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Johnny Mullet

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#1 16 years ago

Hey all! I am planning on upgrading my Dell, but not sure what to get for it! My PC has been VERY good to me, and plays all my games flawlessly. Here are my specs.......... Dell Dimension 2350 (My baby) Intel Pentium 4 2.20 processor (Works well) 54 gig hard-drive (Still have 38 gigs left) Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 Video card (Upgrade?) Conexant 56K modem (Live in the boonies and stuck on dial-up) CD-RW disc drive. 512 ram I got around $500.00 to beef it up. I think a new vid card would help, but it works VERY well. Any suggestions?




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#2 16 years ago

since its an agp system I'd save some cash and get a BFG 6800GT which is a heck of a card and a sweet deal compared to what ATI has now... it should cost about $400, look on ebay too... its less there. If ya wanna save more look for a nice 6600gt for a bit over $200... and if ya wanna go apepoopy, look at the $500 x850xt, or 6800ultra.




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#3 16 years ago

P.S. for $330 ive seen non-BFG brand 6800GT's... just thought ud like to know




Johnny Mullet

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#4 16 years ago

So a video card is what I should do. What about upgrading the memory from 512?




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#5 16 years ago

Yep, i would get another stick and a new card. The CPU isnt crap, it should do. PS- What games do you play on the system? HL2, Doom3?




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#6 16 years ago
Mullet ManSo a video card is what I should do. What about upgrading the memory from 512?

Get both and you should be ok. What games you play will tell us what card to recomend.




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#7 16 years ago

Upgrade your memory to 1 GB.How many memry slots do you have?

look at the $500 x850xt, or 6800ultra.

I don't think there are any AGP X850XT.




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#8 16 years ago

Agreed. Memory is the most important upgrade you can make to your computer. The video card upgrade should come afterward.




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#9 16 years ago

Yeah even a good video card is no use if you don't have a good amount or RAM.Your processor seems fine for the moment.




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#10 16 years ago

The games I play right now are.......... Bf 1942 Bf Pirates Desert Combat Forgotten hope Battlefield Vietnam Point of Existence Wofenstien Enemy Territory Enemy Territory Fortress These games play flawlessly on my current setup. I think I got 4 slots with 2 used.