Upgrading my PC - novice!

By Herbiesmate
Dec 23, 2011
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  1. Hi there,

    I think it might be time to upgrade my pc if possible? A friend of mine put it together (not from scratch, just major comonents I think?!) back in 2007 and it was pretty good at that point. I only use it for desktop applications, internet and watching movies (I might like to be able to watch them through my tv if I can?).

    From what I have seen you need some technical info to help? Here's what I found:

    CPU - AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Orleans Socket AM2 (940)
    Motherboard - ASUS NodusM with GeForce 6150 chipset BIOS is version 3.02
    Memory - Dual DDR2 2048 MB
    GPU - NVidia GE Force 6150 LE 256 MB

    Look forward to hearing back and hopefully I've given enough info?

    Many thanks :D
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,673   +152

    Is this what you have now, or what you plan to build?
  3. Herbiesmate

    Herbiesmate Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Hi,this is what I have at the moment and am wondering if it is worth upgrading and if so what my best options are? Many thanks
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,673   +152

    New motherboard, memory, hard drive, power supply and a TV card is what you need
  5. dmill89

    dmill89 TechSpot Guru Posts: 737

    I'd probably either do nothing or do a full rebuild/ new system (possibly reusing the current HDD, ODD, and maybe the case depending on their specs/interface). By the time you do a serious upgrade(you'd be looking at a video card, RAM, CPU, and maybe more) you would be up to the cost of building an entry to mid level system that would be much more powerful than your current setup.


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