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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-14-2007, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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i have a Dell Inspiron 1gb processor, 250gb HD, Nvidia FX5200 128mb video card, and 394 mb ram. i think i have a pretty good little set up right now. i know i need to upgrade my RAM, though, the system maxes out at 512mb. i do play very few games on it, c.d. based and online. should i look at upgrading the video card in it? i can play high action movies and games now with virtualy no problem, as long as i have all programs closed. if anyone has a stick of 256 PC133 they want to part with REALLY cheap (maybe free ) that would be great. also, what about a wireless card for wireless internet?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-14-2007, 01:15 PM
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Watching a high action movie, and a horrifically slow movie doesn't make any difference on the PC....


There may not be much more to upgrade other than the little room for RAM. Might be time to upgrade PC's.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-14-2007, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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well, i have had other PCs not do good on action packed movies, but do good on slower movies. this one runs great, for me, i just want it to run smoother. plus, i don't have the cash to drop on a new PC

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-14-2007, 01:29 PM
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More ram and video card?
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-14-2007, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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More ram and video card?
well, that is pretty much my question. i know i need to upgrade the ram, but what would be a better video card for my setup? should i just go for one that is 256mb or stay with a 128mb? or what

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-14-2007, 02:03 PM
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It depends on what you want to do..What do you use your PC for? IMO trying to upgrade that is a waste of time and money.. i would start from scratch.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-14-2007, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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It depends on what you want to do..What do you use your PC for? IMO trying to upgrade that is a waste of time and money.. i would start from scratch.

well, like i said, i play a few online games and some c.d. games. i also watch movies on it every now and then. i do plan on upgrading to a new system, but i will have to wait till prolly tax time next year

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