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I want to upgrade my desktop,can you help me?


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#1 smbm60

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 08:19 AM

Hi there, whassup?
i need and advice,
ok here goes,
first of all,i'm using this desktop
Acer EL-1800-003, this is the spec:

Platform

* Intel® Pentium® Dual Core Processor (2.5GHz, 2MB Cache, 800FSB)

Chipset

* NVIDIA® GeForce® 7100 and nForce® 630i

System memory

* 1GB DDR2 800 up to 4 GB of DDR2 800 MHz (dual-channel support on two DIMMs)

Hard drive

* 320GB SATA II

Optical drive

* SuperMulti with Labelflash™ technology
* DVD-RW

Card reader

* Multi-in-one card reader, supporting:
o CompactFlash® (Type I and II)
o CF+™ Microdrive
o MultiMediaCard (MMC)
o MMCmobile™
o Reduced-Size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC)
o Secure Digital™ (SD) Card
o miniSD™ Card
o xD-Picture Card™
o Memory Stick®
o Memory Stick PRO™

Graphics

* Integrated NVIDIA® GeForce® 7100 graphics solution
* PCI Express® 2.0 x16 graphics card support (low-profile)

Audio

* Embedded high-definition audio with 5.1-channel audio support
* S/P DIF (Digital Interface) support

Networking

* LAN: Gigabit Ethernet

I/O ports

* Front I/O ports:
o ThreeUSB 2.0 ports
o Multi-in-one card reader
o High-definition headphone and microphone jacks
* Rear I/O ports:
o Four USB 2.0 ports
o PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports
o Five audio jacks
o Ethernet (RJ-45) port
o D-Sub port
o eSATA port
o HDMI™ port
o COM port

I/O expansion

* PCI Express® x16 slot
* PCI Express® x1 slot

Dimensions

* 265 (H) x 371 (D) x 100 (W) mm (with bezel)






The Question is, is my desktop compatible with this graphic card?
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Second, is this graphic card better than 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT?

I need your help and advice :)
thank you

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:07 AM

Yes it is compatible with your system. Yes the graphics card is better.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 01:03 AM

+1 killerx525 and

RAM Upgrade: CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model VS4GBKIT800D2 G or better

What "flavor" of Linux are you presently using? One may go with 64-bit on 4GB RAM.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 01:19 AM

Those ram should give it a nice boost.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 01:19 AM

I dont think he said anything about linux. . .

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 08:07 AM

erm,i'm using window os..
huhuhu
erm,but,is this graphic card can support the game call of duty:black ops?
at first i play with geforce 7100,but lack.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 10:13 AM

the 210 should be able to handle it its a lot better then what you have-though I would recomend going with either a EVGA or PNY 210.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 11:43 AM

owh.thx man.
but,when i saw the requirement for the Black Ops,it is stated that, it need 2gb ram,
but i have 1gb ram only,
does my gaming will effect with my ram?considering i have upgrade to msi 210,
thx man for helping me :)

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:33 PM

I dont think he said anything about linux. . .

No, the specs my search turned up said this machine orig. came with linux -- my bad.

To the OP -- up your RAM!!

Edited by pane-free, 16 February 2011 - 04:33 PM.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 06:37 PM

ya upping your ram should help a lot-even more so then the video card.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 10:52 PM

oh,ok man,thx :)
i'm actually new on computer,hahaha
erm,btw,is it necessary for me to change the processor also?
i'm usind pentium duo core~

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 11:13 PM

Thats an iffy, it really is. The game specified it wants a core2duo E6600 minimum processor, which is a 2.4 ghz dual core. Now, your pentium architere is nowhere near good enough to match a e6600 in performance-but it might be enough to get by, it is 100 mhz faster so that might help. I wouldnt be expecting super high graphics at high resolutions. I would say, it is worth a try with that CPU, Im gonna say 50/50 on whether it will work or not. if it doesnt work then look at upgrading.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:41 AM

oh,ok..
but,how about,upgrading only the graphic card?
ram,not.
how about it?

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 06:25 AM

The pentium dual should do fine, my one 2140 did the job even when it is clocked at 1.6ghz. You should upgrade both the ram and graphics card to play the game. A processor upgrade to a Core 2 Duo will give it a big boost in performance.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 06:52 AM

oh,thx man :)
seriusly,is the msi is giving more boost to my graphic?
i afraid that i may need to buy new g.card for the new incoming games :)




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