Upgrading your PC for gaming
So – you are a gamer? Or, at the very least you want to be a gamer. It is a very serious undertaking, an endeavor that should not be looked at too lightly. After all, gaming is not just a mere hobby.
It is a culture and even a lifestyle choice in some cases. Some games have thousands of web sites dedicated to them and others have entire conventions!
So be sure you are ready for a real change because there is no returning from this change of pace of real world jobs and people to online friends in the millions. Once you are ready – read on.
GAMES THAT WE PLAY
The games that you want to play (either now or in the near future) have a great bearing on what you want to add to your computer. If you are an online gamer there are things you would want and need that someone who hates online games but plays graphic reach games like F.E.A.R would need.
Keep your current limits in mind of course because some games you may never be able to play on your current system even with upgrades.
The workhorse of the computer the processor is what makes all your games work so well. How much data runs from point A to point B and it all translates in how smooth your game will run under some of the heaviest gameplay sessions you have.
Most games will run fine on your standard Pentium III and AMD Athlon chipsets. My personal preference is the AMD Athlon Dual Core Processor – especially with gaming as the processors can translate multiple strings of information.
Being able to save data into the cache of the memory to use as it is needed is very important to keep games moving smoothly. More memory translates into being able to regurgitate information that the software program uses often during the course of the game.