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Is this upgradeable? (hardcore gaming)
12-12-2011, 02:59 AM, (This post was last modified: 12-12-2011, 03:58 AM by SlowBarga.)
Is this upgradeable? (hardcore gaming)
would like to upgrade my old alien ware.. without paying again for alien ware -.- after my spur of the moment purchase i felt like i bent over backwards and said wow these guys must have been laughing while putting it together (which took them 4 months they must've had a good laugh)

Id like a newer up to date computer to run games on max settings while running fraps with games like swtor, cod, battlefield 3 while still not getting any lag... if this is possible let me know your suggestions.. If not Which I think would be the case I have to trash it... I have a budget of 1200 dollars. (maybe a bit more if it is a significant difference in performance)

Possible? or impossible. If impossible or you think it would be better to just start from scratch please feel free to let me know Thanks!
(PS. I am not very good with over clocking very newbish which Is why I went with alienware.. But I would be willing to try if nudged with a tiny bit of advise or if it is not necessary)

Looking to buy asap whether it be a new computer or just a few components

this is from belarc

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)
Installed: 11/27/2010 10:06:02 PM Alienware Aurora 00
System Serial Number: 6LZ0NL1
Chassis Serial Number: 6LZ0NL1
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
3.20 gigahertz Intel Core i7 920
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
8192 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Hyper-threaded (8 total) Board: Alienware 0H869M A00
Serial Number: ..CN697029870272.
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Alienware A09 10/28/2009
Drives new – drive encryption Memory Modules c,d
990.92 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
738.36 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

PLDS DVD+-RW DH-24AAS ATA Device [Optical drive]

ST31000528AS [Hard drive] (1000.20 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 9VP3FYMT, rev CC45, SMART Status: Healthy 8184 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM0' has 2048 MB (serial number 922E7105)
Slot 'DIMM1' has 1024 MB (serial number 9116831F)
Slot 'DIMM2' has 2048 MB (serial number 922E707F)
Slot 'DIMM3' has 1024 MB (serial number 9316431F)
Slot 'DIMM4' has 2048 MB (serial number 912E7112)
Slot 'DIMM5' has 1024 MB (serial number CA16731F)
Local Drive Volumes new – volume encryption

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 990.92 GB 738.36 GB free
Network Drives
None discovered

Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 [Display adapter]
DELL S199WFP [Monitor] (19.1"vis, s/n XX-073731-XXXXX-7AL-7EPU, October 2007)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
Silicon Image SiI 3132 SATALink Controller
Intel® ICH10 Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3A3A
Intel® ICH10 Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3A3C
Intel® ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A34
Intel® ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A35
Intel® ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A36
Intel® ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A37
Intel® ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A38
Intel® ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A39 Logitech USB Headset
Realtek High Definition Audio
Virus Protection [Back to Top] Group Policies
COMODO Antivirus
None discovered
Communications new – connection speed & status Other Devices

Broadcom NetLink ™ Gigabit Ethernet

Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

VIA 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller
HID-compliant consumer control device (2x)
HID-compliant device (5x)
USB Input Device (6x)
HID Keyboard Device (2x)
HID-compliant mouse
Root Enumerator
Generic USB Hub
USB Composite Device (2x)
USB Root Hub (8x)
Generic volume shadow copy

12-12-2011, 04:29 AM,
RE: Is this upgradeable? (hardcore gaming)
Well, you have an Intel Core i7-920 CPU and 8GB of RAM, which is plenty good, so all you need to upgrade is the video card to get good performance.

Simply get a GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores ( ), swap it with your current video card and your PC should have no problem handling the vast majority of games maxed out at 1920 x 1080.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518

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