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Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:23 pm
by GamingGranddad
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

gAMES i WANT TO PLAY:1.)Serious Sam 2
2.)Quake 4
3.)America's Army
4.)Swat 4

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 5:55 am
by Apoptosis
welcome to the forums!

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:13 am
by GamingGranddad

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:19 am
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.

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:15 am
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?

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:12 pm
by dday

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....

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:23 pm
by GamingGranddad
Yeah,I know the feeling!LOL..................
Even went through that when I had brought a Xbox & PS2 .

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:44 am
by stev
Welcome! :mrgreen:

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:34 am
by kenc51
Welcome to LRForums!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 3:39 pm
by TK421
I've seen this name on some other forums, this one you use often?

Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:33 pm
by GamingGranddad
Yep! GamingGranddad or SharpShooterKy