Need help with upgrading

By TeT
Aug 19, 2009
  1. Hi all, I'm trying to make my computer run smoother but don't know how since I dont know much about computers.

    My computer specs are:
    motherboard: ASUS P5P800S
    Processor: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.06 GHz
    Memory: 1 GB
    Video Card: Radeon X1050 series

    I want to make my computer run games more smoothly and i need suggestions to how (like get more rams, replace video card, etc).

    Thanks a bunch.
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    You can upgrade to an agp card, but that's not so important as ram if you're just using your pc basic task. So what are you doing with this pc?
  3. TeT

    TeT TS Rookie Topic Starter

    T've been using it to play games but the fps is very low. But for other basic tasks its pretty good.
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    you need more memory... at least 2 GB...
    Then you may want to look at upgrading your video graphics card.
  5. gguerra

    gguerra TS Maniac Posts: 317

    A Pentium 4 is too slow for modern games no matter what speed and amount of memory. IMO
  6. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Upgrade the video card and RAM as raybay suggested. Note that depending on the card, you may also need a new PSU.

    IMO, spend $500 or so and get a new PC instead. It will be significantly faster than what you currently have.
  8. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    I agree with Rage. $500 is not easily found these days, but it will save you money in the long run and you will be happy you did it...
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