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Upgrade or Buy new PC?

By dbake24
Jul 21, 2007
  1. What can I do to get myself more frames on my games?

    --My Specs--
    Intel Celeron D
    768mb RAM, 2 avail. slots, 2 gb max
    Radeon 9250 video card
    2 Avail. PCI slots :(

    Or should I just buy a new machine?
     
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,987   +957

    Well.......

    It would help if you told us which Celeron, what graphics card interface, and the make & model of the mobo.
     
  3. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,932   +126 Staff Member

    dbake24; You should not report a post like captaincranky's, the report post feature shall only be used to report SPAM and other activity that is against the ToS

    You did not list if it is a AGP or PCI Express GFX card, that is what he asked, and also what motherboard you have
     
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    A celeron with integrated graphics is NOT for games.

    You need a computer with a fast processor (important), a super graphics card (very important), and ample ram (quite important).
     
  5. sghiznaneck

    sghiznaneck TS Maniac Posts: 544

    And don't forget a larger hard drive (SATA preferably) and an ample power supply.
     
  6. dbake24

    dbake24 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    sorry, I'm a noob here. and I totally regret buying that computer because its the 1st PC I ever bought. and I clearly put PCI in that post.
     
  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

    PCI cards will not cut it for decent gaming. I'm afraid you'll need a new PC if you're not okay with playing most of your games on medium-low detail. If you want recommendations on a new PC (or a PCI graphics card, for that matter), give me a budget and your exact location and I'll see what I can do.
     
  8. dbake24

    dbake24 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    Rage_3K_Moiz posted "If you want recommendations on a new PC (or a PCI graphics card, for that matter), give me a budget and your exact location and I'll see what I can do."

    Well I really dont have a budget because if theres a better PCI video card than the one I have now I will pay anything but I will set it at $100-$150 for now and what do you mean by my exact location?
     
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

    By exact location I meant country and state, if applicable. From your personal info, I'm guessing you're in the US. Also, I'd advise against a new card if you are able to pay for a new PC, since PCI is outdated already and you will not be able to play newer games like Crysis when they release. That's why I told you to get a new PC. Anyways, here is a link to the best PCI card available. It's your call in the end.
     
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