Here's the link for the Specs http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/5389/5389sp3.shtml
So far I've chosen a graphics card, Memory, and a Wireless Card.
It should all be compatible, but thats why I'm here for a second opinion ;)
I believe that the Desktops maximum RAM capacity is 2 GB. All I did was Best Buy search the kind of RAM in the Specs list and that came up ^^
Graphics/Video card. The onboard graphics on this dinosaur is back in the stone age, 2004 I believe. It wasn't any good for gaming then, I doubt it will be now.
I chose an ATI Radeon 5770. Because ATI is my favorite
That should be able to handle Call of Duty, right? (I don't do CoD on the computer, I prefer something more along the line of HAWX. I like flight.)
As for networking. My dad probably isn't going to go for upgrading the whole desktop. "Do not fix what isn't broken" right? Well, I doubt he'll go for it at all if there's a 50 foot ethernet chord tripping him where ever he goes (It's a dry joke...)
So I need help choosing a Wireless card.
I also want to know if I should upgrade the Pentium 4 630 processor it has. It's hyperthreaded, so I supposedly get 6.0 Ghz of power. Which is better than what my laptop gets, but my laptop has a Pentium T4400, but my processor actually has 2 cores, the Pentium 4 doesn't, it's just hyperthreaded. I dunno whether to keep it or toss it and upgrade, and I'd need instructions on changing it out.
Last but not least, the Power Supply. I believe its a 300 Watt power supply. Would I need to upgrade that too?
Keep in mind. There's a PCI express x16 slot, a PCI express x1 slot, and 3 regular PCI slots. The x16 slot is reserved for the GPU and the Wireless Card would have to be either PCI or able to fit in the express x1 slot.
Upgrading's all new to me, It'd be a learning experience. I'd love all the help I can get.
Thanks for your time,
Also. Is it possible to change my name? I had made it what it is back when me and my mom were going to make a Tech Support website but that idea failed. (She taught me most of what I know, I built onto it using Google :D )
Edited by ComputerTalk-Jayson, 27 July 2011 - 04:34 PM.