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Will upgrading my computer work?

Q: Will upgrading my computer work?

Hey guys i ve recently bought a PC game that I couldn t play due to the gameplay being far too glitchy Basically my computer couldn t handle it at all game was The Witcher I guess I will need to get some new parts but i m not actually sure what parts i ll need I m ok with upgrading the RAM from GB to GB but I don t know if that will help the game to run I also think it could be the graphics card that is the problem I want to get a new one of those too the series but I don t know if my motherboard will accept that or the RAM upgrade I m not fluent with computer hardware amp such so I could really do with as much help as possible I bought the computer from a store so it wasn t custom built the options for overclocking and such are locked in the BIOS and computer my upgrading work? Will can t be tampered with I don t know if this suggests problems or anything Heres my current computer spec Computer Compaq Presario SR OS Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP DirectX c CPU AMD Athlon Mem MBx GB DDR-SDRAM Motherboard MSI AMETHYST -M Audio Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Video NVIDIA GeForce SE TurboCache TM Hard Drive GB Hard Drive GB Disk Drive LG DVD R x black Will upgrading my computer work? I don t have alot of money to spend and i m not a hardcore gamer I d just like this one game to work But again I have no idea if fitting GB extra RAM or buying Will upgrading my computer work? a new Graphics card will work Please help nbsp Will upgrading my computer work?

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A: Will upgrading my computer work?

Athene said:

I don't have alot of money to spend and i'm not a hardcore gamer, I'd just like this one game to work. But again I have no idea if fitting 2GB extra RAM or buying a new Graphics card will work.. Please help.Click to expand...

You'll be wanting a major upgrade of CPU, RAM and Graphics if you want to meet the recommended specs for The Witcher.

2GB of RAM on any system seems to be the "sweet spot" for Vista AND XP - any more is just showing off really!!

I'd look at upgrading CPU to at least Athlon x2 5000, 512MB graphics card - at least geforce 8600GT or similar

The Witcher (great game!!) requires (at most and recommended by manufacturer) - Athlon x2 5600, 2GB RAM, 256MB GeForce 7900 GTX/Radeon 1950 Pro or better

So you have the RAM, you need to find out about what connection your mobo has for graphics (PCI-express is standard now), and the processor needs upgrading (although at lowest specs for game - what you have is theoretically fine but may struggle)

Download SIW from here - - click siw with installer. Install that and run it - it will tell you exactly what is in your PC - motherboard type, memory type, etc, etc - I think you can generate a report with this tool - so post that on here and more help will be coming your way!!
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A:Upgrading memory for Vista to work?

If the hard drive is not found, that would be very different from a memory problem.

Since a copy of Vista was recently installed, you might double check that the connections to the hard drive are firmly seated.

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Hi, Open windows Control Panel, open Programs and Features, right click the entry for HP SimplePass and select Uninstall. When this has completed, restart the notebook. When windows has reloaded, download the version of HP SimplePass on the following link and save it to your Downloads folder. When the download has completed, open your Downloads folder, right click the SimplePass installer and select 'Run as Administrator' to start the installation. Again, when this has completed, restart the notebook. When windows has reloaded, open windows Control Panel and in the top right, next to View by: select 'Large Icons'.  From the new layout, select the HP SimplePass entry and see if you can set up your fingerprint log-on. Regards, DP-K
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I would say adding more ram and upgrading your vid card would make a pretty big difference. Especially more ram for the type of work you are doing.

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I'm sorry but none of your NewEgg links made it into your post. They have "..." in the cut/paste. Can you try editing/relinking or describing what the parts are?

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I'd say...clone the hard drive.

End product is a drive containing everything on old drive...that will be bootable when it replaces the old drive.

I would then take the old drive, delete everything on it...reformat it and use it for additional storage, backups, etc.

