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whats going on guys....

Well after I built up my sig rig it was time to do something with my old desktop computer. The pc itself is still in good working order, it just couldnt keep up and handle what I do on a computer. So I decided to hand it down to my younger brother, as he doesnt have a computer(he broke his laptop a few years back). This thing should handle what he does on a computer with no problems what so ever.

here is a link to the specs:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...reg_R1002_USEN

I was wondering. If I wanted to, can I still buy more ram and lets say a cheapo graphics card to "upgrade" this thing a little? Just to allow it to run a little better? If so does anyone have any suggestions on what I can get.

Im not looking to spend any significant amount of money. Definitely under $100.
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post #2 of 11
Try the following:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-355-_-Product
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-875-_-Product
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-870-_-Product

All fit your needs and Under $100. Of the Three I suggest the Radeon HD5670, It has the best bang for the buck and you will not regret the buy
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by charlie97 View Post
Try the following:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-355-_-Product
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-875-_-Product
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-870-_-Product

All fit your needs and Under $100. Of the Three I suggest the Radeon HD5670, It has the best bang for the buck and you will not regret the buy
Good call, Also think maybe some more RAM but SD RAM is getting hard to find, at least in Australia it is.
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post #4 of 11
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yea im looking around at ram and cards right now and its seems that the RAM is quite pricey. 1gb 184pin ddr-400mhz around $50..... holy crap. and its hard to find dual channel. it seems it all single sticks. Now I can get two identical single sticks and theyll run dual channel correct?

now with the card would i be better off going ati or nvidia for such an older card? .

EDIT: Being that the spec for the mobo says "One PCI Express 16X slot" does this mean pci-e 2.0 will be compatible as well? or what am I looking at exactly when choosing a card for this.
Edited by mwl5apv - 2/20/11 at 5:05pm
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by Doom View Post
Good call, Also think maybe some more RAM but SD RAM is getting hard to find, at least in Australia it is.
It's DDR, not SDR.

DDR1 is still quite common.
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post #6 of 11
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oh and for a graphics card. He mainly needs something that will give him decent graphics performance on games like the old school warcraft 3, and guild wars. So it doesnt have to be anything super exciting. but should be better than the integrated xpress200 series ati card.
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by PanicProne View Post
It's DDR, not SDR.

DDR1 is still quite common.
My mistake I read it too fast, also DDR1 is pretty rare in aussie as well and its more expensive than DDR2 or 3.
Edited by Doom - 2/20/11 at 5:26pm
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post #8 of 11
How old is your brother? Maybe he can pitch in a few bucks get more out of the upgrade.
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post #9 of 11
If you do get matching memory it will support dual channel, as in 2 or 4 dimms.

As for the video card you could go a ATI HD 4770 if you can find one or those three suggested by Charlie are all good.
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post #10 of 11
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well i say younger brother, but hes actually 17. He has no job and no cash and not looking to change that(I know its sad...). This will be bought with my mothers tax refund which is why I don't want to spend much. The computer has 1Gb of ram and I just want to add another Gb to give it a total of 2 so it can handle today's processes a bit better.

And gaming wise, as I stated above, he will only really be playing guild wars and the old school warcraft. A card that will run guild wars on medium high settings will do plenty. Anything thats better than the 128mb shared memory integrated ATI Xpress200 series card really.
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