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    Pc help for gaming

    I have a pc with Processor : AMD Athlon II X2 220 @ 2800MHz
    & Mother board is FOXCONN 2AAF
    & graphics is a Video Card : ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics

    I Play alot of mohaa on it but i tried to play cod4 on line and it will display the graphics at quite high settings but makes my ping high and even at low res settings seem gerky but lower ping .

    My question is would it be better for me to upgrade to a better mother board and which one .
    Would the athlon II processor run games like cod4 with better mother board and graphics card .
    If so what motherboard should i go for and what graphics card .

    Any info would be great thanks

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    Re: Pc help for gaming

    What PSU do you have in the PC??

    How much RAM do you have??

    The motherboard seems to use the 780G chipset:

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/...15-motherboard

    I would a look at the motherboard again to get a full model number.

    If you run CPU-Z you can get more information about the computer:

    http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html


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    Re: Pc help for gaming

    Hi does this help


    Mainboard : FOXCONN 2AAF
    Chipset : AMD 780
    Processor : AMD Athlon II X2 220 @ 2800MHz
    Physical Memory : 3072MBDDR3-SDRAM
    Video Card : ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics
    Hard Disk : Western Digital WD50 00AAKS-60Z1A0 SATA Disk Device (500GB)
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    DVD-Rom Drive : Hewlett-Packard CDDVDW TS-H653R
    Monitor Type : LG Electronics W2043 - 20 inches
    Network Card : Realtek Semiconductor RTL8101 PCIe Fast Ethernet Adapter
    Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Home Edition Media Center 6.01.7600 (64-bit)
    DirectX : Version 11.00
    Windows Performance Index : 4.2 on 7.9

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    Re: Pc help for gaming

    Hi there, can I have a little more detail please?
    I cant find your motherboard exactly, i wonder if it has a more detailed name - product number.
    Also, the ATI Radeon 3000 is a series, not a card, which is further broken down into 3400, 3600 and 3800 series. (I own a 3870 for example).

    That said, it is likely that your motherboard has a PCI-Express slot (which replaced the previous, and now very old AGP slot).
    If so, you can easily buy a new PCI-E graphics card for quite reasonable money (certainly under £100) which will give you a better game experience.
    That said, your CPU will also be a little bit slow and equally hold things back to some extent.

    Changing from an old motherboard, to a new one is really about 2 factors - either giving better features (such as additional or improved physical connectors), and about an improved chipset. Whilst it certainly can be true that an improved motherboard can help with general system responsiveness, you should be aware that it wouldnt have as much of an effect for games playing as changing the CPU, and certainly not as much as changing the graphics card.

    Finally, be aware that changing you motherboard will almost certainly require you to re-install your Operating System again. This is not a particular problem if you havent done it before, but requires some pre-planning (writing down what applications you have installed, making sure you have all relevant re-installation discs etc). You also need to be clear before you start that (assuming you have Windows) your particular version allows you to re-install. I say this because any Windows that comes pre-installed, or is bought with an OEM licence, will not be able to be reinstalled and therefore you must buy another copy (or a new version etc).

    What is your budget? If you can give me more info (particularly being clearer about what your currently have) i can help more.

    Edit: Just saw the follow-up posts! Cheers, will look in to it.
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    Re: Pc help for gaming

    Im just trying to find the psu

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    Re: Pc help for gaming

    Ok, i cant find the motherboard anywhere and suspect that it's one that Foxconn made for some other retailer.
    Would I therefore be correct in assuming that this is a HP machine?
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    Re: Pc help for gaming

    Have a look at the motherboard - even the OEM Foxconn motherboards should have a full model number.


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    Re: Pc help for gaming

    Sorry cant find the psu suppose i would have to look in side .
    Well i was thinking about building one if i cant upgrade this one to run games better .

    i was looking at the
    AMD PHENOM II X6 1090T
    mother board = asus crosshair iv But not sure what its like ive heard the fans loud ect need to look more in to it
    And as for graphics it possible to mix them far as i know .

    Then i will give this my wife ;-)

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    Re: Pc help for gaming

    it say compaq on the case .

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    Re: Pc help for gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Destroyer1 View Post
    Sorry cant find the psu suppose i would have to look in side .
    Well i was thinking about building one if i cant upgrade this one to run games better .
    You will need to have a look inside.

    BTW,what model number is your computer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Destroyer1 View Post
    i was looking at the
    AMD PHENOM II X6 1090T
    mother board = asus crosshair iv But not sure what its like ive heard the fans loud ect need to look more in to it
    And as for graphics it possible to mix them far as i know .

    Then i will give this my wife ;-)
    AMD Bulldozer is being released on Q2 2011 and is the first totally new AMD high end architecture since the Athlon 64. Hence,if you can wait until summer hopefully there will be a nice bit of competition between AMD and Intel.


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    Re: Pc help for gaming

    Does your computer look like this one:

    http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/compaq-...77413-pdt.html


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    Re: Pc help for gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by Destroyer1 View Post
    it say compaq on the case .
    Yep, that makes sense now.
    It was a good guess by me (HP make Compaq machines )!

    I would strongly avoid looking to upgrade this machine, because although you could, it'll then start a cascade of headaches.
    Strongly consider a new build, for which many people here can clearly help (even CAT-THE-FIFTH and his AMD-loving tendancies )
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    Re: Pc help for gaming

    Yes it does look like that

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    Re: Pc help for gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by MSIC View Post
    (even CAT-THE-FIFTH and his AMD-loving tendancies )
    Oi! I have a Q6600 like you!

    BTW,this looks like the dissemble instructions for the PC:

    http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/globalcitiz...1062165326.pdf

    It seems the PSU is made by Hipro.


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    Re: Pc help for gaming

    AMD Bulldozer is being released on Q2 2011 and is the first totally new AMD high end architecture since the Athlon 64. Hence,if you can wait until summer hopefully there will be a nice bit of competition between AMD and Intel.
    Is there some info around for this i can wait im in no rush tbh

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    Re: Pc help for gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Oi! I have a Q6600 like you!
    I know buddy, am just in a playful mood!

    Destroyer1, if you are happy to wait then indeed the new AMD architecture will either be the best value to buy, or at very least will put pressure on Intel to reduce prices.
    I'm on the fence about recommending to wait though, since there is always something better around the corner or a reason to wait for so-and-so prices to come down. Then again, advances come in small leaps and then big fits, and Intel has just released it's brand new 'Sandy Bridge' based chips, so they are a good purchase right now (or will be in a few weeks once the motherboard headaches are taken care of). The AMD 'bulldozer' architecture will be AMD's next big jump.

    Do you have a budget?
    Also, now might be a good idea to begin to refine ideas about what you want the PC for - gaming, general business-type work, anything specific such as video editing...
    Also being to think about if you just want best value, or want something that 'feels' fast, do you want something small, big, quiet (or dont care) etc etc.
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