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Too many random upgrages, unsure about this pc now

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by sid, 30 Jan 2006.

  1. sid


    Joined: 9 Feb 2003

    Posts: 5,161

    Location: London


    I've got a newish pc sorted but its a mish mash of new and old components and unfortunately the gaming performance isnt too great

    CPU = X2 3800 + 2200mhz
    Ram - 1GB geil ultra X bh5 2-3-3-6 @ 216mhz
    Motherboard - MSI Neo2 plat
    GFX - AGP XFX 6600 GT 550/1100
    PSU - 430W antec trupower

    The rest doesnt really matter but im really not sure what to upgrade really? The cpu, motherboard, ram is from sept 2005, gfx from april 2005 , psu is from april 2004,

    would ideally like 2gb + new grapics card but really unsure whether its worth the spend?

    what do you guys think? Would 4 X 512mb be really bad idea? what the cheapest matching ram that would work?

  2. frogboy


    Joined: 11 May 2004

    Posts: 516

    Sell your motherboard and 6600GT, then buy a new PCI-E motherboard and PCI-E graphics card. I would recommend an X800XL as a minimum for games.

    The 1GB of ram is fine for the time being, unless you plan on playing Battlefield 2 a lot.
  3. easyrider


    Joined: 24 Dec 2005

    Posts: 39,556

    Location: Autonomy

    I would look into getting a new mobo and gfx too.

    At least that way you have the option of getting top end pci-e cards.

    I would maybe get a couple of hundred mhz more on that x2 3800 too. :)