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TomT Avatar
5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
Hi
Looking to compare two PC's specs..

I currently have:
Intel® Pentium® D Dual Core processor 830
3.0 GHz, 2 x 1MB L2 Cache, 800 MHz FSB

2GB DDR2 SDRAM with 533 MHz

NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6700 XL
•Graphics processor with 525 MHz
•128 MB PCI Express x16 bus concept
DVI + VGA


I've just been offered:

Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 (2.5GHz)

Memory 2048MB (2x1024) 800MHz DDR2

GeForce 8400GS 512MB Passive DDR2 PCI-Express Graphics Card - HDMI

It's from a friend and won't cost anything (I'll buy the video card from Aria)

Is it worth me changing ? I only use the PC for general home useage !

Is the New a better spec than the old ?

Thanks :)
TomT Avatar
5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
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#1
Yes it is a better spec, less power hungry aswell.
i would bite his hand off.
#2
Is it worth spending £50+ to increase the memory to 4GB ?

Would this work it's £40 !!
4GB OCZ Gold (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz Dual Channel Kit
On offer at Aria:
http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/4GB+OCZ+Gold+%282x2GB%29+DDR3+PC3-10666C9+1333MHz+Dual+Channel+Kit+?productId=37540
#3
you say for general use, you wouldnt even need to upgrade the graphics.
2gb is more than adequate. I wouldnt buy anything for it if it was just for general use.
#4
I need the new video card so I can run dual screens.

Old PC will be used in the family..

Will I actually notice any difference ??
#5
Probably not that much, but it IS a btter spec.
and its free.

Im running the slower e6300 processor with 2gb more ram and a gfx card that isnt as good and i am a heavy user, and very happy with how it performs
#6
The E6300 is slower than the E5200 ??
#7
1.83ghz was one of the first lower end c2ds released.
#8
Ahh.

This PC is a Dell vostro 220. Can anyone recommend a decent dual output video card for it ?

Thanks
#10
Thanks I have one vga + one dvi screen.

Do scan do a similar spec /price card. ?
I'm passing there later.
#11
Thanks for the replies :)

Are any of these £50 (ish) Video cards going to be any better than GeForce™ 6700 XL ??

If so which £50 (ish) card would you recommend to put in this Dell ?
banned#12
is this a straight swap as it isnt worth spending megabucks on it and adding gfx card, then trying to sell old one really
banned#13
also all depends what you do with it. If its just for general usage and browsing then your current pc is more than good enough.
#14
it's a free PC, for general mid home usage !
#15
Thanks for the advice.. I've got the PC.. just need to get the video card.

Hopefully it will a bit faster than the old one :)
banned#16
TomT
Thanks for the advice.. I've got the PC.. just need to get the video card.

Hopefully it will a bit faster than the old one :)

if you arent playing latest games then why bother changing the card anyway?
#17
Because I may play the odd game of FarCry or Fear !!
banned#18
6700 should be fine for far cry / fear

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