#1
Long story short: My computer sucks. I want it to run and play games faster. But the catch is I know NOTHING about computers. Ive upgraded my computer only once before, and it was a new graphics card. It did exactly what I want.
Ok, so basically, how do I pull up my computers specs to show you how bad my computer is?
And what do I need to buy to fix it?
#2
When did you first get your computer?

If you got it more than 4 years ago you're pretty much going to have to buy a new PC if you want it to play recent games.
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When did you first get your computer?

If you got it more than 4 years ago you're pretty much going to have to buy a new PC if you want it to play recent games.


Computer is 4ish years old. The update was 2 years ago.
New computer is not in my budget.
#4
Right click on My Computer icon on Sart or Desktop and click properties.

list the RAM amount, and the CPU
#5
with the money you will spend updating aa 4 year old computer, it would be easier, and more cost effective in the long run to buy a new one
#6
Ive had my computer for about 5 years now, and i added some more RAM and a cheap new Graphics card to it last year and it plays games a lot better.

there is a site (i forget which one, is it the corsair site?) that scans your computer and tells you what mobo you have, your ram and such. its pretty helpful.
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#7
You can either:
a) Buy some more RAM, and maybe a new graphics card depending on what one yours is and what games you want to play. It really just depends what you have right now.
b) Buy a whole new computer since they are pretty cheap right now.
c) Put it in the Large Hadron Collider and hope for the best.

I think a combo of options b and c would be the best.
#8
Click start , click run. Type in "cmd.exe" without the quotation marks, and then type in "systeminfo" without the quotation marks and press enter.

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If you are thinking about upgrading, you should go into the Official Computer thread, and post your budget, and some of us will post the best components for a custom PC for your budget, then you can take them to a store and get the store to build it all for you using all your parts.
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#9
You're only as fast as your slowest component.

Download CPU-Z from Google for motherboard and CPU/RAM info and GPU-Z for info on your graphics card. Gimmie printscreens on the CPU, Mainboard & Memory tabs of CPU-Z and just the Graphics Card of GPU-Z

My guess is you'll need a new computer.
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#10
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You're only as fast as your slowest component.


+1. Most people overlook the hard drive and go for size rather than speed and cache, If you want a mega quick PC you need files able to be read off as quickly as possible. (Allthough, yes, same goes for RAM since it's loaded into there)

Allthough, in your case I highly doubt Hard disc speed will make a difference, i was just backing up what he said.
#11
you will probs need a new PC

if not get a RAM upgrade
and a cheap graphics card

make sure your processor can handle it though.

im guessing your processor is pretty old as well. no point in upgrading though, you are better of buying new computer.
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Long story short: My computer sucks. I want it to run and play games faster. But the catch is I know NOTHING about computers. Ive upgraded my computer only once before, and it was a new graphics card. It did exactly what I want.
Ok, so basically, how do I pull up my computers specs to show you how bad my computer is?
And what do I need to buy to fix it?

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Pull up a terminal, and type 'sudo lshw'.
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