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#1 Smaltze

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:09 PM

I wanna upgrade how computer just a little bit, i can play lol or wow np but battlefield or hawken and shit is low fps and barely playable. i am pretty clueless with what is good etc so can someone tell me what to change/upgrade and how much it will cost.

Intel Xeon E5320 1.86GHz (2 processors)
4gb ram
64bit windows 7
ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series graphics card
Idk what else you need to know.
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#2 chaplain

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:37 PM

a six years old workstation dual cpu setup and a 55xx GPU? you probably need to build a new system, you can upgrade your GPU and it will yield a very noticeable boost but your CPU will still bottleneck you and getting a new one of those means a new mobo, ram and CPU

basically a whole new system if your PSU is mediocre or getting old

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#3 Smaltze

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:39 AM

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

CPU
Intel Xeon E5320 @ 1.86GHz 47 °C
Clovertown 65nm Technology
Intel Xeon E5320 @ 1.86GHz 60 °C
Clovertown 65nm Technology

RAM
4.00 GB FB-DDR2 @ 332MHz

Motherboard
Dell Inc. 0MY171 (Microprocessor)

Graphics
ELT1903 (1920x1080@30Hz)
DELL 1900FP (1280x1024@60Hz)
ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series (XFX Pine Group)

Hard Drives
137GB SEAGATE ST3146356SS SCSI Disk Device (SCSI)
149GB ATA WDC WD1600AAJS-7 SCSI Disk Device (SCSI)

budget really isnt big, if im gona need to spend loads then i wont. just wanted to see if there was anything small i could change to help. small being like ~100
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#4 Pharaun

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:06 AM

There is nothing in a 100GBP budget that will give you a significant improvement.  You're using a 6 year old server socket with no real upgrade path.  You would have to at a minimum get new CPU, Motherboard, and RAM.  Likely new GPU and HDD (not much SCSI support in the consumer world I think?), and PSU.

Yea basically there's no way, you need a new computer from the ground up.  There's an off chance you have an actual ATX case and PSU, if you have some crazy dell workstation the parts might not even be fully (or easily at the very least) interchangeable.
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#5 Smaltze

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:23 AM

kk well thanks anyway, i prob wont bother doing anything now becuase i need to save my money until next year. i can run LoL np on max settings so its fine
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