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Good day,


I am busy reviving my ol faithful intel 630 as a gift to my father, he isnt an avid gamer so it suits him perfectly.

He is playing Borderlands, Singularity (lowest settings), wolfenstein, CoD4 MW2 etc.

My question is this, At the moment the system looks like this :

3.3ghz Intel 630 (oc'ed by 300mhz)
1 GB DDR400@ 440mhz
7600GT AGP
Corsair VX450W

(after 6 years and minor changes it is still going pretty strong considering )


How much performance difference would I get from an extra 512mb ramm (1.5gb total, <currently have only 2 ramm slots and each is filled with a 512mb>)

And changing the 7600GT for a 4650 AGP DDR2


The reason is that I am hoping to give my dad a few more years of low end gaming as he is not going to get himself a new pc ... I am hoping that he can play CoD 5 etc even if it is on lowest settings ...


All info would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards.
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if you are happy playing on the lowest settings i would just keep the same gfx card and just add the extra 512mb of ram
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Thing is that it's not 4 me ... my rig is in my sig ... ... I would like to be able 2 help my dad play slightly newer games (on low) but the 7600GT doesn't want 2 run CoD5 even though it says it will on low ... hence the new GFX card idea ... I was looking at getting a 7950GT but only ebay has stock and most of the dealers don't deliver 2 south africa or just sound dodgy ... hahaha ...
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4960X @ 4.6GHZ Asus Rampage IV Black Edition Asus GTX 1080Ti FE 16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum @ 2133mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung Evo 250GB SSD Samsung Evo 250GB SSD 2x 4TB WD Black Corsair H110i GT 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 10 Pro  Dell U2412M Coolermaster Mech (brown switches) Corsair RM1000i 
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i7 4960X @ 4.6GHZ Asus Rampage IV Black Edition Asus GTX 1080Ti FE 16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum @ 2133mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung Evo 250GB SSD Samsung Evo 250GB SSD 2x 4TB WD Black Corsair H110i GT 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 10 Pro  Dell U2412M Coolermaster Mech (brown switches) Corsair RM1000i 
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