Xps 400 graphics and ram upgrades?

midnghit_livin

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i pulled my ram sticks and graphics card today. Ram is twin 512mbs pc2-4200u-444-12, graphics card is E-G012-05-2800(B). dxdiag calls this g card an ATI x300/x550/x1050 series. i need to up grade to either one 2gig stick, or 2 1gig twins, and i would like to upgrade my g card. my wife, opps i mean "budget" is about $200 at max lol. i have gotten about as far as i can go alone, and i know no one at all that is tech smart on this level. i use the pc for gaming and did fine with wow but EQ2 still lags at the lowest setting, any help is great none is completely understood lol. thanks for your time. oh amd please ask questions if they can help you help me. i will check this in the morning, and by the way, the kids got killer candy for Halloween, bags and bags.
 

TheViper

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I don't know your motherboard so I'm keeping the RAM speeds the same.

Corsair 2 x 1GB PC2 4200 - $46.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145527


I don't know your resolution or PSU so the following video card is quality for 1650 x 1050 resolutions and low powered PSU's.

Sapphire HD 4670 1 GB - $59.99 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102855

We can enhance that GPU and memory even more if your Motherboard, monitor and PSU allow it. Reply back with details on those components and I'll revise my suggestions if needed.
 

midnghit_livin

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hey viper, thank your for your help as you see i have no clue what im doin, and will prolly end up with a pile of ashes for a home after it is burnt to the ground from my computer. i unfortunately dont know how to get the specs on the MB monitor and PSU, i fyou could help me with this i can reply back with them today. thank you a ton.
 

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oh, and i have to sets of ports for RAM, both sets of ports have 2 ports, so it is a total of 4 ram ports.
 

midnghit_livin

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ok, ty for all your help and they are the ones i will purchase today, you have been a huge help. did you happen to see my psu, i didnt see one. but then again i dont know what i was looking for either lol.