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November 21, 2009 3:33:18 AM

I have a AMD dual core 4800 (110W),Asus A8N-SLI motherboard, Nvidia 7900(256 MB) GT/GTO graphics card, 2x1024 MB XMS Pro Corsair PC3200 RAM cards,420W power supply, 200GB 7200rpm hard drive, and I am running Windows XP OS. I want to upgrade RAM, Power, and possibly the video card so that I may play some games online. I am going to buy a 700W power supply to start, but want to know how much RAM I can install on a 939 pin motherboard? I want to know what is the best 939-pin motherboard that I can upgrade to that will help me speed up? Which motherboard will hold the most RAM? I checked the Nvidia on their GeForce 6100 nforce 410 and it said up to 8GB throughput between the CPU and video card. Does this mean you can install 8GB of RAM or is 939 pin maxed at 4GB? I'm trying to stay under $400.00 on total upgrade. Thank You.

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November 21, 2009 9:12:29 AM

Anything outside a GPU/PSU upgrade on your platform is not a great idea to be honest.... I would think 4GB via 4 DIMM slots cos i hardly see 2GB DDR RAM modules hehe By the way a solid 500-550 watter 80+ certified with decent 12V amps is more than enuff and i'd be looking at something like GTS 250/HD 4770 maybe?
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a c 102 V Motherboard
November 21, 2009 9:30:53 AM

you will see very little performance increase by adding ram . Your XP will be 32 bit and that can only ever use about 3.2 gig including the gfx card . Also chances are the ram will slow down if you add two more sticks to the mb .

A better upgrae would be to spend the same $ on just a single gfx card . A 4770 or 5770 is pretty low power consumer and should run fine on your current psu
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a c 99 V Motherboard
November 21, 2009 9:49:02 AM

If you have $400 to spend on this you are way better off buying a whole new rig. You should be able to get a cheap mobo + CPU + 4GB DDR2-800 ram for around $300. Toss in a new 4850 for $100 and your set. Sell your current stuff for $100+ and either pocket the case or get the new PSU you want. You'll have a way better system and all within your budget.
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
a c 102 V Motherboard
November 21, 2009 11:35:51 AM

4745454b said:
If you have $400 to spend on this you are way better off buying a whole new rig. You should be able to get a cheap mobo + CPU + 4GB DDR2-800 ram for around $300. Toss in a new 4850 for $100 and your set. Sell your current stuff for $100+ and either pocket the case or get the new PSU you want. You'll have a way better system and all within your budget.


thats an even better plan
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November 21, 2009 12:44:54 PM

Keep your current system. Save up more money. When you have at least $500 (in my opinion) that is the time to build a new system and trash the old.

In the long term it is better, more logical and will last you longer.
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a c 104 B Homebuilt system
a c 1184 V Motherboard
November 21, 2009 2:31:44 PM

The only upgrades to that system would be new GPU and PSU that then could be carried over to a new and better system when the time comes.
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