upgarde to gaming pc

Compaq evo / D51c
May 3, 2010 at 16:21:43
Specs: Windows 7
Compaq D51C/P2A/40/p/256c US Evo D510 Tower
Computer 2.0 Ghz P4 256/40
• 2.0 GHz Pentium 4 Processor
• 40 GB HDD / 256 MB RAM

i want to upgrade with

ddr ram ? 2GB Or 1GB
Nvidia ? Which one is compatible
how about 1 gig nvidia. and 2gb ram ?
name product code to find them or order online !!
any thing else to make it better gaming PC

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May 3, 2010 at 22:49:12
Your system is old, adding more memory & agp v-card would help alot. Go to board/system manufacture or read system manual to see how much capacity your system will take.
Post the psu specs +3.3v,+5v,+12v open pc case and check psu label.
Your system can't handle modern games well so better play old games.

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May 3, 2010 at 23:50:35
Sure, upgrade your RAM to 2GB...that alone would make Win7 run approximately 84 times faster.

You could also add a bigger, faster hard drive. Those old 40GB drives are slow, and yours is probably at least half full.

Find a cheap Radeon 9600XT on eBay to give older games a boost and enable Win7 Aero Glass. Anything faster than the 9600XT would be held back by that slowpoke processor and probably overstress the power supply.

If you want to play new games, you'll have to bid that PC adieu and begin anew.

HTPC | Pentium M @ 2.82GHz | 4GB | 1.0TB | Radeon HD5750 | Blu-Ray | Win7 Pro | HDMI out to Onkyo TX-SR707

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