Q: recently I bought one second-hand computer, as I don’t know much about hardware; I bought one “Vest” display card. Although it showed GeForce 9600GT, but expert friends told me that actually it’s from GeForce 8600GT after refreshing BIOS. Other accessories of the computer are Gigabyte GA-M720-US3 motherboard, Athlon64 X2 5200+ CPU, 2GB RAM, 320GB disk, the power only marks 500W, monitor is 22 inches. Now I feel the speed is quite slow when playing games, please how to update? Just the budge should not exceed 260 USD.
A: the update mainly has two parts: one is CPU, another is display card. Concretely speaking, CPU you can choose Athlon II X2 250 (referenced price is around 85 USD), if motherboard could not recognize, then refresh motherboard BIOS to solve the problem. As for display card, you can consider Unika HD5750 DDR5 big ox version (around 120 USD). Besides, the original power should be of mixed brand, not so good; besides, the rated power should not be to high, suggest changing to rated power 350W brand power; as for concrete product, you can consider about Huntkey Wide King Generation 2 (referenced price is around 50 USD).