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Worthwhile Computer Upgrades

By The Smoker
Nov 21, 2007
  1. Hello everyone, newbie tech here.

    I'm looking for some worthwhile upgrades for my computer this holiday season, and I was wondering if any of you have any suggestions. I use my computer mostly for gaming, if it helps.

    Here are my specs: Dell Dimension 4550, Windows XP, 1024 RAM, 120GB storage, I believe my BIOS is Mitac International A01., Pentium 4 processor, 250 watt power supply.

    Also I was wondering, does upgrading a power supply necessitate buying a new case?

    Thanks for your help, and sorry if theres any info I neglected to mention.
     
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Best bangs for the buck is a better graphics card - you need to check the motherboard to see what slots you have; suspect AGP x8 - if in doubt check the manual.
     
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    If the new PSU doesn't fit in your case, then it may indeed be a better idea to get a new case. You have to make sure that your motherboard fits in the new case too :)

    You are lucky to have a Dell that seems to usea standard PSU instead of a Dell prorietary one :)
     
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    A 7600GT AGP would be the most your PSU would run without you needing to upgrade it.
     
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