quote Iceguy2003^this, so much. i cannot stress it enough.Also, it's not a good idea to ask workers in a computer store for hardware advice in my experience. You may find an educated person willing to give honest advice, but more than likely, you are going to find an uneducated person trying to make a good sale.
quotei dunno, thats one of the reasons for this forum...we are all pretty good at giving you the right information in a short amoutn of time, and if you live in america, i can give you a list of parts, so you dont have to do the thinking.Today I'll go to a nearby computer store to consult about my computer specs to know what I really need (it's easier to consult that way than the internet for me).
quotepartially true. if you want to upgrade your video card, youll need to take a look at your PSU first...it might be strong enough already. on the side of the PSU is a sticker with a bunch of values. look for the amp rating of your 12 volts. it should usually be labelled 12V, but sometimes there are units with 12V1, 12V2 etc. generally speaking, if you multiply the amp rating by the voltage (12), you will get the maximum power supported, which you can then use to see what video cards you can use. again, generally speaking, you can do a quick calculation of how much power your computer uses by adding the video card and cpu maximum power together, then adding another 100.But there's something else that's bothering me about the complication of the whole upgrading:
If I use a better video card for instance, I need a better power supporter to run it, and my motherboard also needs upgrading and etc etc etc. It seems like every part of the computer is dependent on each other.
Can you or someone else clear this up for me?
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