Doing mulitple upgrades...

By nanaki2007
Dec 20, 2008
  1. I've had a Presario s4020wm for a while now and have upgraded it multiple times. I'm wanting to upgrade the gpu (again), but the psu is severly lacking anymore. Here are current specs:

    PSU-stock 200w
    cpu-AMD Athlon XP 2.0ghz
    chipset-VIA ProSavageDDR KM266
    ram-1 GB edge
    hd- 80gb, 160 gb both western digital ide
    current gpu-nvidia gforce 5500fx

    I was thinking I need to upgrade the power supply and the video card both. If i just go ahead and replace both of those I a $150 budget abouts and I'm not sure about how psu's are chosen. I've heard you need to check size, rail speed, wattage, number of cables, etc etc and I just got confused.

    My other concern with doing upgrades lately is the whole computer overall. IDE drives seem to be a thing of the past and I dont have SATA connectors, The PSU is getting on the slower end, max supported ram is 1GB, you see where I'm going. Should I look at waiting or putting my money elsewhere?

    Any help is greatly appreciated!
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Save up for awhile and put your cash into a new system. It's simply not worth upgrading your current one anymore, with $500 being able to get you a very decent system that is far more powerful than your current one.

    If you want help on components for a new system, give us a budget, your location (fill out your profile with your system specs and location while you're at it) and whether or not you'll be willing to buy online, and we'll be glad to help.
  3. nanaki2007

    nanaki2007 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Thanks-Saving me a bundle of money i'd guess
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...