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Lightmuncher

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Hi Guys, would love to know what would be okay to better the cards I have fitted to my computer. Win 10 64 bit
I did a speccy assessment on the computer. I hope this helps towards making the computer more efficient. Here are the specs it churned out this evening:
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
CPU AMD A10-7850K Kaveri 28nm Technology
RAM 16.0GB
Motherboard Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. F2A78M-HD2 (P0) %1 Chipset
Graphics HP 2009 ([email protected])
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti (MSI) 33 °C
Storage
2794GB Seagate ST3000DM001-1ER166 (SATA) 30 °C
931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-00BN5A0 (SATA) 27 °C
1863GB Samsung M3 Portable USB Device (USB (SATA)) 31 °C
Optical Drives ASUS DRW-24F1MT
Audio Realtek High Definition Audio
RAM Memory Size 16328 MBytes
Physical Memory
Memory Usage 33 %
Total Physical 16 GB
Available Physical 11 GB
Total Virtual 32 GB
Available Virtual 24 GB
SPD Number Of SPD Modules 0
Motherboard Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd.
Model F2A78M-HD2 (P0)
Version x.x
BIOS Brand American Megatrends Inc.
Version FBx
Date 22/09/2015
PCI Data
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type PCI-E
Slot Usage In Use
Data lanes x16
Slot Designation J6B2
Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number 0
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type PCI-E
Slot Usage In Use
Data lanes x1
Slot Designation J6B1
Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number 1
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type PCI-E
Slot Usage In Use
Data lanes x8
Slot Designation J6D1
Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number 2
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type PCI-E
Slot Usage In Use
Data lanes x16
Slot Designation J7B1
Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number 3

I am not sure what is needed these days, I am morphined up to the hilt and memory inside my head needs a good upgrade I can assure you.
I was toying with the idea of buying an upgrade to my Xbox, but it seemed a waste of money upgrading all the time. So now have opted for the PC to play the games. I did try and buy an Xbox One S 1TRB, but over this weekend they seem to have all disappeared. Which is why I thought it best to go down this route. I use my games as a way of partially distracting my mind from pain and use less morphine. Thanks for reading, I hope you can help.
 

flavallee

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These are the performance scores for its AMD A10-7850K APU processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphics card.
Its Gigabyte GA-F2A78M-HD2 motherboard has 16 GB of DDR3 RAM.
Its Seagate ST3000DM001 3 TB and Western Digital WD10EZEX 1 TB are hard disk drive(HDD) models.

The supported processor upgrades for its motherboard will provide very little(if any) improvement in speed and performance.
16 GB of RAM is ssufficient, so adding more probably won't help.
The only feasible upgrade you have is switching from hard disk drive(HDD) models to solid state drive(SSD) models.
That should improve speed and snappiness when performing normal functions.
However, the processor is going to be the main bottleneck in achieving a quality gaming experience.

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Hi Guys, would love to know what would be okay to better the cards I have fitted to my computer. Win 10 64 bit
I did a speccy assessment on the computer. I hope this helps towards making the computer more efficient. Here are the specs it churned out this evening:
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
CPU AMD A10-7850K Kaveri 28nm Technology
RAM 16.0GB
Motherboard Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. F2A78M-HD2 (P0) %1 Chipset
Graphics HP 2009 ([email protected])
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti (MSI) 33 °C
Storage
2794GB Seagate ST3000DM001-1ER166 (SATA) 30 °C
931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-00BN5A0 (SATA) 27 °C
1863GB Samsung M3 Portable USB Device (USB (SATA)) 31 °C
Optical Drives ASUS DRW-24F1MT
Audio Realtek High Definition Audio
RAM Memory Size 16328 MBytes
Physical Memory
Memory Usage 33 %
Total Physical 16 GB
Available Physical 11 GB
Total Virtual 32 GB
Available Virtual 24 GB
SPD Number Of SPD Modules 0
Motherboard Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd.
Model F2A78M-HD2 (P0)
Version x.x
BIOS Brand American Megatrends Inc.
Version FBx
Date 22/09/2015
PCI Data
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type PCI-E
Slot Usage In Use
Data lanes x16
Slot Designation J6B2
Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number 0
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type PCI-E
Slot Usage In Use
Data lanes x1
Slot Designation J6B1
Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number 1
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type PCI-E
Slot Usage In Use
Data lanes x8
Slot Designation J6D1
Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number 2
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type PCI-E
Slot Usage In Use
Data lanes x16
Slot Designation J7B1
Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number 3

I am not sure what is needed these days, I am morphined up to the hilt and memory inside my head needs a good upgrade I can assure you.
I was toying with the idea of buying an upgrade to my Xbox, but it seemed a waste of money upgrading all the time. So now have opted for the PC to play the games. I did try and buy an Xbox One S 1TRB, but over this weekend they seem to have all disappeared. Which is why I thought it best to go down this route. I use my games as a way of partially distracting my mind from pain and use less morphine. Thanks for reading, I hope you can help.
Hey, thanks for helping out my thread! I hope I can give you some advice too.

If affordability is your concern, most decent gaming PCs start around $700 to $1,000. For that price, you're looking at specs such as Intel Core i3 and Core i5 processors, Nvidia 1660 and 1660 Ti GPUs and 8GB to 16GB of RAM

This is probably the best Overall setup you can build without busting the bank. Maybe compare and research what all of these parts are and how they can improve your Build.
Keep in mind that if you upgrade the GPU(Graphics Card), you might also need to upgrade your motherboard or even your CPU

OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4790 processor or better

RAM: 12GB

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon R9 Fury

Storage: At least 70 GB of available space


Hope this was sufficient!
Take Care
 

flavallee

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I use my Dell OptiPlex 9020 minitowers for normal functions and don't game at all.
I purchased each of them refurbished for less than $500.00.
They came with an Intel Core i7-4790 processor and 32 GB(8 GB x 4) of DDR3 RAM.
I added a Western Digital 250 GB solid state drive and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 645 graphics card to them.
They do quite well for what I use them for.
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Lightmuncher

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These are the performance scores for its AMD A10-7850K APU processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphics card.
Its Gigabyte GA-F2A78M-HD2 motherboard has 16 GB of DDR3 RAM.
Its Seagate ST3000DM001 3 TB and Western Digital WD10EZEX 1 TB are hard disk drive(HDD) models.

The supported processor upgrades for its motherboard will provide very little(if any) improvement in speed and performance.
16 GB of RAM is ssufficient, so adding more probably won't help.
The only feasible upgrade you have is switching from hard disk drive(HDD) models to solid state drive(SSD) models.
That should improve speed and snappiness when performing normal functions.
However, the processor is going to be the main bottleneck in achieving a quality gaming experience.

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Thank you so much for the help. I have taken what you say on board and I see there really is nothing to change. Thank you again
 

Lightmuncher

Thread Starter
Joined
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Messages
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I use my Dell OptiPlex 9020 minitowers for normal functions and don't game at all.
I purchased each of them refurbished for less than $500.00.
They came with an Intel Core i7-4790 processor and 32 GB(8 GB x 4) of DDR3 RAM.
I added a Western Digital 250 GB solid state drive and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 645 graphics card to them.
They do quite well for what I use them for.
(y)

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I have taken what you have said on board and yes it might be well to have a recon comp. When I bought this comp a few years ago was that I needed all this to work on large photographic files, and to ensure I had a machine that worked well. Thank you for your input, great help. Stay safe
 
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