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i need somehelp to try to make the computer im using run a bit faster and run games a little better i play WoW (saddly) mainly because its one of a few games i can run that i would play with 15 fps:( i would like to see it go to the mid 30s at lowest if thats even possible(i donno if it is)
anyway its a emachines T3508 i dont really want to upgrade becausem i was going to build a octo-core computer when the phenom quad comes out.
 

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not much you can do with a prebuilt computer
 
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and thats why a hate prebuilt ones lol
 
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http://www.emachines.com/products/products.html?prod=T3508

that is the link to your machine..

Do you know if it has onboard Xpress200 or a X300 pci express gfx card???

You could spend about $150 on it and get another 512mb ram and a better gfx card...

Is the whole system stock like in the link...
 
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it has Xpress200 onboard and its stock like it says in the link
 
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in that case man,

Spend a couple of dollars on a 512mb DDR400 ram stick, get a second hand one for around $20

And spend ~ $100 on a vcard. either an older X1600, X800 or a newer 8500gt..

That would give you a huge improvement with games to what you have...
 

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E-Machines T3508, these are your specs;.( did I get that right?)

Operating System: Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Home (SP2)

CPU: Intel® Celeron® D Processor 356
(3.33GHz, 533MHz FSB, 512KB L2 cache)
Chipset: ATI Radeon® Xpress 200
Memory: 512MB DDR (1 × 512MB) 400MHz (PC3200)
Expandable to 2GB
Hard Drive: 160GB (7200rpm, 2MB cache)
Optical Drives: 16x multiformat dual-layer DVD±RW
(Up to 8.5GB with dual-layer media)
Write max: 16x DVD±R, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+RW, 4x DVD+R DL, 40x CD-R, 24x CD-RW
Read max: 16x DVD-ROM, 40x CD-ROM
Media Reader: 9-in-1 Digital Media Manager™ (Memory Stick®, Memory Stick Pro®, MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital™, CompactFlash®, MicroDrive, SmartMedia, xD-Picture Card™, USB 2.0)
Video: ATI Radeon® X300-based integrated graphics
Up to 128MB of shared video memory
PCI-Express® (PCI-E x16) slot available
Sound: 6-channel (5.1) high-definition audio
Network: 10/100Mbps integrated Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
Modem: 56K ITU v.92-ready fax/modem (RJ-11 port)
Peripherals: Standard multifunction keyboard, 2-button wheel mouse, amplified stereo speakers (USB powered)


Lowest cost upgrade would be to get another 512 stick of RAM, and a better graphics card, an ATI 1650pro would do a lot of good and hold you over until your next build.

Memory, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820141402
$29.00

GPU, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102068
$105.00

Total $135.00 plus shipping. Not bad to greatly impove your performance.

:toast:
 
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