What is the best processor and graphics card?

Nvidia / Awrdacpi
December 24, 2010 at 01:13:42
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1.81 GHz / 1.5GB
Im planning to buy a new processor and graphic card...but I dont wanna change my motherboard...what is the best processor and graphics card would suite in this specs which can run games nowadays?

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Manufacturer EPoX COMPUTER CO., LTD
Model nForce4 DDR: 8NPA7I / 8NPAI Series
Version 1.x

Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) 3000+
Graphics card: I dunno I forgot what it was but as I remember it was Nvidia GeForce 7800 GT
OS: Win XP
RAM: 1.5GB DDR400
CPU: 1.81 GHz

and if I can overclock it...how would I?...because I used a software called clockgen and everytime I put 1.81 GHz to 2.1 or 1.9 GHz my computer turns off suddenly....O_O....so how would I be able to overclock my pc?


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#1
December 24, 2010 at 06:39:05
Think them compatible and what you realy need.
First of all, search about your motherboard for which processors it supports. Probably your motherboard's manual tells this. Also, check for your PCI and VGA slots. What's your motherboard's PCI,PCI-e and VGA slot supports? Theese are also can be listed in manual.
Then, you have to think about RAM. Does it DDR, DDR2 DDR3 etc supports?
And which Power Supply will you need with your system? How many Watt will you need? Which will be quite fine for your system?

Last, after collecting this system, which operating system will you use for best performance.
For example, graphic cards support directx.x versiyons. And if you buy a graphic card and it supports directx.10/11 you will need Vista for dx10 and w7 for dx11 because XP supports dx9 and others what I said. Ofcourse it's your choosen.If you "not a problem I just want to play dx9 supported games" don't think about the operating system. Also if you upgrade your ram higher than 3GB you will need 64bit operating system etc..

Please think and search theese before to do upgrading your system.


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#2
December 24, 2010 at 07:39:27
Overclocking should be done thru the BIOS, not thru software. Your CPU should easily overclock to 2.25GHz IF you know what you're doing. If your BIOS doesn't have the necesarry overclocking options, you're just wasting your time. Also, the Sempron is a weak CPU due to it's tiny 128k L2 cache.

I couldn't find your board's manual so here's a generic overclocking list. If your BIOS doesn't have these options, you're out of luck:

CPU multiplier = 9x
CPU frequency = 250MHz
RAM frequency = 166MHz (333MHz)
PCIe frequency = 100MHz
HyperTransport (LDT) = 600MHz (3x)
Spread Spectrum = disabled
Cool 'n' Quiet = disabled
CPU voltage = 1.45v

http://www.epox.com/product.asp?ID=...

You can't install a dual core CPU, the max RAM is only 2GB & it doesn't support dual channel mode. You'd be better off starting from scratch.


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#3
December 25, 2010 at 06:00:38
Look at:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...
There are some decent buys out there on decent stuff, add appropriate RAM, maybe Windows 7 and start here or beyond:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...

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#4
December 30, 2010 at 02:33:08
w/c is better C2D or amd phenom??

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#5
December 30, 2010 at 19:44:25
I personally use Intel and have a couple of Core 2 Duos. I have heard some good things about AMD, especially where price is critical, but have no personal experience and cannot help on comparing individual models.

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#6
January 15, 2011 at 23:27:30
@Mickliq
on the overclock list should I put that list on my BIOS settings....cuz I have those I just dont know what to do

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