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#1 jaysnzees

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 05:58 PM

I don't really know where this should be placed, but I am running an older computer, playing Star trek Online and Id like some advice on how to boost my game play.

 

id like advice on what I can do to rid myself of unnecessary programs, know what to remove from the task manager to help with game play. 

 

I'm not sure what else, I'd just like to make this pc the best possible for game playing, and I'm much a noob at all this.

 

System Information report written at: 10/04/14 17:57:21
System Name: DELL-GB54B81JG8
[System Summary]

Item    Value    
OS Name    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition    
Version    5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600    
OS Manufacturer    Microsoft Corporation    
System Name    DELL-GB54B81JG8    
System Manufacturer    Dell Inc    
System Model    Dimension E521    
System Type    X86-based PC    
Processor    x86 Family 15 Model 75 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~2004 Mhz    
BIOS Version/Date    Dell Inc 1.0.3, 10/2/2006    
SMBIOS Version    2.4    
Windows Directory    C:\WINDOWS    
System Directory    C:\WINDOWS\system32    
Boot Device    \Device\HarddiskVolume1    
Locale    United States    
Hardware Abstraction Layer    Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"    
User Name    DELL-GB54B81JG8\test    
Time Zone    Central Daylight Time    
Total Physical Memory    4,096.00 MB    
Available Physical Memory    2.22 GB    
Total Virtual Memory    2.00 GB    
Available Virtual Memory    1.96 GB    
Page File Space    5.27 GB    
Page File    C:\pagefile.sys  


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#2 gavinseabrook

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Posted 05 October 2014 - 02:11 AM

Not sure what kind of video card you may have, but that would be a good place to start. I am not sure what exact Processor or memory type you have, but you have 4 GB of it. The biggest boost you can get while keeping the same computer is finding a better compatible video card (which your card may be an AGP connection type). Do you have a third party video card already?


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Posted 06 October 2014 - 11:05 AM

no I don't, and I have the latest update available to MY computer.  I need to buy a new video card I guess?


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Posted 06 October 2014 - 10:29 PM

It would really be one of the only things that would immediately give you a performance boost. Your memory is maxed out for Windows XP (and probably your motherboard), and you might be able to get a better processor for your computer, but you would only see marginal results (less than 10% difference possible). For gaming boost, a better card is the first place to look due to the speed of the GPU and its own dedicated video memory. You may see some bottlenecking due to the rest of your system, but it should at least give you a huge increase over an integrated graphics card. In gaming, you should see at minimum a 65% increase in speed and quality. 


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Posted 08 October 2014 - 08:28 PM

thank you very much.


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