what should i upgrade first on a potato pc

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Monitors' started by senor muchacho, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. senor muchacho

    senor muchacho New Member

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    i have an
    i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz
    4GB ram
    NVIDIA GeForce 605 graphics card
    and a low budget everything else
    pls help
     
  2. _Kyle_

    _Kyle_ Well-Known Member

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    Specifying the budget would be helpful.
     
  3. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Upgrade to at least 8gb of ram. If you game then you would need a better video card. Also a cheap 250gb SSD would help with speed.
     
  4. senor muchacho

    senor muchacho New Member

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    about 250$ budget
     
  5. BulldogBuzz

    BulldogBuzz Member

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    Does your system support 64bit processing and if it does I would upgrade the ram to 8gb specifically duel channel
    If you’re a gamer definitely you would benefit from a better gpu
     
  6. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    We are definitely gonna need to know if you have a 32bit or 64 bit OS installed and what motherboard and ram you have installed. You can download cpuz and open the mainboard tab and spd tab and post screenshots of it.

    http://download.cpuid.com/cpu-z/cpu-z_1.90-en.exe
     
  7. BulldogBuzz

    BulldogBuzz Member

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    If you have a 32bit system the computer won’t be able to use more than 4gb of ram
    Check the max expandable ram the motherboard can use
     
  8. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Depends what you're trying to do. That video card is super low end, and 4 GB isn't enough to run most things. Those would be your play on a budget. Otherwise I'd just save for an entirely new system.
    2500 = 64 bit, but he may have to verify which version of Windows is installed, which has a high probability of being 64 bit.
     
  9. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    If you're trying to game, buy a used console as you'd pretty much have to start from scratch. If you just want a snappier computer, RAM and an SSD would be first steps.
     
  10. DJboutit

    DJboutit Member

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    $300 to $350 can get a nice used I7 12gb to 16gb ram and a 1.5tb hd. 4 1/2 months ago I got Dell XP $280 all I need to change is the video card it is a really nice computer. Check Facebook market place and Craigslist in your area or Newegg for a nice used computer.

    Here are the specs full specs of the computer I got

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