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You could do with some more Ram but .....that PC does not have a PCI-Express slot only a AGP slot?
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Memory : 256MB RAM
Video card : All-in-wonder 128 pro AGP (from ATI and its memory is 32 MB)
DirectX 9.0
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Motherboard : I think its an ASUS mother board

Can I upgrade it to run games like Battlefield 2? I do not want to buy a new computer even though it is from 2001.., I've heard I can buy a new AMD 64 Sempron CPU to make it better and a new motherboard and a new video card and more RAM and maybe another hard drive I live in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and my budget is around 400$ :unch:

Try to explain something to me because I don't know THAT much about computers, believe it or not this is a 10 years old typing this message. :hotouch:

A:Upgrading an old computer!

I bet if you look around hard enough, want ads, your local (independent) computer store, ebay, you could find a P4 used with a decent video card
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A:Upgrading computer for WoW

could you give more specific information about your system?
cpu-z is a good, free and easy tool to retrieve valuable information from your system

the cpu might be ok but would be good to know if it is a celeron, dual core, hyper threaded, etc
also, what brand and model motherboard is need in order to recommend you any ram upgrade and/or video card..
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What graphics card would I need?
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You would need to upgrade the power supply to support any of the current addon video cards.

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You purchased a asus prebuilt computer with a A10 was not designed to be a serious gaming computer
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A:Upgrading Computer

Hi cfitzarl,
welcome back, I only know of you from your great posts in the gallery I have a couple of suggestions for you, if you don't mind coming in under budget. the Gigabyte board is a solid well performing board. the DFI is a personal favorite of mine, its more of a high performance board at a good price. the DFI board also has 2 pcie 2.0 slots if you decide that you want to up your
the HD 4850 will give you good performance up to 1680x1050 resolution with most games on high settings. a notch up from that would be the HD 4870 for good performance at 1920x1080. and yes we have pcie v2.0 now. its not a huge deal yet as no card out to date saturates the bandwidth of pcie 1.0 yet....although Nvidia is coming out with a monster card (the GTX 300) that might challenge that. anyway i own a similar DFI board and 3 of the 4850's and they perform wonderfully. from what needs you described, this seems like it may be a good fit and pairing for your x2 6000, let me know what you think and if I can help.
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A:Upgrading my computer

Junk the computer.

Thats a waste of $160 (video card & RAM) for a computer that was built slow back in 2004~2005... so those parts would not be usable in a new computer.

$400 for this Compaq AMD would be better spent... too bad its not using the AMD chipset. You could build a better computer for about the same money... but since your nervous you just may want to upgrade the Compaq. You maybe able to sell your OLD PC for about $50 or so to go towards the upgrade/replacement.

There is nothing you can easily / worth-while reuse in a new built/parts.

If you built yourself (rough cost) similar to the Compaq (Windows7 costs the most):
$60 - AMD X2 CPU
$65 - Gigabyte AMD 740 board
$60 - 2GB DDR2 800Mhz ($80~90 for 4GB)
$60 - 450~500w (low-cost PSU - by my standards) or $70 for a 450w quality unit.
$60 - 500GB HD
$30 - DVD-RW drive
$40 - mouse & keyboard (far better quality than what comes with a desktop)
$50 - case (quality) - cheap stuff starts at $15... and looks cheap.
$425 Base parts
$110 Windows 7 Home OEM (OUCH - told ya)
$535 Complete computer

$ 75 ATI 4670 video card PCIe

$610 Total

If you bought the Compaq and upgraded it to the custom build:
$400 + $135 (PSU and same 4670 video card) = $535.
*note: The desktop self-built system has more options and slightly faster CPU)

So thats the choices... look at how much MORE it would cost over just trying to upgrade the OLD computer. Which was about $210.... so for $325~400 extra, you'd get a much faster, modern computer... the HD is much faster, helps.

