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Worth upgrading?

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February 20, 2010 2:56:13 AM

I've got the following collecting dust right now and I'm curious to know if I can upgrade this and if so how, or if it's just more economical to start over?

CAS: X-BLADE Mid-Tower 450W CPU: (939-pin) AMD ATHLON(TM)64 3200 CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology MOTHERBOARD: (Sckt939)GigaByte GA-K8N-SLI nForce4 SLI Chipset DDR400 SATA Dual PCI-E Mainboard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,&7.1Audio MEMORY: 1024 MB (512MBx2) PC3200 400MHz Dual Channel DDR MEMORY VIDEO: NVIDIA Geforce 6200 Graphics with TurboCache supporting 256MB 16X PCI Express VIDEO CARD

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February 20, 2010 3:15:44 AM

it be better to start over, thats an AM2 socket with no new processors to add

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February 20, 2010 4:38:36 AM

Not worth spending any money on when you can get a quad core CPU and AM3 compatible motherboard for about $150. You can basically build a whole new (modern) system around that for $400-$500.

Not that your old machine is COMPLETELY dead ... you could theoretically drop in an old dual core for $50 or less, which would let you support a video card in the $80-$100 range. While you're at it, adding another 1GB of DDR-400 would be a wise idea, and run you about $30.

Basically, I would only do that if you want to keep it as your second computer, though. Or if you're completely broke. It'll still be barely passable for modern gaming.
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February 20, 2010 4:57:09 AM

Same as your other post, no. It's 939. It could do some basic gaming, but not a whole lot of current apps. Really, just make it a NAS. That baby would be stuffed with so many movies if it was in my house...
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February 26, 2010 10:58:58 PM

Best answer selected by JonDC70.
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February 23, 2012 1:28:23 AM

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