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Upgrade Existing Pc, Or Buy New?

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#1 Venuscorp


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Posted 04 December 2005 - 12:27 PM

I bought my PC in 2001 from a custom builder. At the time, it was a screamer.

Asus A7M266 AMD 761 chipset
1Ghz AMD Athlon
512mb DDR ram
64mb GeForce2

I used it primarily for gaming. Then I got into Xbox for awhile, and the PC lanquished. Now I'm back to the PC and wanting to play some newer games. I'm wondering if I should upgrade my existing PC, or start with a new barebones system.

For reference, the game I am most interested in now is Counter Strike: Source. It recommends a 2.4Ghz P4 with half a gig of ram and 128mb graphics card. I would prefer to stick with AMD if possible. Can I do something like that with my current mobo, or am I out of luck? I notice a general lack of Socket A processors out there in the higher speeds.

Thanks for helping a noob.

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Posted 04 December 2005 - 01:12 PM

To increase you proccessor to above 2.4 you will need a new system. Sorry
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Posted 04 December 2005 - 05:39 PM

If your looking to game you'll have to upgrade most of the computer. :thumbsup:

:flowers: Look on the bright side: Sticking with AMD is a good idea, they are superior in gaming at the moment, and if you haven't got anything against doing the upgrades yourself there are most likely parts in you computer you can cannibalize for the new one to save you some money.
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Posted 04 December 2005 - 06:50 PM

This system is fine for surfing the web, word processing, etc. Since you'll have to replace most of it, why not dedicate the new one to gaming (and it's preformance) and use the old one for the rest of your stuff. Or, you could donate it to a worthy cause (I know a man in South Africa that was thrilled to tears because someone gave him an old Windows 98 computer!).

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 05:03 PM

Alright, thanks everyone. I'll drop back in when I decide what to do.

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