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Post by GamingGranddad »

Hello,guys
My name is Clint.And I'am a disabled granddad.Now trying to get into PC Gaming.I live in Crestwood,Kentucky.Which is about 12minutes from Louisville,Ky.I joined this group to learn all that I can to get my computer to perform better.I'am wanting to upgrade my PSU & Video card.

My computer is a Emachines(W3107)AMD Sempron 3100+ 1.8GHz
2GB of Patriot Signature Line ram(PC3200 400MHz)
100GB(7200rpm,2MB cache)hard drive 16 x multiformat DVD+RW drive
300-watt Stock PSU
Logitech (X530) 140-watt Surround sound subwoofer speaker system
6-channel AC 97'audio
NVIDIA GeForce 6100 GPU(WANT TO UPGRADE)

gAMES i WANT TO PLAY:1.)Serious Sam 2
2.)Quake 4
3.)America's Army
4.)Swat 4
5.)Half-Life2
AMD Athlon 64 X 2 Dual-Core 3800+
Windows Media Center 2005

2GB DDR 400MHz(PC3200)Patriot sig. line ram
250GB(7200rpm,16MB cache)SATA HDD
LightScribe Dual-layer DVD+/-RW drive
9-in-1 media manager
NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE
GPU
High Definition Audio
Corsair HX620 PSU
Logitech X530 (5.1)Surround sound subwoofer speaker system
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Post by Apoptosis »

welcome to the forums!
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Post by GamingGranddad »

Thanks!!
AMD Athlon 64 X 2 Dual-Core 3800+
Windows Media Center 2005

2GB DDR 400MHz(PC3200)Patriot sig. line ram
250GB(7200rpm,16MB cache)SATA HDD
LightScribe Dual-layer DVD+/-RW drive
9-in-1 media manager
NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE
GPU
High Definition Audio
Corsair HX620 PSU
Logitech X530 (5.1)Surround sound subwoofer speaker system
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Post by infinitevalence »

The key info we need to help you pick a graphics card is what type of card is it. Is it using the AGP bus or PCI-Express bus? If its AGP then a 7800GS or 6800GS from nvidia would work well, if its PCI-Express then a 7800GT or a X1900 from ATI would do very well.

My preference is with ATI i think the image quality is slightly better at higher resolustions and their cards seem to handel more stuff at higher frame rates than competitive nvidia... but thats just my opinion.


Welcome to the forums :) stick around and have some fun.
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Post by GamingGranddad »

Thanks,I have right now NVIDIA GeForce 6100 GPU
Up to 128MB of shared video memory
PCI-Express(PCI-E x 16)slot available

Does this help out?
AMD Athlon 64 X 2 Dual-Core 3800+
Windows Media Center 2005

2GB DDR 400MHz(PC3200)Patriot sig. line ram
250GB(7200rpm,16MB cache)SATA HDD
LightScribe Dual-layer DVD+/-RW drive
9-in-1 media manager
NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE
GPU
High Definition Audio
Corsair HX620 PSU
Logitech X530 (5.1)Surround sound subwoofer speaker system
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Post by dday »

Welcome!!

I like to see an "older" gamer. I hope I'm not the only one that gets "bad vibes" from his wife when he spends an hour or three playing online with his son....
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Post by GamingGranddad »

Yeah,I know the feeling!LOL..................
Even went through that when I had brought a Xbox & PS2 .
AMD Athlon 64 X 2 Dual-Core 3800+
Windows Media Center 2005

2GB DDR 400MHz(PC3200)Patriot sig. line ram
250GB(7200rpm,16MB cache)SATA HDD
LightScribe Dual-layer DVD+/-RW drive
9-in-1 media manager
NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE
GPU
High Definition Audio
Corsair HX620 PSU
Logitech X530 (5.1)Surround sound subwoofer speaker system
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Post by stev »

Welcome! :mrgreen:
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Post by kenc51 »

Welcome to LRForums!!!
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Post by TK421 »

I've seen this name on some other forums, this one you use often?
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Post by GamingGranddad »

Yep! GamingGranddad or SharpShooterKy
AMD Athlon 64 X 2 Dual-Core 3800+
Windows Media Center 2005

2GB DDR 400MHz(PC3200)Patriot sig. line ram
250GB(7200rpm,16MB cache)SATA HDD
LightScribe Dual-layer DVD+/-RW drive
9-in-1 media manager
NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE
GPU
High Definition Audio
Corsair HX620 PSU
Logitech X530 (5.1)Surround sound subwoofer speaker system
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