$210 = improved game graphics, but no upgrade path. CPU/PC will never go faster.
$535 = Upgraded Compaq... limited upgrade (CPU limited)
$610 = Clean hand-build... can easily upgrade to a X3 or X4 core CPU.
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First you need to make sure if that motherboard of yours will seat something like a 1ghz+ processor. That will make a world of difference in terms of difficulty and cost. It might cost as little as 120-150 dollars for that processor if you shop around, and only require you to pop out that old processor and heatsink. But, if the motherboard doesn't support your new processor, you'll have to buy another motherboard, which will cost you a good 100-150 plus the processor cost. Also, installing a motherboard is a big project if your sorta new, as I suspect you might be. I recently had a bad time with a motherboard (eeeh...we won't reflect on that). However, make sure you get decent cooling for that beast!
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He should be able to run it but he might have to upgrade his power supply. I believe the 8800GTS requires a 400W or greater power supply with at least 26 amps on the +12V rail(s).

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A:Help upgrading my computer

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What HP Pavilion do you own? With Brand Name systems its best to contact the manufacturer to see what will work when it comes to CPU's. Generally these systems don't provide as much upgradeability aas opposed to customed built systems.

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A:Is it my computer too old for upgrading to W8.1?

You might be able to run 32 bit but it seems 64 bit will not work with your processor.

Microsoft confirms some older AMD processors do not support Windows 8.1 - Neowin

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oh ya and..

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My only concern would be driver compatibility with high-end cards like that...other than that you look good to go...Nice Rig!
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I'm not sure why you were told, you need a modular power supply. Modular is helpful in cable management for cosmetic purposes. Modular is nice but it is not a requirement. I currently have a MSI GTX 660 and my power supply is Corsair CX600V2 600W, which is not modular.

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By the way, were you the one I replied to on Newegg?
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Sorry Posted this in wrong , it was meant to go In the gaming one
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I requested this thread be moved to Hardware.

You can't connect 2 computers together for "double the power". It doesn't work that way. eMachines are very low-end computers with puny power supplies and minimal cooling. The only safe options would be memory and hard drive.
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If you go to the manufacturer's site for the motherboard it will have a list of all the supported processors, just find the fastest to maximise your systems performance.

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Hi and welcome to TSG.

That new set of kit should definately give you a performance increase over your current setup, however there are things that you must look at / consider.

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Hello Chips, could it be that the 580 is running out of Vram? What does it have 1.5gb?

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what reason does he want to upgrade - to achieve what - games , video editing ???

is this a laptop, desktop allin1 , desktop tower ?

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As it is abit old use x32, but first check for all the drivers on the Fujitsu web site.
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Hey guys new here at TechSpot and I gotta say its amazing We all know as time goes by games become more demanding and I think its time for me to upgrade computer Upgrading gaming my computer I want it to be good enough to run new games like Homefront or Black Ops Here are my system specs Processor type Intel Pentium Intel Pentium D Intel Upgrading gaming computer Core Duo NOTE Not all Pentium processors support Hyper-Threading technology Level L cache KB Level L cache MB for Pentium XX processors with Hyper Threading MB for Pentium XX processors with Hyper Threading x MB for Pentium D XX processors with dual core x MB for Pentium D Upgrading gaming computer XX processors with dual core K for Celeron D XX processors MB for Intel Core E processors and earlier MB for Intel Core E processors and later Memory Type -MHz -MHz and -MHz dual DDR unbuffered SDRAM Memory connectors four Memory capacities MB MB or GB non-ECC Maximum memory GB NOTE See Addressing Memory With -GB Configurations to verify the amount of memory available to the operating system BIOS address F h Computer Information Chipset Intel G Express Chipset RAID Support RAID Mirroring DMA channels eight Interrupt levels BIOS chip NVRAM MB NIC integrated network interface capable of communication System clock -MHz -MHz or -MHz data rate Video Type integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X Intel GMA X PCI Express Audio Type Sigmatel Expansion Bus Bus type PCI PCI Express x and x Bus speed PCI MHz PCI Express x slot bidirectional speed - MB s x slot bidirectional speed - GB s PCI connectors two connector size pins connector data width maximum bits PCI Express connector one x connector size pins connector data width maximum PCI Express lane PCI Express connector one x connector size pins connector data width maximum PCI Express lanes Drives Externally accessible Bays two -inch drive bays one -inch drive bay FlexBay Available devices Serial ATA drives floppy drive USB memory devices CD DVD drive and Media Card Reader Internally accessible two bays for -inch high serial ATA hard drives Connectors External connectors Video -hole connector Network adapter RJ- connector USB two front-panel and six back-panel USB -compliant connectors Audio six connectors for support System board connectors Serial ATA SATA four -pin connectors FlexBay Drive one USB -pin header with one pin removed for keying for optional Media Card Reader -inch bay device Floppy drive one -pin connector Fan one -pin connector PCI two -pin connectors PCI Express x one -pin connector PCI Express x one -pin connector Controls and Lights Power button push button Power light green light Blinking green in sleep state solid green for power-on state amber light Blinking amber indicates a problem with the power supply inside the computer If the system cannot boot and there is a solid amber light a problem with the system board may exist see Power Lights Hard drive access light green Link integrity light on integrated network adapter green light A good connection exists between the network and the computer off no light The computer is not detecting a physical connection to the network Activity light on integrated network adapter yellow blinking light Diagnostic lights four lights on the front panel see Diagnostic Lights Standby power light STBYLED on the system board Power DC power supply Wattage W Maximum heat dissipation BTU hr Voltage see the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide for important voltage setting information Manually selectable to V and to V at Hz Backup battery -V CR lithium coin cell Physical Height cm inches Width cm inches Depth cm inches Weight kg lb Environmental Temperature Operating to C to F Storage to C to F Relative humidity to noncondensing Maximum vibration Operating to Hz at G Hz Storage to Hz at to G Hz Maximum shock Operating G - with pulse duration of msec - equivalent to in sec cm sec Storage G - with pulse duration of msec - equivalent to in sec cm sec Altitude O... Read more

