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Hi! Well my mom has had about enough with the build I built her... lol It has my old OLD x2 4600+ 2.4 89w in it. Good for the time but apparently not good enough for Farmville wink.gif which she plays lol... and a new game on Facebook which I can't remember. She's running onboard video right now. Her motherboard is an Asrock 780LM-S. The onboard is the Radeon 3000... You wouldn't think it would be slow for Facebook games but according to her it is, and since she doesn't wanna shell out money for a whole new system, I'm going to have to upgrade it. It has a Rosewill (yes...) 450w PSU. I was looking at this card Radeon 4670

The CPU.. I don't know. It's good but it runs hot... I was thinking a "cheap" dual core or possibly a tri-core... Your thoughts?

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Thoughts are: get the video card, although something cheaper would even do, and if you're worried about it running warm get a cheap heatsink as I'd imagine you used the stock heatsink. - spend as little $$ as possible, it doesn't take very much to run farmville / flash applications - make sure that you're using something such as google chrome and enable GPU acceleration for flash.
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Will look into a better cooler. Thanks. And she's running Firefox, it has trouble sometimes, like with loading the pages, but other than that, it runs fine. Anything I could do to make Firefox run faster?

Thanks!

Also, to make it seem like I'm not an AMD/ATI fanboy tongue.gif!, what series of Nvidia card should I look into? GTX/GTS 200 series?
Edited by fear5300 - 6/21/11 at 8:57am
     
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Depends really on how much you're looking to $$ - I see Nvidia 210's for $30 or you can grab a 8/9800GT for $50 (both on OCN market place and online) - either one would be more than enough to run what ever is needed.

I generally find Google Chrome to be much faster and to better support GPU acceleration, but its all personal preference as you can probably do some things to make Firefox run faster.
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post #5 of 7
Just upgrade the GPU to a 4670 or nvidia 240.
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It's the processor unfortunately. Crysis is easier to run then some of those facebook games. If you sold that off and got an 1155 Pentium, cheap board and something like a 5450, her games would run as good as they are going to.

Those games used to run like crap on my Athlon II/Phenom II's as well, so as stupid as it sounds avoid AMD for those types of games.

My girlfriend plays a bunch of them. Farmville, Cafeworld and a bunch more, so I've heard it all with our other systems.

The GPU doesn't matter much. Even 775 system I've seen seem to handle them pretty decently.
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Check your Internet connection and get a video card and see where you are then. My mom plays Facebook games on her computer that she bought 10 years ago and they run great on her computer.


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