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My computer is slowly dying. My 9200 is now reached an all time low at 19 fps in ati tool. My hard drive is crap and basically my computer sucks. I have to wait for 1 more year then maybe a new one. UGH. I need a new computer pretty bad huh? lmao. I neeed help. Ideas for new comp? Or new parts?

***Checked freebies but that didnt help since no one is in a giving mood apparently.***
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post #2 of 17
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Money saved for new system $35.00
Try a Nintendo 64 LOL.

$35.00 won't get you very far.

But seriously, it's time for a new PC.

Do you know your budget? Plz don't say it's $35.00

*edit* Or you could buy a better AGP card, but i think new PC is the way to go.
post #3 of 17
Try a reformat. Even the crappiest PCs run like new after reformatting. If it's really old you can run Windows 2000. It'll seriously run on anything.
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Hah yea... probbly talking about 900 dallor pc in august or october.
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post #5 of 17
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Hah yea... probbly talking about 900 dallor pc in august or october.
Sounds like a plan, Penryn should be out by then i think... Which is good for you. Sounds like a great time to buy a PC
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Updated my post.
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post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by matman40 View Post
My computer is slowly dying. My 9200 is now reached an all time low at 19 fps in ati tool. My hard drive is crap and basically my computer sucks. I have to wait for 1 more year then maybe a new one. UGH. I need a new computer pretty bad huh? lmao. I neeed help. Ideas for new comp? Or new parts?

***Checked freebies but that didnt help since no one is in a giving mood apparently.***
Well first of all... Get rid of that 9250... I had it, it sucked... it crashed on Warcraft III (playing TD online)
I have so many bad things to say about that card I wouldn't even know where to begin...

But if you can afford, best thing would be to get a new rig, get something cheap with a good mobo that you can upgrade eventually
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post #9 of 17
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crashed in WCIII? wow my GF 4 mx440 could do TD easy
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post #10 of 17
What p4 core is that?

Willemette or northwood?

If if takes rdram I have some avaliable. Also is that a dimension 8200?

If so I have one and know about it.

I have a p4 2.0ghz and 768mb of rdram.

P.M. me and I will show you the thread
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