new upgrade question

I'm thinking of upgrading my current rig. I need so future proofing but not expecting to get too much in the way of extra performance.

Have
AMD FX-53 940 socket (bad choice, especially socket!)
ASUS Sk8n Motherboard
Gefore 6800Ultra (AGP)

considering
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Socket 939
ASUS A8N-SLI SE, NF4 SLI motherboard
512MB XFX 7300GT PCI-E (will Sli with a second in a month or so)

The rest of my components are slow but compatable
cost £373

Any thoughts on how much performance I'll gain?

Basically I need to upgrade as my systems falling apart! I want PCI-E and dual core. I know that to really get more performance I'll need at least a different graphics card. At least this will keep me up to date enough to upgrade the graphics later or at least SLi.
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    I'm thinking of upgrading my current rig. I need so future proofing but not expecting to get too much in the way of extra performance.

    Have
    AMD FX-53 940 socket (bad choice, especially socket!)
    ASUS Sk8n Motherboard
    Gefore 6800Ultra (AGP)

    considering
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Socket 939
    ASUS A8N-SLI SE, NF4 SLI motherboard
    512MB XFX 7300GT PCI-E (will Sli with a second in a month or so)

    The rest of my components are slow but compatable
    cost £373

    Any thoughts on how much performance I'll gain?

    Basically I need to upgrade as my systems falling apart! I want PCI-E and dual core. I know that to really get more performance I'll need at least a different graphics card. At least this will keep me up to date enough to upgrade the graphics later or at least SLi.
    You're not going to gain anything on single-threaded apps/games. In multi-threaded apps/games, the difference will show nicely. Spending that much money on "basically" outdated tech will leave you little room for upgradability. If you can grit your teeth, and wait..saving for a newer platform would be your best option. GL :)
  2. My main problem is that I am stuck.
    To get a good forward looking system I'll need a minimum of processor, MB and graphics card.
    The other problem I have is memory.
    The 940 socket restricted me to DDR(1) EEC RAM. This means that any board I buy will need to take this memory, or I'll have to add RAM to this list!

    What I want is something that will give me at least the current level of performace with a little headroom for the future.

    Anyone know a Core2 Duo motherboard that'll take DDR1 EEC memory!
  3. Cool idea!

    How about this then

    Intel Core 2 Duo E4300
    Asrock 4CoreDual-VSTA VIA PT880 Ultra
    (Keep 6800ultra)
    4x512MB Major, DDR2 PC5300 (not great but replaces the 2gb EEC DDR1)
  4. It's a strange board. I'll checkt that. Looks like 4 sockets. 2 DDR2, 2 DDR.
    I wonder if it'll take me DDR EEC.......
    (Runs off to check sites)
  5. OK, I think I'll go for what I said above but add 2 1gb mem sticks. Not fast but willdo the job.

    Think I'll get a performance boost?
  6. Great. I've been able to up my budget a little. Thinking about
    Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4ghz - Skt775 Fsb1066 4mb Cache

    Should be a little more punch
  7. Here's the final, final, final possible list :lol:

    Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4ghz - Skt775 Fsb1066 4mb Cache

    ASRock 775DUAL-VSTA SKT 775 VIA PT880Pro/ultra with conroe support AGP PCI-E 7.1 channel audio ATX

    Kingston Valueram 1Gb 667MHz DDR 2 None Ecc Cl5

    Antec Nine Hundred - Gaming Case with 200mm Top Fan

    Antec Basiq Power 500W ATX 12V PSU

    £462 delivered
  8. Sorry, I missed a detail. Thats with 2gbs of ram!!! :twisted:
  9. OK, it's on order,
    Fingers crossed!
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