Reviving Old Computer for TF2

ll nerdy ll

Mar 10, 2009
I got a old computer lying around and I got some spare cash and would love to add in a new Video Card and PSU, hopefully then be able to play TF2 Low-Med on 1024 resolution(On 32 man servers) at a steady 40-60Frames

Budget: $0-200 Cheaper the better (Canadian, All prices Canadian)


Athlon XP 2600+ (2.133ghz)~Single Core! ~ What does choke mean?

1GB Ram
DDR SDRAM, 2 slots with both 512mb each... Is it possible to upgrade this to
Is there any difference because this memory is DIMM and my current one is not so is it still compatible?
And should I just put in 1 stick of 1GB and keep 1 stick of 512MB or buy 2 sticks of 1GB?

GPU: AGP SLOT... Radeon X1300/X1550 Series currently.. Really want to upgrade it.

Or should I give up all hope on this system running TF2?
I don't need another *New Build* my core i7 will last...

250W PSU.. going to upgrade to



I once played on a server with a guy who claimed to have a 2500+ and a FX5500. He said everything was at low, but the game was playable at either 800x600, or 1024x768. (I can't remember his res) Your CPU is about that good, and your GPU is a lot better, though I'm not sure a 2600+ will be good enough for 1280x1024.

Between the ram and PSU update, you've already spent more then half your money. I'm not sure its even possible to buy a faster Socket A CPU anymore, so you might as well OC the h3ll out of it. This leaves you with just under $100 for a GPU upgrade, take a look around and see what you can find.


May 10, 2009

lets start with the name of it or a link to its specs.