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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-14-2006, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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please give me some input

i need a new video card and memory, this is what i was looking at.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=E145-5200

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...3&sku=U93-2438


what do you computer guys think. i don't do anything major, just surf, watch some videos and my wife does some school work.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-14-2006, 10:23 AM
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128mb ram is an upgrade? It would help if you listed your current computer specs. That video card is crica 2002 imo

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i don't know crap about computers. i have windows xp, 18gb hard drive(i think that is right, it's not much at all) a stick of 64mb ram and a stick of 128mb ram, and my video card is the built in unit and i think it is only a 16mb. i need a new computer, but i cannot afford one. i have been dealing with this thing for awhile now.

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Let us know how much you're willing to spend on upgrade parts, and will tell you what to get for the best bang.

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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-14-2006, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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i really don't have alot to spend. i was looking at those in the links. not alot, and good(i guess)

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$50? $100? Depending on the amount will determine the best setup. I would definatly purchase a new harddrive and more memory for the biggest improvement.

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memory will be prolly best bang for the buck if your not playing games and not really trying to watch HDTV at 1024x768 then graphics card would be a waste.
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memory will be prolly best bang for the buck if your not playing games and not really trying to watch HDTV at 1024x768 then graphics card would be a waste.


i want the new video card because i am tired of watching videos and they get all jerky and the picture freezes.

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$50? $100? Depending on the amount will determine the best setup. I would definatly purchase a new harddrive and more memory for the biggest improvement.

less then $100 really
maybe around that for all of it. i was thinking that was good stuff and good prices at tiger direct

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i want the new video card because i am tired of watching videos and they get all jerky and the picture freezes.
Most of that is not determined by your video card. Video playback these days is determined by mainly 2 things, CPU speed and harddrive speed.


WD 80GB Drive: $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144102

512mb stick of ram ( its going to depend on your computer as to what type ).

This should easily get you a big jump in preformance.

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Most of that is not determined by your video card. Video playback these days is determined by mainly 2 things, CPU speed and harddrive speed.


WD 80GB Drive: $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144102

512mb stick of ram ( its going to depend on your computer as to what type ).

This should easily get you a big jump in preformance.
That is an excellent start, I would also throw in a 256mb Vid card.

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Most of that is not determined by your video card. Video playback these days is determined by mainly 2 things, CPU speed and harddrive speed.


WD 80GB Drive: $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144102

512mb stick of ram ( its going to depend on your computer as to what type ).

This should easily get you a big jump in preformance.

my CPU is a 633mhz processor
it is an E-machines that was given to me, so i have no idea how much memory it can handle. i do know that there are only 2 slots for memory and i have a 128 and a 64 in it now. i was thinking i needed to upgrade my memory, video card, and hard drive.

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man, you're better off saving your money and getting a new pc.

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man, you're better off saving your money and getting a new pc.
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-14-2006, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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was thinking about getting a new one at income tax time next year

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