any advise on this system that i am about to buy, possible improvements to make?
Motherboard ASUS A7N8X Deluxe
Heatsink Coolmaster HHC-L61
Processor AMD 2400+
RAM 2 X 512 2700 DDRCrucial CT6464Z335
Hard Drive 80 GB WD 8mb buffer
Monitor 19' Hansol 920P
DVD Drive Liteon
CD-RW Liteon 48X
Floppy Drive Mitsumi
Case & Powersupply Antec 1080AMG
Graphics Card Crucial ATI Radeon 9700PRO
Case Fan 2 X Coolmaster Case Fan
Keyboard Microsoft Natural Media
Mouse Microsoft Intellimouse 1.1 (Optical)
just a few questions:
is it worth upgrading the memeory to 3200?
should i change the heatsink?
If your going to do PhotoShop & things like that. They benefit greatly with the extra FSB & cashe of the XP2500 333 FSB. Last I looked they are $20 difference in price. Well spent $20 in my opinion.
I just switched out a 2400 266 FSB & installed the 2500 333 FSB Sat. I also switched out the Hyper X 2700 & put in Hyper X 3200. Changed the MOBO from A7V8X to A7N8X Deluxe. I gained 1730 3Dmarks. So yea there is some reason to run 3200 & other things.
Honey, what's that smell? Don't bother me now I'm working on my computer! OOPS!
* Depending on where you live, you may be able to get <A HREF="http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?action=info&p=30894&..." target="_new">TwinMos PC3200 Memory with Winbond CH-5 chips</A> for not that much more than the said Crucial memory. I would go that route. The memory would be excellent for any possible overclocking or a bit better use with a future motherboard.