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How to make my PC better for gaming

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  1. Wyattspop

    Wyattspop Regular member

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    Please help a Dad make his kid’s Christmas magical on-the-cheap. My son is 10 and he plays Minecraft 24/7 but his PC renders the worlds too slowly. I can’t afford a new gaming PC so how can I beef up the one we have? It’s a Win 7 HP Pavillion P6803W AMD Anthlon X2 220 2.80 Ghz with 4GB ram 64 bit. Would it help if I added memory? I know it’s not a very powerful PC, but shouldn’t this be able to handle Minecraft? Would I be better off adding memory or a dedicated video card? It has an integrated ATI Radeon 4200 video card now. It almost handles the game, but not quite.

    Thanks Guys
     
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    get a new video card but will also have to replace 1st the current 250 watt psu with a new psu that kicks out 500 watts plus of power.
    can also upgrade your current Anthlon X2 220 2.80 Ghz cpu upto a 6 core cpu
    Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
    NOTE: Only Socket AM3 processors are supported with this motherboard.
    • AMD Phenom II X6 10xxT Six-Core (Thuban core)

    • AMD Phenom II X4 9xx/9xxe/8xx Quad-Core (Deneb core)

    • AMD Phenom II X3 7xx/7xxe Triple-Core (Heka core)

    • AMD Phenom II X2 5xx (Callisto core)

    • AMD Athlon X4 6xx/6xxe (Propus)

    • AMD Athlon X3 4xx/4xxe (Rana)

    • AMD Athlon X2 2xx/2xxe (Regor)

    • AMD Sempron Single Core 1xx (Sargas core)

    • http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c02859378
     
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    why dont you try Minetest (alternative to minecraft) I believe it runs on lower spec machines, even better if you use linux
     
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    I would, but all his friends play Minecraft on his server
     
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    This is the info I need, thanks again DDP, can you tell me about what a 6 core will run me?
     
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    I'm hoping to keep it in the $200 range, much more and I'd likely just look to buy a pre-owned PC already loaded. I saw that ramped up 6 can be had for about $65 on Ebay which leaves the power source and a vid-card...and thanks for always following through.
     
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    Or this;
    Brand New Upgrade Replacement Dual Fan 500 Watt ATX Power Supply 500 Watt 24/20-pin ATX Computer PC Power Supply w/SATA
    Dual Silent Fan Cooling System
    Short Circuit & Over Voltage Protection
    Thermal Overload Cut-off Protection
    Complies With ATX 12V 2.0 Version
    Support Intel and AMD Processors
    Supports Serial ATA
    connectors: 1 x 20/24 pin main motherboard connector, 4 x Peripherals connector, 2 x SATA connector,1 x floppy connector, 1 x Pentium 4 connector, 1 x PCI-E PCI-Express connector. wires come with wire sleeve for easy management.


    PEAK SURGE MAX OUTPUT 500W
    MTBF 100,000 hrs at ambient conditions
    Efficiency 70% Min. at full load
    Overvoltage Protection On all outputs
    Shortage Protection On all outputs
    Cooling Ball bearing
    Noise Level Maximum
     
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    who makes them & how big are the fans?
     

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