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post #1 of 7
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Hi there :]

Dar T helped me post this in the right section.

Anyway if you care to read about my problem and wish to help me i will appreciate that a lot.

Basically i gonna tell you my current system, and then i'll propose an upgrade.
I hope you will be able to tell me if this will work good or if its gonna fail.

Mostly im scared about my RAM not being good enough, honesly im not sure how it works anyway. A Person calling himself hukkel directed me here. he said an i quote ''Those guys really know thier stuff''.

Also, you do not need to tell me if my current system is lolz-terrible.
That's why im upgrading xD

ASUS M4A785-Motherboard
AMD Athlon 2 X2 250 AM3 3.0 Ghz Dual Core [Dont Laugh Yet]
250 Watt Power Supply [Dont Laugh Yet]
NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT 1 GB Dedicated Memory [Dont Laugh Yet]
4 GB DDR2 RAM 400 MHz & Dual Channeled

Irrelevant stuff:
160 GB HDD + 500 GB + 1 TB External HDD
52x CD/DVD-Rom & Writer

All in All i have bad processor, bad graphics card & low power supply.
The ''Don't Laugh Yet'' thing is there because those 3 are the things im going to upgrade, unless you say no.

Im thinking about switching them out with these 3 items.

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition
Silver Power SP-SS500 500W PSU
Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5

If i do this and reboot my computer, will it become super fast and support 2 screens @ 1080p Resolution? Also will my RAM be sufficient?
post #2 of 7
It depends, if support 2 screens at 1080p well yes, but you won't be maxing Crysis 2 with that video card. Super fast ? Maybe, but it depends again on what you do. Do you game ? Video transcode ? Web surf ? It might help us what are you going to do with that computer.

-Luxio
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Reinstall of your OS will be necessary (so you can't 'reboot and go').
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im planning on using web browsers and watching HD Videos on 1 of em etc.

Rendering and editing HD Videos as well, hmmmm, thinking about just bying a new one tbh.
Had this computer for 4 almost 5 years now and its come to the point where upgrading simply wont do it anymore.
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im planning on using web browsers and watching HD Videos on 1 of em etc.

Rendering and editing HD Videos as well, hmmmm, thinking about just bying a new one tbh.
Had this computer for 4 almost 5 years now and its come to the point where upgrading simply wont do it anymore.
Wise decision. Those things look ok, How about this PSU though? Ofcourse it help's if we know where you are located.

I would consider a new AM3+ motherboard too.
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post #6 of 7
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I live in Norway, sorry for not including this info in the first post.

Thanks for all the help so far too
post #7 of 7
i posted in the last thread and wasn't sure if ya saw it or not so here it is:


ok so check it out,
the new AMD Bulldozer series is coming out fairly soon
it's an 8core processor and i strongly recommend you check it out. it's going to be a pretty good i7 competitor (hopefully)
for the PSU i would go with something like a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005
would be awesome. it's a great product with awesome customer service and the price is just as good.
the 6850 is a good card from what i hear


EDIT:
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Also, your HDD and Ram may end up being a significant bottleneck for daily tasks.
he is definately correct about your RAM. you can let the HDDs slide but you should definately get something at 7200RPM+. that'll at least keep you satisfied
Edited by Hazzeedayz - 7/25/11 at 10:41am
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