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Wed 18/08/04 at 21:43
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Due to the now imminent desire to play Doom 3 and Half-Life 2 at a decent quality, I've decided my computer is in need of an upgrade. However I'm not very clued up about how to go about it. Please help!

At the moment I am running...

Windows XP SP 1
AMD AThlon 1.4Ghz
256MB DDR SDRAM
Geforce 2 MX 400

I'm looking to upgrade the RAM, Graphics Card and Processor. Not sure how feasible a processor upgrade is but if anyone can suggest any products and links to somewhere I can buy them, much appreciated!
Mon 23/08/04 at 02:06
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Thats about 65 Cd's. I wouldnt fancy doing it.
Thu 19/08/04 at 20:30
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Just burn the fills to a cd and transfer, easy!
Thu 19/08/04 at 19:36
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It's a 50GB, so fitting it as a second hard drive is probably the best option. I'll talk to my pc builder dude and let him know.

Thanks for you help!
Thu 19/08/04 at 14:59
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Yes it would be possible, although it is good practise to do a fresh install of Windows when you change motherboards. What sort of size is the hard drive? If it isn't that big, get a new one, fit the old one as a second hard drive and then you can copy everything you need off of it.
Thu 19/08/04 at 10:41
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Would it be possible to build a new machine and keep my current hard drive? I have alot of stuff I want to keep.

thanks for your help already!
Wed 18/08/04 at 22:55
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Damarus wrote:
> From those specs I suggest you build one from scratch.

Yeah I agree. Motherboard needs replacing for a start. A new case is always good and of course a decent PSU, dont go for a case+PSU package for 20 as your asking for trouble.

You could keep the CD drive, floppy, monitor etc. What you would need for sure is a new motherboard, new CPU, new RAM(dont use the current RAM at all) and new graphics card. New hard drive would be good as you could get a fast 160Gb drive for 60.

As the computing is old it might be good to build a new one from scratch and get all new parts. My friend has just spent just over 700 and got himself a very decent gaming machine that will suffice for the next range of games.
Wed 18/08/04 at 22:06
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From those specs I suggest you build one from scratch. If you want a new proccesor, graphics card (at 8x AGP) and faster RAM the chances are you'll need a new motherboard. You'll be able to use your old cd-rom drives etc, although I would also buy a new case with a more powerful power supply included.

So it'll be pretty much a brand new unit.
Wed 18/08/04 at 21:43
Regular
"keep your receipt"
Posts: 990
Due to the now imminent desire to play Doom 3 and Half-Life 2 at a decent quality, I've decided my computer is in need of an upgrade. However I'm not very clued up about how to go about it. Please help!

At the moment I am running...

Windows XP SP 1
AMD AThlon 1.4Ghz
256MB DDR SDRAM
Geforce 2 MX 400

I'm looking to upgrade the RAM, Graphics Card and Processor. Not sure how feasible a processor upgrade is but if anyone can suggest any products and links to somewhere I can buy them, much appreciated!

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