I want to upgrade my:
P4 - 2.8 ghz Prescott
256 mb DDR ram.. PC2700(166) x 2
GeForce 5700LE 256mg AGP 8x
My budget is sitting around 500 bucks. I was looking at the AMD 3500+ and other 64 bit cpus, but Im not sure if I want to go that route. If I buy a 64 bit, with 64 bit windows, and play games designed in 32 bit... what sort of loss/gain can I expect?
And if it's not worth buying 64 to play mostly 32 bit games.. what should I buy in the order of 32 bit cpus?
Thanks a lot for the help!
I don't know about that board, but your CPU is pretty decent, I would just upgrade my RAM to 2 512MB PC3200 Dual Channel to have 1GB of RAM. I would also upgrade the video card to a 6800GS AGP, that will be about $300 give or take and will be a good upgrade and be more worth while than a new comp on a $500 budget.
~~Mad Mod Mike, pimpin' the world 1 rig at a time