Upgrade advise

  astra46 19:52 25 Feb 06
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Ive got an AMD 2400xp, 512 meg and an ATI Radeon 7800 Pro Graphics Card, im guessing that my system wont run the latest games well?

Any advice what to do?? Upgrade or buy a new system?

  rmcqua 20:18 25 Feb 06

You're right, astra46, it won't. How much do you want to spend on the upgrade or new machine?

  Cybermaxx 20:22 25 Feb 06

What is a Radeon 7800 Pro? Do you mean 9800 Pro? if so, it's better than mine. Another 512MB of RAM would be a good start, and if you do want to upgrade your graphics, a nVidia 7800GS would be the best bet, imo.

  De Marcus™ 20:23 25 Feb 06

A motherboard bundle is one option (I hope you mean 9800 pro on the graphics side of things, which by means is still a decent card)

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  clayton 00:29 26 Feb 06

you say your guessing why not buy the game your after & see, might save yourself a few ££££

  astra46 02:14 26 Feb 06

sorry 9700 pro i have, my mistake lol

  Totally-braindead 10:54 26 Feb 06

I would go with claytons advice. It really depends on what you play. Any game up to 6 months or so ago will probably run ok, you may struggle a bit with the latest ones perhaps like FEAR.
You have a choice to make, you could keep what you have add more memory and perhaps upgrade the graphics to a 9800 Pro or even a GeForce 6600GT(I don't know if theres a significant difference between the 9700 and the 9800 but I'm sure someone will advise there) or you could put the money towards a new system. It depends really on what games you play. If your PC does all you ask of it just now I would put it off and wait. In a few months time you'll get more for your money.

  Cybermaxx 18:32 26 Feb 06

I wouldn't bother going for a 9800 Pro or any 6600. Not much of an upgrade. Either a new motherboard etc., or the best AGP available (7800GS or possibly X850 XT PE) if you intend to stick with your current motherboard.

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