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which hardware part do i need replaced?

by FlorisR / February 16, 2013 9:40 PM PST

My PC is pretty slow when i play games. which hardware parts need to be replaced?

here are my specs
processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ 2.37 GHz
Installed memory (RAM): 3,00 GB
System type: 32 bitsystem

I am pretty new to the hardware world I hope you have enough information to judge my pc.

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Re: hardware
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 16, 2013 9:52 PM PST

Usually, for games the graphic card is the bottleneck. Unless it's chess. Then it's the CPU (processor).

By the way: the 32-bit/64-bit isn't hardware. It's software. But you'll only notice a difference (in certain situations) if you have more than 4 GB or RAM.

Kees

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by FlorisR / February 16, 2013 10:10 PM PST
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do you know how much i'll have to upgrade it to play modern games? and how much it costs?

thanks

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Do you have a BIG BOX PC (Dell, HP, etc.,) or a clone ?
by VAPCMD / February 16, 2013 11:17 PM PST

By the looks of it, you'd probably do better putting the money toward a new PC.

You're a little weak on the CPU and GPU (not identified) and if you upgrade the GPU, you'll probably need a more robust PSU. All things considered including the games, might be time for a new.PC if the budget permits.

VAPCMD

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