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Is this is the right time to upgarade?

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vishalbhatia

Journeyman
Well Iam thinking on upgrading my pc but confused to go for it or not. Can you guyz tell me that it is the time or wait for few months?

My PC Config is:-
Make - HP
Model - W5030IN
Processor - P4 2.93 Ghz
Ram - 256 MB DDR
HDD - 80 GB Sata
Audio - Realtek ALC 880 chipset
(8-channels for Full Dolby 5.1/6.1/7.1 surround sound support with Dolby Pro Logic IIx)

Iam a normal gamer and average pc user.
 

QwertyManiac

Commander in Chief
u can update ur ram to atleast 512 or 1gb if possible
and if agp/pcie is there and is kinda old, update those too

else all looks fine

if u reall wanna update now, go for a 64 bit else wai for dual cores...
 
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vishalbhatia

Journeyman
QwertyManiac said:
u can update ur ram to atleast 512 or 1gb if possible
and if agp/pcie is there and is kinda old, update those too

else all looks fine

if u reall wanna update now, go for a 64 bit else wai for dual cores...
U R right but I think this config is not too old or outdated so I upgrade it to dual core or 64 bit. Isnt it? BTW for which graphic card to go for in mid range?
 

QwertyManiac

Commander in Chief
a 6600 wud be ok i suppose...
IF possible go for gt / ultra
else normal wud be fine

also, as u dont play games as a mainstream, u can go for a 6200 too....
it will play most of em....

checkout the gphx shootout in digit , the recent one i mean
 
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vishalbhatia

Journeyman
QwertyManiac said:
a 6600 wud be ok i suppose...
IF possible go for gt / ultra
else normal wud be fine

also, as u dont play games as a mainstream, u can go for a 6200 too....
it will play most of em....

checkout the gphx shootout in digit , the recent one i mean

Thanks
 

The Incredible

Ambassador of Buzz
Well u shud opt for an AMD Athlon FX proccy.

also, u can try out da AMD proccy mentioned in Agent001 section of DIGIT OCT '05 issue.

BTW i don't think dat ur mobo supports AMD as it runs on INTEL.
so if does not support AMD then don't think of upgrading to better Intel CPU. ur current CPU is allright.
 

Retro

Journeyman
2.93 Ghz is really good enough for normal users. Though, you have not mentioned your graphics card. You could always upgrade it to decent 128 or 256 MB graphics card (AGP or PCle). Other than that, your specs are pretty good and you don't have the need to upgrade at all. Wait for 7 months, Dual-Cores would be roolin the roost then, buy a better computer then. I think your current comp would be able to play 95% games and run all the apps without much of a prob.
 

alib_i

Cyborg Agent
Your computer just needs 2 things ..
+ RAM .. reach atleast 512MB
+ A decent graphics card.. look for a 256MB one .. or else 128MB too is worth the money.
Everything else .. is "good" by any standard .. if not insanely "latest".

You can upgarade to better system .. instead of replacing the whole thing. :p

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vishalbhatia

Journeyman
alib_i said:
Your computer just needs 2 things ..
+ RAM .. reach atleast 512MB
+ A decent graphics card.. look for a 256MB one .. or else 128MB too is worth the money.
Everything else .. is "good" by any standard .. if not insanely "latest".

You can upgarade to better system .. instead of replacing the whole thing. :p

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alibi

Yes, this is what Iam thinking! I surely upgrade to vista on its first day of launch. Can you plz tell the vista's minimum hardware requirement. Whats about the prices of 256 mb graphics card in the market. Last thing my is in warranty. So i think it is better to get an upgarde from company. Do companies provide upgrades like gfx cards? Is their prices are high compare to ordinary bazaar walas?
 

vijay_7287

Cyborg Agent
i must say vista is kinda real heavy on the system,
as far as my knowledge goes it,s min ram requirement is 512 and 1gb is recommended with a 256\mb graphics card


u can buy ur upgrades from the company but they do cost a higher
so i suggest u buy it from a reliable dealer outside....
 

goobimama

 Macboy
In my opinion your config seems just fine. Just add some RAM and if you play games then the graphics card. At least wait till 64bit becomes usable and Dual-core processing become mainstream...
 
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