Help me to upgrade my PC pls !!

  haris.ventus 20:21 20 Nov 2013
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hello i need an udvise to my upgrade

Mainboard : Gigabyte P31-DS3L

Chipset : Intel P31/P35

Processor : Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3000 MHz

Physical Memory : 2048 MB (2 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM )

Video Card : ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series

Hard Disk : Seagate ST3500320AS ATA Device (500GB)

Monitor Type : ViewSonic VA2026w - 20 inches

Network Card : Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate Professional Media Center 6.01.7601 Service Pack 1 (32-bit)

DirectX : Version 11.00

Windows Performance Index : 5.2 on 7.9

i want a better graphic card and some more physical memory....what is the best choice for this...is the Radeon HD 6670 1GB good enough???is the Radeon HD 6670 1GB good enough

Thanks for your help and sorry for bad english

  lotvic 22:32 20 Nov 2013

For the RAM memory upgrade, go to www.crucial.com and download and use: The Crucial System Scanner that automatically analyzes your computer memory information and suggests an upgrade that's guaranteed compatible.

  retep888™ 02:24 21 Nov 2013

<< i want a better graphic card......is the Radeon HD 6670 1GB good enough? >> It's not the best but more superiors to your HD3600, please check the power output of your PSU,it'll need 400W or more.

<< and some more physical memory.....Windows 7 Ultimate Professional (32-bit) >> Your Intel P31 chipset supports upto 4GB Ram only as well as your 32bit Win7 recognises 3.25-3.5 GB Ram so you may add another 2GB if you want.

  haris.ventus 07:07 21 Nov 2013

thank you lotvic i can only have 2GB more you were right...

the power output of my PSU is 550W...so can you you suggest me some graphic cards ..?

  haris.ventus 07:09 21 Nov 2013

by the way i can put on it the windows vista 32bit it is the defult for the pc ...

  retep888™ 12:36 21 Nov 2013

(1).Your budget?

(2).What's the main use of your PC? If you're a gamer,what games are you playing or intend to play?

(3).Please bear in mind that your PC is quite matured, don't go too crazy of upgrading,sometimes it's more value for money if you can renew the whole system.

(4).<< thank you lotvic i can only have 2GB more you were right... >> Please make sure you can add DDR2 Rams only & the same make if possible.

(5).<< the power output of my PSU is 550W.. >> If you can please post the make & model of your PSU & preferably AMP (Volt) per +12V rail. example of PSU label If the PSU has a single rail only then 30A per +12V rail or 2 rails then 18-20A per +12V1 & +12V2.

(6).<< so can you you suggest me some graphic cards ..? >> Depends on your budget /PSU capacity or if you plan to renew the whole system in the near future, a moderner gx card is more appropriate , I'd suggest GTX 550ti or GTX 650ti recommended for Nvidia Card, HD 6770 or HD 7770 recommended for AMD card. Please check the internal dimension of your case for extra length of the new card.

(7).<< by the way i can put on it the windows vista 32bit it is the defult for the pc ... >> Stick with the Win7 32bit.

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