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My computer needs upgrades

By sean kos
Nov 30, 2013
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  1. I have older computer.. what should I do? can u recommend pieces. also a monitor. should I get an entire new computer? tyty
    : intel pentium 4 630
    gigabyte technology co model 8i945p-g
    ddr2// channel # dual ( I have 4 slots for ram)2 gb total
    radeon x800 series

    $250 budget 160ish budget for monitor
    Much appreciated​
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,417   +3,434

    Yes, any PC dating back to P4 era will likely need all parts replaced. Upgrades will hardly be noticeable and cost more than they are worth. I'd continue to use the P4 as is unless something breaks. I would only purchase parts to keep the machine working, if a new machine is not an option.
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,957   +1,289

    Upgrading any of those parts will pretty much mean upgrading all of them. and you cant really do that well for $250, I mean you can get modern parts but they will be fairly crappy.
    Maybe someone can come up with a nice APU build for you. Seems like your best bet.

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