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my main game is cod4. my fps is low and so are my settings atm.

does it help if I add another gigabit of memory and get new cpu for my mobo, like 4200+?

well ofcourse it helps but does it help a lot in my case? or is it totally useless upgrade?
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How about overclocking? Also new cpu doesent hurt, what settings do you run?
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Cpu Fx60 or 3700 + 1GB of ram and ull be sorted, however its a pretty short term solution. I saw a pretty big gain from going from a 3500+ to a 3700+ which I oc'ed to 3ghz.
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Well you're going to have a hard time finding a S939 X2, but it can be done, and the extra GB might help a bit, but with the prices on DDR ram its not worth it.

You don't need to buy a new PC, but it needs a good engine swap. You have two choices, depending on whats available in Finland, either upgrading to an AMD based AM2 system, or an Intel based 775 system. In both cases you're going to need a new cpu, motherboard, and memory. It all depends on prices, for AMD an X2 5000+ and a decend Biostar motherboard would provide noticeable improvement, and for Intel an e2180 and a P35-DS3L would be a major improvement. Both can be paired with the same memory, 2GB of whatever DDR2-800 you can find, should be around $40-50.

Again, I'm not sure what options you have available in Finland, but you should try for the Intel setup. Theres a good chance you won't be able to find decent price on the e2180 though, so going the AMD option would be the best.



A quick fix would be to try and get a dual core Opteron off of one of the members here. I've seen plenty in the for sale section for <$80, although you might have some trouble shipping overseas. I can tell you that going from an Athlon 64 3200+ to an Opteron 175 gave me about a 40-50% boost in framerates.
    
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my main game is cod4. my fps is low and so are my settings atm.

does it help if I add another gigabit of memory and get new cpu for my mobo, like 4200+?

well ofcourse it helps but does it help a lot in my case? or is it totally useless upgrade?
It depends on how much money you want to spend. If you are on a tight budget, then Id say your first priority would be upgrading your video card (most important part for gaming), and overclocking your CPU if you have not yet. Upgrading your cpu or ram wont really do anything for your fps if your video card is bottlenecking your system. Id recommend the HD3850 for a tighter budget, and the HD3870 or 8800gt for a higher budget.

Then later, you can add another gig of memory, and upgrade your cpu to a dual core, like an X2 or a dual core Opteron.

However, if you have a bigger budget, id recommend completely upgrading your system. These days you can get an Intel E21xx series processor for about $60, a good 2gb DDR2 ram kit for about $50, and a decent p35 motherboard for around $80-$90. You can even buy them used for cheaper, and you can sell your old parts to lessen the cost.
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well I'm not looking for anything else then cod4 running nicely with fps 125 @ 1248x1024 mode would be great. well it goes to 125 when I got all the settings in low and it doesn't keep it there. I'm not gonna play other fps games in near future so I'm just wondering if anyone got some experience running the cod4 similiar computer then mine
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with the low prices you can find on pretty decent/newer PC's, you might as well just buy a brand new one that already has 2gb of ram that beats your pc3200, a good CPU, then just up the graphics card.
    
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