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1995 desktop wants to play championship manager 5...

By mongrel
Sep 28, 2005
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  1. Hello
    I have just appropriated a desktop PC from work, from a skip actually, because it is so slow and obselete. I built my own PC at uni and really enjoyed it, and want to do the same again. Current specs are:

    DirectX 4.07.00.0700 (DirectX 7.0)
    Computer Name GX110
    User Name Mongrel

    Motherboard:
    CPU Type Intel Pentium IIIE, 733 MHz (5.5 x 133)
    Motherboard Name Dell OptiPlex GX110
    Motherboard Chipset Intel Whitney i810E
    System Memory 128 MB (SDRAM)
    BIOS Type Phoenix (09/18/00)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
    Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

    Display:
    Video Adapter Intel Corporation 810 Graphics Controller Hub (4 MB)
    3D Accelerator Intel i752
    Monitor Dell E771p [17" CRT] (51RNH15BBGCQ)[/I]

    System Slot Properties: (5 of these)
    Slot Designation PCI1
    Type PCI
    Usage Empty
    Data Bus Width 32-bit
    Length Long

    Now - this bad boy can handle command and conquer, but I would ideally like it to handle slightly more modern games. Nothing too 3D graphics heavy, but strategy stuff, (i want to feed my championship manager addiction mostly) so I'm thinking i'd like a decent processor and RAM.
    I've been looking into this though, and since it's only got a slot 1 processor, i cant really upgrade much further than my 750 mhz.
    Here are my questions...
    Is it worth getting a new motherboard? Would there be compatibility problems in putting a new one in, or can you just buy any old one and put it in any case?
    Are there slot 1 processor/RAM/graphics card configurations which i can put on my current motherboard which would bring my computer up to a decent level? If so, what would you recommend?
    Thanks in advance
  2. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

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