Question Ram upgrade

Nov 3, 2019
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so basicly my system is a dell vostro 200 wich has 2 gb ram ddr2 and an intel e2160 and a nvidia 8600gs. so i have around 150$ and i wanna upgrade my system. im thinking of like 4 gb ram ddr2 and a good cpu and a decent gpu but idk if i should go for 8gb ram since ddr2 is cheap. help me please

-Alesio
 

Phaaze88

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Options are very limited.
There really isn't much of anything you should do with that old system; it'll be a waste of money.
Save up to like $300-400 towards a brand new cpu/motherboard/ram/psu combo.

4GBs of ram is the max supported config for that system.
 
Nov 3, 2019
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Options are very limited.
There really isn't much of anything you should do with that old system; it'll be a waste of money.
Save up to like $300-400 towards a brand new cpu/motherboard/ram/psu combo.

4GBs of ram is the max supported config for that system.
it will take a lot of time to save up that much since im just a kid with no job and i need a good pc, ive saved up all of that money for like 2 years
 

Phaaze88

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it will take a lot of time to save up that much since im just a kid with no job and i need a good pc, ive saved up all of that money for like 2 years
Not sure what else to tell you, but trying to upgrade a 13 year old PC is not a good start.
-The E2160 is a slow(1.8ghz) dual core cpu. Your 'upgrade' options are just more dual cores, and they're not what I'd consider fast anymore.
-4GB ram limit. When the OS alone can use up to 2GBs, it won't take much to bog down this system.
-Nvidia 8600 GS: You may be able to put a GTX 700 series or Radeon R9 series gpu in there, but it would all be for naught, since your cpu + ram would hard bottleneck it anyway.
-Power supply: An old system such as this has to be using a rather lightweight unit. It wouldn't be able to cope with a more modern gpu.
 

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