new components?

  teknikz 22:38 11 Apr 2007

i have a fairly okay-ish pc.....amd athlon 2000+, gigabyte motherboard, 512 ram, 256mb nvidia graphics card.....would it be cheaper to buy better parts like new mb and processor or a new pc?

ive heard if i buy new mb and processor id need new memory and graphics card?

  woodchip 22:48 11 Apr 2007

It depends what you want to use the PC for. Plus why do you want to upgrade it? Just so it's a bit faster. You will not notice If letter writing etc

  teknikz 22:50 11 Apr 2007

i spend a lot of time on my pc, with quite a few programmes and pages open at 1 time, applications dont open fast at all

  woodchip 22:58 11 Apr 2007

Then you should be looking at a Dual CPU core Motherboard and cpu. You may need newer Memory. If you Hard Drives are EIDE the mobo needs to accommodate that unless you intended getting Sata drives. Also as you say you may need a new Graphics card, if it does not have onboard Graphics

  teknikz 23:01 11 Apr 2007

gonna cost a fair bit to replace then? cheaper to buy 1 ready made?

  woodchip 23:02 11 Apr 2007

could be

  woodchip 23:04 11 Apr 2007

Problem then is you would most likely finish up with Vista OS and there is not many drivers for that so your Hardware like printers and some software etc may be become obsolete

  woodchip 23:10 11 Apr 2007

It's a Case of which way to jump

  teknikz 23:16 11 Apr 2007

too right it is.....might just get a refurbished unit from work with a good spec for about 180 quid.....would save money doing that?

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