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Asus A7N8X-VM versus MSI K7N2 Delta-L + Geforce4MX400

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a b V Motherboard
August 18, 2004 7:48:44 PM

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I would like to upgrade my pc (game one) to allow playing doom3.
I have MSI KT3 ultra2 + XP1600+ + 512 DDR + Geforce2MX400 64MB
Doom3 doesn't go well on this system :-(

for a budget price

I think of going on a AMD XP2600 (keep my 512 MB DDR 2700 and perhaps add
another 512MB/2700 to be compatible)
change MB and Graphic;
I hesitate between :

Asus A7N8X-VM which has a Geforce4MX400 on board (but I think take somme
memory from the main memory ?) 85 ?
and a couple of
MSI K7N2 Delta-L + Geforce4MX400

is there a difference (the price is a little bit lower in the first case...)

and what about the
MSI KT880 Delta-FSR ?? 85 ?

I just need, on the MB, sound, ethernet 100 Mb is far enough. USB and IDE
(no SATA needed)

is a Geforce4MX400 enoigh for playing good enough at doom3 ?
does it do with DirectX9 ?

thanks for your advise
a b V Motherboard
September 22, 2004 2:30:27 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.msi-microstar (More info?)

Minimum system requirements? What are you going to do with those? Play at
lowest possible settings?
Bottom line is that MX440 will not cut it for Doom3.
Get a decent video card - at least Radeon 8500 with 128mb RAM (I had it
running slow at medium on 8500 with 64mb). XP2600+ should be fine, but get a
gig of RAM in dual channel if you want decent performance.
Btw, that game is nothing special :( 

"dino" <> wrote in message
> why not read the minimum system requirements?