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06-19-2010   #1 (permalink)
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I want to get a new video card and ram. what is a good and not really expensive video card i can get? I want to use this computer to play games... T_T how can i upgrade it so that it can handle these games without much lag and other problems? 500$ to spend... what should i get to upgrade it..... current computer info below

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Your CPU will be the bottleneck, and AGP cards are so expensive and slow.
Suggest to build a new pc instead, you can just build up your pc unit, while re-using the existing monitors, keyboard, etc.
 
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hmm If it is possible. Try and save up more and buy a new computer...
Doesn't look worthwhile to do an upgrade to the computer anymore...
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like what others said, doesn't make sense to upgrade

It has reach that age

1. IDE is slow
2. AGP is slow
3. DDR is slow

still quite amazing your harddisk is still surviving

If you have 500, save a little more
The Dell Online Store: Build Your System <-- even a new pc is <500, though you still need a graphics card and you can reuse your old monitor

I know people will start screaming here when you talk about branded desktops >.<
Don't buy branded or everyone here will scream at you.
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