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I need help on deciding what I should upgrade first


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#1 Nightblood

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:27 PM

UPDATED PICTURES OF MY SPECS

 

 

My computer specs:

(I'll include a snapshot of my specs if I forgot to mention anything) 

 

Processor:  Pentium® Dual-Core CPU  E5700 @ 3.00GHz

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Installed memory (RAM):  4.00GB

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System type:  64-bit Operating System

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Now I'm not trying to run on crazy high graphics or anything just enough to get by on medium to low graphics on games like DayZ and RUST they way my computer stands now I can barely run games like Minecraft or Path Of Exile all I need to know is what I should upgrade first on my computer tower any help will be appreciated 

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#2 Roodo

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:29 PM

Upgrade the memory. On that WEI rating what are the numbers for each?

Then or at the same time a video card.



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:41 PM

I'm not sure what the RAM speed is but you might could go higher. You can go from 1066 to 1866, but you would need to know what your motherboard is capable of handling first.

 

Didn't see any info on your videocard- that would be the first thing I would look into.

 

Download and run Speccy- you really didn't give much info at all with that snapshot.



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:56 PM

I posted more pictures from that Speccy thing I hope that helps now if you need anymore info just tell me


Edited by Nightblood, 22 January 2014 - 06:06 PM.


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 06:06 PM

Ok, using onboard video is your culprit. A add-in card brings it's own CPU and RAM so you'll definitely see a boost.

The question now becomes what kind of video do you want and what can you afford? Performance video cards can run $100s. You mention not wanting a topshelf video experience so my recommendation would be for a Nvidia GeForce card. Check this page for some ideas.



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 06:32 PM

Thank you for all the help now I just need to buy one and figure how to install it I'll let you know how it runs after I get it and put it in



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 09:46 AM

From the pictures I see that this machine is a Dell.  What is the model?  How much are you able/willing to spend?

 

Personally I'd go with a RAM upgrade first.  Adding video cards to manufactured machines can be hit and miss.






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