Q: here’s the main configuration of the computer: Athlon64 X2 5000+, Gigabyte M52L-S3 motherboard, 2GB RAM, 9500GT display card, 160GB disk. Now I want to update the display card, the main purpose is to play fames. Additionally, after updating display card, whether need to update the original CPU?
A: according to the original hardware configuration and analyze, you can consider updating HD4830 display card, of which the performance/price ratio is high. As for concrete model, you can consider about Onda HD4830 Holy Dagger (referenced price is around 95 USD). On CPU aspect, not suggest updating, because if you want to update to current mainstream AM3 interface CPU, motherboard should also be changed, which the cost is too high. If you just update to CPU of AM2 interface motherboard supports, then performance improvement is not that obvious. You can consider letting CPU overfrequency done and then use.