I have an athlon xp mobile 2800+ that came with a crap motherboard (PC Chips M863G). Anyway, I was looking at the Biostar M7NCG 400 motherboard, with the nforce2 chipset. My question is, will I see a worthwhile performance boost going from a sis chipset to an nforce, or should I invest towards more ram?
Current system consists of PC Chips M863g motherboard, athlon xp-m 2800, 768MB PC2700 ram, and everything else that's unimportant here.
get the new motherboard as it will have better functions than the one you got.you could use more ram,but what is there is good enough for the time being.the nforce2 chipset does support dual channel so you will see a performance gain just from that.anyways,go with the new board and worry bout the other stuff later.
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