Solved How do i improve my pc for gaming

September 24, 2015 at 20:40:03
Specs: Windows 8,1, Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66 Ghz / 2 gig ddr2 ram
I dont have extra cash to upgrade but i want to improve my gaming on my pc.

Its a core 2 quad q8400 2.66 ghz on an intel 775 motherboard. Power supply is gigabyte 370w, 2gig ddr2 ram , 500gig harddrive, 9500gt ddr2 1 gig, 128 bit gpu, front and back fan.

I have read that i cant overclock on intel board so i dont know if i can do it wih other programmes not on bios.

Im not keen on playing the latest games as i dont have money to upgrade but need advice on a few things i could do, i am able though to get 2 gig extra ram thank you

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September 24, 2015 at 23:36:15
Get some more RAM then - - it will help.

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September 25, 2015 at 01:31:12
Thanks but I was looking at something else because the ram i can have and i know it would improve but i was looking for other options

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September 25, 2015 at 13:57:50
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Overclocking can't make up for the inadequacies of your hardware. You have too little system RAM & the 9500GT, especially the DDR2 version, isn't much of a gaming card. Lowering the game settings & using a lower gaming resolution is about all you can do until you're ready to invest in some hardware upgrades.

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October 3, 2015 at 03:31:51
Thank you I recently upgraded my gpu to msi hd r6870 now have 3 gb ddr2 ram.375 w gigabyte psu,500 gb hdd, front and exhaust fan, big case and have noticed great improvement. I still have an intel 775 motherboard.What else can I do to further improve my quad before I get money to buy an i3 or i5.

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October 3, 2015 at 20:21:16
About the only thng that would make any difference more would be to purchase an SSD drive 120GB to 240GB and move or reinstall your operating system and programs and games onto the new SSD drive. If you go with the 120GB you might have to put some of the less important programs onto the conventional drive with all of your personal files but with the larger drive this does not become an issue. If you go with an SSD drive make sure you read up a bit on the differences like turning off Drive Indexing and Defragmenting for the SSD drive but not much more than that.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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