A:Upgrading gaming computer

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Whats up everyone I need some advice regarding upgrades to my computer I ve had it for around years now and never upgraded it I never had any reason upgrading computer hardware my to really until now I played wow for about years and i quiet about months ago My computer ran wow fine upgrading my computer hardware and that was really all i did with it besides surfing the web Some of my friends started playing warhammer a few weeks ago and they say its really good so i need upgrading my computer hardware to upgrade my computer The system requirerments for warhammer online are GHz P single core processor or equivalent Gigabyte RAM A MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader At least GB of hard drive space and below is what i have Manufacturer Shuttle Inc Model FN SP Version Serial Number North Bridge NVIDIA nForce Ultra Revision C South Bridge NVIDIA nForce MCP-T Revision C CPU AMD Athlon tm XP Cpu Socket Socket A System Slots PCI AGP Memory Summary Maximum Capacity MBytes Maximum Memory Module Size MBytes Memory Slots Number of CPU s One Physical Processor One Core One Logical Processor bits CPU Full Name AMD Athlon tm XP Vendor AuthenticAMD CPU Name AMD Athlon XP CPU Code Name Barton Platform Name Socket A Technology m Instructions MMX DNow SSE System Clock MHz FSB MHz L Data Cache KBytes L Instructions Cache KBytes L Cache KByteand Samsung Part Number M L ETM-CCC Serial Number A AC Capacity MBytes Memory Type DDR PC Speed MHz Supported Frequencies MHz MHz Memory Timings - - - - at MHz at volts CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC Memory Timings - - - - at MHz at volts CL-RCD-RP-RAS-RC Data Width bits Manufacturing Date Week EPP SPD Support No XMP SPD Support No Thanks for any help in advance nbsp

A:upgrading my computer hardware

well there really isnt too much sense to upgraded something that old although is sounds like war hammer doesnt have very high requirements. you should run belarc advisor to get better idea of what your specs are but it looks like an old amd socket A mb with agp gfx and pc3200 ram. ususal for games you want a decent gfx card i dont see what you have now.
more than likely you will need everything new except you cdrom drive and new dvd burners are only like $25 so you are looking at probably case, psu, mb, ram, cpu, gfx card, sata hdd, dvd burner probably get something decent for around $700