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A New Pc Needed.


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Hey all.

 

I need some help and i am hoping that this is the right place to post the topic, a few of you guys know that my laptop i currently have is a little bit of a problem when it comes to top quality game capturing, so i am now looking to invest as little as i can (without that sounding bad) to get myself a PC that can actually handle the strain and also be able to live stream without any major issues with CPU.

 

So i have been looking about and i must admit the price captured my eyes and i am very interested in ordering this tower, before i post a link i must say the RAM would be getting updated straight away to a 4GB, i have done research and know it can be done on this model, also i will be adding a external HDD just for my gaming software so the memory should not be a problem.

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dell-Optiplex-GX620-Pentium-Memory/dp/B0030C591A/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1389592625&sr=8-11&keywords=dell+computer+tower

 

Please take a look for me guys and let me know what you think and if i am on the right lines, as of now i am having to record gameplay in 720p and my CPU is hitting 90-95%, the strain is just too much for me and i am hoping with this computer that i listed on the link with 3.2Ghz CPU and 4GB RAM would make a difference?

 

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Just in case you ask here is a picture of what i am running at the moment.

 

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Thanks in advance!

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Hey all.

 

I need some help and i am hoping that this is the right place to post the topic, a few of you guys know that my laptop i currently have is a little bit of a problem when it comes to top quality game capturing, so i am now looking to invest as little as i can (without that sounding bad) to get myself a PC that can actually handle the strain and also be able to live stream without any major issues with CPU.

 

So i have been looking about and i must admit the price captured my eyes and i am very interested in ordering this tower, before i post a link i must say the RAM would be getting updated straight away to a 4GB, i have done research and know it can be done on this model, also i will be adding a external HDD just for my gaming software so the memory should not be a problem.

 

http://www.amazon.co... computer tower

 

Please take a look for me guys and let me know what you think and if i am on the right lines, as of now i am having to record gameplay in 720p and my CPU is hitting 90-95%, the strain is just too much for me and i am hoping with this computer that i listed on the link with 3.2Ghz CPU and 4GB RAM would make a difference?

 

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Just in case you ask here is a picture of what i am running at the moment.

 

post-116748-0-27435000-1389593637_thumb.png

 

Thanks in advance!

 

The price for a 10 year old, completely outdated computer is not bad. I certainly would not buy something like that for gaming or video work. Do you realize it's hard drive is only 80GB and there is no CD/DVD drive. All it is good for is maybe e-mailing and a bit of net surfing.

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As Walt said, the CPU in the system you linked to came out in 2004. Your current laptop's processor looks like it came out in 2012. As Moore's law would predict, your laptop has probably about 16 times more processing power than the one you're looking at on Amazon. Don't be fooled by clock speed. If you want a system better than your laptop, it will need to be at least as new as your laptop.

 

Hope that helps!

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Thanks for your replys guys much needed, this is where i suck when it comes to computers lol, i would never be able to tell or judge what year it would range from. i guess if i want something better then this then i will really be spending some money :(

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It's nice if you have friends/acquaintances that do the high-end stuff, and update regularly, and will sell you their cast-offs, which may be as good as, or better than some current equipment. Then you can get some pretty good buys, but you're still talking a couple hundred dollars. And some fun building it yourself.

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hmm see im saving to fly over to Australia for a year in 10 months so im really tight on money as it is, thats why i was going to try and go the easy route but i guess i would have landed myself in a little trouble :lol: is there anything i could even do to this laptop i currently have to make it more compatible? i mean the CPU size is the main problem and there would be my problem i guess :glare:

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just checked laptop, i have one spare slot for another 4GB ram card, which will put me at 8GB, but still i do not think this would help me at all, as my CPU will just go straight up to around 90% mark when streaming and what not, sometimes even 100%.

 

This is a shot when i run my Game Cap. take a look top right of the pic.

 

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ahh see and i have no been looking CPU on this series can not be upgraded :( kinda sucks, im stuck with this lol.

 

of course :) will be going out the for a trip/paid work then after my year is up i come back to the UK and if i liked it then i can apply for a 2nd year visa :D

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Guys i need yet another question answered please -_- im still edging to try and find out a solution here because livestreaming is impossible with this laptop it just doesnt have the juice to run smoothly, now then the question..

 

from the link i posted earlier i was wondering, if i was to maybe upgrade the CPU to one that came out at a later date or shall i say one thats compatible.. would that help? and how can i tell when its dated from? that would help me massively as then i could scan about and try to find something more up to date!

 

Thanks again :D

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Unfortunately, the old Dell you're looking at is several generations of processors behind. And usually each generation comes with a new "package" or pin layout/connection type. Today's processors wouldn't fit in the socket on that old motherboard.

 

Within a given "generation" of processors, they are usually pin compatible, so that I could get one processor today, and next month, when I had a windfall of money fall into my lap, buy a faster processor of the same generation, and likely be able to drop it into my system and expect it to work. But when the next generation of processor comes along, so do a new crop of motherboards, with new sockets to fit the new processors.

 

You really need a new system to take advantage of the new processors, and their associated chipsets, but going to a desktop system, which would give you some upgrade possibilities (more HD space, different video cards) is a good idea in my mind.

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I think the one on Amazon would likely serve you well. The only thing it doesn't appear to list is what it uses for a graphics card or chip, but it seems like that should have enough processing power to do what you're looking for, and if needed, a new graphics card could be added. The ebay system only has an 80GB HD, I've never done any streaming, but I suspect there's still some amount of "capture" that happens and you could quickly run out of hard drive space.

 

(Standard disclaimer: All opinions expressed here are solely my own. No guarantees of fitness for the intended purpose are put forward by any recommendations I may put forth.)

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ok buddy thanks again, i just seen this

  • Pentium Core 2 Duo 2Ghz or Higher
  • 4GB RAM
  • 700Kbps upload bandwidth
  • Dedicated video card, 256MB VRAM
  • Windows XP / Vista
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or higher (v20.0.89)
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or higher (v20.2.0)

i do not know if the system does beat that? there the minimum requirements for streaming.. recommended is this..

  • Quad Core CPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 1500Kbps upload bandwidth
  • Dedicated video card, 512MB VRAM
  • Windows Vista / Windows 7
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or higher (v20.0.89)
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or higher (v20.2.0)

CONFUSION!!! :lol:

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I think what you're showing there are the "minimum required" specs, and the "recommended for best performance" specs. The newer system from Amazon that you linked to falls in between those two, with the possible exception of the "Dedicated video card." It's faster than the minimum speed, has the appropriate amount of RAM, and comes with Windows 7. (Ignore the "Mac OS" versions.) Again, the video card would be easy to add, and wouldn't cost that much.

 

The upload bandwidth is something determined by your internet service provider, and isn't something you buy with your computer. You should be able to use your current laptop and google "internet speed test" to determine what sort of upload speed you currently have. If that's too slow, even the fastest computer (on your end) can't overcome that.

 

Hope that helps!

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