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Upgrade graphics card only or new tower


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#1 Allenaev

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:59 PM

My wife has an older HP with 3GB DDR 3200 Ram, P4 HT 3.0Ghz, 1gb ATI Radeon 4650 video card.

We're debating on upgrading her graphics card to Nvidia GT 520 or just upgrading her to a newer tower than the one she has with a 2.33ghz Core 2 Duo, 4gb DDR2 6400 Ram and keeping her 4650. I would like to know what option would be more beneficial performance/speed wise? Any help is much appreciated thank you much.



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:08 PM

What is your budget?



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:12 PM

Under $100, the 1st option is only $50 and the 2nd option is $80. Why?



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:35 PM

Budget is always needed So you can get the best advice. In this case I think option 2 is a better bet



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:44 PM

Yeah I think so as well. It's either.

A: Upgrade graphics from ATI Radeon HD 4650 1gb to a Nvidia GT 520 2gb

B: Upgrade 3.0GHZ Pentium 4 HT to a 2.33GHZ Core 2 Duo, 3GB DDR 3200 to 4GB DDR2 6400 and keep ATI Radeon HD 4650 1gb

Googled those processors vs each other and many say the Core 2 duo is 4x better than the P4. And obviously the 4GB DDR2 is going to out perform the 3GB DDR. Any more contributions to the choices would be greatly appreciated so we can make the choice. A simple reply with what option you think is best would be wonderful. Thank you.


Edited by Allenaev, 05 March 2013 - 06:25 PM.


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:50 PM

The upgrade to the Core 2 duo processor would be the better option but is the 4650 a PCI-E?


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 01:52 PM

Well...I'd like to know what you expect to accomplish by changing anything?

 

What's the cause for dissatisfaction with the current setup?

 

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 02:03 AM

Have you consider your monitor resolution (HD or Full HD), I believe that it is also one of the important criteria in deciding upgrading your graphic card






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