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So, I want to overhaul my old PC.My understanding is that graphics card will use its ram instead of the computers? Which Then in turn makes a CPU run faster

asked Feb 10 '11 at 22:20

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Mac lover 4155

Not really, the CPU will bottleneck the GPU and vice versa, what are the specs you plan to upgrade to? If you have a horrible CPU but a really good GPU, it's not going to do much. It's all about smart choices. So what are you planning to upgrade to and what is your rigs specs?

answered Feb 10 '11 at 22:22

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First, The cpu is being swapped for a 2.5gh one. Then a 4gb ram upgrade. A 430 watt power supply, and eventually a 1TB hdd.

(Feb 10 '11 at 22:25) Mac lover 4155 Mac%20lover%204155's gravatar image

Galaxy 43GGS8HX3SPZ GeForce GT 430 Video Card - 1024MB GDDR3, PCI-Express 2.0, DVI, HDMI, VGA DirectX 11 this is the one I am getting

(Feb 10 '11 at 22:28) Mac lover 4155 Mac%20lover%204155's gravatar image

this doesn't really mean much, 4 gigs of ram, running at what speed? Is it faster than your original ramspeed or just a larger amount, 2.5ghz cpu, how many cores? Is it the same exact CPU architecture or a newer series? Are you planning on getting a high end GPU, if so how many amps does this PSU have? If this is gibberish to you, what I'm trying to say is give me all your current specs and we can give you suggestions on how to upgrade

(Feb 10 '11 at 22:29) Zlpha Zlpha's gravatar image

specs are on my ? now

(Feb 10 '11 at 22:29) Mac lover 4155 Mac%20lover%204155's gravatar image

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(Feb 10 '11 at 22:37) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image

Just give me a minute to pull the specs

(Feb 10 '11 at 22:51) Mac lover 4155 Mac%20lover%204155's gravatar image

I misread the question. Sorry to say I only know its a 512mb RAM, I dont know the cpu specs, a 40GB HDD, and built in graphics. And U think it carries a 200 or 300 watt supply.

(Feb 10 '11 at 22:57) Mac lover 4155 Mac%20lover%204155's gravatar image

My technology teacher offered two old computers to me and my friend but I've still yet to recieve it

(Feb 10 '11 at 22:58) Mac lover 4155 Mac%20lover%204155's gravatar image

from what you're saying it sounds like a junk computer, I doubt it will be able to take any new sort of upgrades, no 512mb motherboard will have enough space for 4 gigs, and its probably not even ddr3 ram which means it will be super expensive, it probably doesn't even have a PCI express port, let alone a 2.0 port so you can forget about a new graphics card. CPU upgrade? It's probably a really old pentium chip or something similar which means it will be impossible to upgrade, a higher GHZ edition of the same chip won't make any difference. Sounds like a piece of trash, don't waste your time with it

(Feb 10 '11 at 23:30) Zlpha Zlpha's gravatar image
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Sounds like a single core. Aim for a new machine instead.

answered Feb 10 '11 at 23:03

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