Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Need help upgrading

10 Dec 2012   #1
Chris121691

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Need help upgrading

So basically I don't know MUCH about computers..Only a little.
So I feel like my system might be outdated and I wanna try and play the latest games on highest settings and all that.
I would like to know if I should upgrade my video card or something else first, bearing in mind I have the option to get a gtx 680 for 250. But I'm not sure if I should upgrade my power supply or cpu first.
Anyways, here are my specs.

Main board - ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD
790X ATX
CPU - AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2
Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor w/
Zerotherm 120 MM cooler
RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3
1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory
Graphics - XFX Radeon HD 5770 - 850 MHZ, 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 (x2
running in CrossfireX mode)
PSU - Antec 650W ATX power supply


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
10 Dec 2012   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Your system seems pretty good. How long have you had it? Are you having problems or are there some games that don't run correctly?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Dec 2012   #3
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Your PSU should be more than adequate for a single GTX680. (It uses two 6 pin PCI-E power connectors, which mean that it should uses 225W or less, maximum.)

The graphics cards swap may be worth a try, if you can get a 680 for $250. Your CPU should be adequate for it, although Intel seems to own the gaming market at the moment.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

10 Dec 2012   #4
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chris121691 View Post
So basically I don't know MUCH about computers..Only a little.
So I feel like my system might be outdated and I wanna try and play the latest games on highest settings and all that.
I would like to know if I should upgrade my video card or something else first, bearing in mind I have the option to get a gtx 680 for 250. But I'm not sure if I should upgrade my power supply or cpu first.
Anyways, here are my specs.

Main board - ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD
790X ATX
CPU - AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2
Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor w/
Zerotherm 120 MM cooler
RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3
1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory
Graphics - XFX Radeon HD 5770 - 850 MHZ, 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 (x2
running in CrossfireX mode)
PSU - Antec 650W ATX power supply
There is nothing wrong with what you have. If you want to speed this system up get an SSD. A Solid State Drive will load your games as fast as it gets.
If you already have an SSD buy some more games and enjoy them.
https://www.google.com/search?q=SSD&...=hp&channel=np
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Dec 2012   #5
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Most games are more dependent on the GPU than the CPU. As has already been said, your PSU will handle a 680 as it is. A 680 will run any game out on the highest settings. Unless you just want to build a new system, I would get the 680 and play some more games.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Need help upgrading




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
When upgrading from XP to Win 7
Hi, I currently have a company laptop with *gulp* windows XP. I have administrator access to install programs, but I would need admin network login rights to add a computer to a domain. My question is, if I was to upgrade from win XP to win7, would all the network configurations remain, inc....
Installation & Setup
upgrading need help
i want to buy a Intel i5 2500k and ram GSkill 4GB (2x2GB) now can i upgrade to Intel i7 2600k core &RAM 8GB (2x4GB) later on down the line? and for that matter the mb and VGA? thank you
Hardware & Devices
Upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit
Since I stumbled upon the fact that I had 4 gigabytes of RAM, I want to switch over to the 64-bit version of win7. However I've got a large amount of media files I don't want to delete (these are all stored on a separate partition on my HD). My question is, can I avoid deleting this partition...
Installation & Setup
Upgrading from XP
As previously announced, Laplink has released a new version of their previous PC Mover product that allows for in-place upgrades from XP to Windows 7. Yeah, I know we generally advise AGAINST this, but for the adventurous, this might be worth trying. The link to their site follows: ...
Installation & Setup
W7 Upgrading CD
I am supposed to receive the W7 upgrade CD today!!!!!!!!:huh: I understand that when I run the upgrade that Vista will be removed and everything will be wonderful.:D:D I have a backup of Vista.:sarc::sarc: Since I will receive a license with the upgrade and if for some unknown phenominum I...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:03.
Twitter Facebook Google+