It's quite ironic that i mention replacing the PSU and it then starts to make a noise, i thought someone had an hammer drill, little knock on the case and it went, certainly a good time to replace it.

 

With regards to graphics cards, i had been looking at this one - eVGA GeForce GT 610 Graphics Card 1 GB 810 MHz PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDMI NVIDIA - and wondered if it was worth buying just so i have it should i require.

 

P.S - Bought the ram from Crucial, does this show the info you required?

 

DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 PC2-8500, DDR2 PC2-5300

Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 PC2-8500, DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 (non-ECC)

Maximum Memory: 4GB 

Currently Installed Memory: 4GB

Total Memory Slots: 2

 

 

 

 

Available Memory Slots:  0


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GT 610 and the 500W Evga PSU that I suggested  :thumbsup:

 

Please don`t suddenly take up gaming as you will be sorely disappointed with the performance of the GT 610 video card, it is fine for your present use though.


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Excellent, i'll get them ordered, £76.45 delivered from Scan...pretty good price  :yes:

 

No worries with the gaming, i don't have time with the children and work.

 

Once again i appreciate all the help you have given, thank you.


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You are most welcome  :)   

 

How to Replace Your Desktop PC’s Power Supply

 

How to Install a Video Card in Your Computer


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Thank you, i'll print those, should have the new hardware by Wednesday.  :thumbsup:


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Re: Installing the video card/drivers, Step 9;

 

I suggest that before you swap out the PSU and fit the add on video card that you save the drivers for the new card from the disk supplied with the card to your desktop, uninstall the present video device drivers and then shutdown the computer and carry out the upgrades, when you first start the computer after adding the upgrades Windows will use it`s own generic video drivers which will then allow you to install the drivers that you saved to your desktop earlier.

 

Let us know if you have any questions along the way.

 

You are welcome btw  :)


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Great advise  :D

 

I'll let you know how it goes either way.


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:thumbsup:

 

And thanks  :)


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PSU and Graphics card installed and working a treat.  :spoton:

 

Driver disc had a few extras on it like Precision x that shows the fan temp etc....i know absolutely nothing about what does what but it looks good :yes: 

 

The new hardware seems to have given my now old pc a new lease of life....not a bad spec pc for a name i had never heard of quite a few years ago. 


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P.S - BIG thank you to phillpower2 for all your help.


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I am pleased that you are happy with the upgrades and a job well done on your behalf  :thumbsup:

 

You are most welcome btw  :)


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