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Trying To Upgrade Computer, Need Some Help.


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#1 AdamFaulkner

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 11:52 AM

Hi, I'm a new user to BleepingComputer but I thought I could get some help from here. I'm trying to do is upgrade my computer as a cheaper alternative because certain circumstances prevent me from buying a new one. The computer I have now is a Dell Dimension 2400, the only modifications being a 512 RAM upgrade, a CD-RW/DVD drive, and a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 video card. I had gotten it about 5 or 6 years ago. What I want to do is make it into a decent gaming rig, one that can run games like Bioshock, Crysis, and Supreme Commander but I don't want to spend a fortune on it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Specifications: Windows XP Home Edition SP2
Intel Pentium 4 Processor
638 MB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 graphics card

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#2 KCabral06

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 02:02 PM

i looked up the specifications for your machine...

In this day in age i understand you are looking just to upgrade it without spending a fortune to make it a pretty good gaming computer. But the games now require much more power and speed. Upgrades that go along with the motherboard / chipset would not be worth it. The dell you have was created to be a good solid computer for simple tasks not gaming if you want to do some gaming i would just either customize your own computer or start saving to buy a new one.

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 03:25 PM

I would agree with KC, unfortunately your machine will not be able to be upgraded to run the likes of Bioshock etc, perhaps purchasing a Xbox 360 would be cheaper?? A new GeForce 8800 GTS graphics card, is around $364 / 280.
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Posted 30 September 2007 - 03:30 PM

I figured as much but I thought there was another way. Thanks for the tips.




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