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Upgrading my pc


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#1 charlieromain

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 06:00 PM

hello my name is charlie and i have been recently wondering to myself if buying a new PC would be better or just upgrading my one now would be better. and i came to the conclusion that upgrading would be the cheaper option.

 

my computer sits at 

 processor: intel pentium  4 CPU 3.00Hz 2.99Ghz

ram: 2gb

system type: 32-bit operating system, x64 based processor

 

what is the main thing i need to buy in order to make my PC run faster and optimize it because at the moment its struggling to load web browser games.



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#2 shadow_647

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 06:35 AM

P4 cpu system is like darkage, i find better in the trash at times, id say replace the pile.

My self in the city were i live i can get 10x faster computers for like $200, and a system like your if sold sells for like $20.

Time to spend some cash i would say.



#3 Planemaster2

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 02:08 PM

Follow this

 

Publish a Snapshot using Speccy taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.

    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
 
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
 
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     Now, at the top, click File Publish Snapshot.

     Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard

Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the ADD REPLY or REPLY TO THIS TOPIC button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box.
 

 

Although from the looks of it, there's really not much you can do to upgrade that PC. it's a 32 Bit OS so you can't go above 4 GB of RAM. CPU is old although you might be able to overclock it and you could get a GPU but anything half decent will be bottlenecked by that CPU. You can't get a worthy upgrade with that CPU as the socket is very old... The list goes on I guess.

 

It would be cheaper to get an upgrade but it would not be much of an upgrade. You are best off buying a new PC when you have the budget.


Edited by Planemaster2, 07 January 2017 - 02:12 PM.


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Posted 07 January 2017 - 03:56 PM

Thing too is if its a Dell or something you can't overclock anything, but ya you could one up the ram and video card for cheap, id change the sound card as well, im not big on integrated sound and kind of a sound blaster fan boy.

 

If your super lucky its a socket 775 mobo and supports newer twin core cpus, doubt it though.






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