View Full Version : Need suggestions/help for computer

04-13-2011, 05:46 AM
al right, here's the dilyo

i'm looking to upgrade my graphics card and processor as well as purchase more RAM. however i am fairly lousy with this kind of stuff, null buying ram. all i know is that i do not want extreme bottlenecking to occur, and don't want to waste time and money.

my computer specs:

System Information

Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Dell DXP061
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 2.5.0
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 4400 @ 2.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11

Display Devices
Card name: Radeon X1900 Series
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI Radeon Graphics Processor (0x7249)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Display Memory: 1275 MB
Dedicated Memory: 509 MB
Shared Memory: 766 MB
Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Dell E228WFP
Driver Name: atiumdag.dll,atiumdva.cap,atitmmxx.dll
Driver Version: 8.14.0010.0647 (English)

this card blowss. i got it for free from my sister's boyfriend a couple years ago. i have to set the fan speed using ATItool to 100% whenever i game(hella loud) and even then, the temps still rise above normal and i get artifacts in some games.

what i would appreciate are suggestions for graphics cards and/or processors that would compliment my computer well or if i should just get a new computer altogether(suggestions for affordable custom building? sites etc.) seeing as my current desktop/card are prettyyy damn old.

i can post some other specs if it'll help you help me ;)