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hi people. was wondering if you could give me some help. ive got a dell d 4600, p3.06mhz, 512 ddr ram, i THINK 128 bit graphics card and 80bg hard drive. should this be ok for playing most new games nowadays? im counting the days till xbox 360 so i need more power in my pc just now i think to support a new game coming out soon (F.E.A.R.) would simply updating my ram to 1024 increase performance greatly? that itself is a minefield what with buying in pairs and everything!
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Actually, I just last night upgraded my ram from 512 XMS Corsair to 1gig XMS Dual Channel Corsair. I'm a FarCry player, and to tell the truth, I can't tell the difference!

The most bang for the buck is always the vid card when it comes to games, but since you don't know what you have, that doesn't help. You could always look up your specs on the Dell site using your ID/machine number.

Is this a hyperthreading machine? FSB=800 mhz?

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hey. using everest it says i have northwood hyper threading whatever that means! nvidia geforce 5200 too. id like to giv eit an overhaul its gettin sluggish. could that be spyware tho? is there a program i can use to recover disk space? apparently ive only got 3% free whic cant help speed can it?
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3% free??? That's not much space. How large is your hard drive?

Yes, having your hard drive that full will definitely not help your speed. Could be spyware related, but more likely you just have too much trash built up... temp files, temp internet files. I would try to get the trash out, then defrag your system.

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it is 80gbs. it wont defrag cos theres not enuff space! i seen someone mention s clean up thing that cleared out 2gbs for them, ne ideas!?
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There are utilitest that can clean up your trash, but a lot of them are quite aggressive. The best thing to do is empty your temp folder, and your temporary internet files first.

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