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Will this Setup work ???? (upgrading pc help)

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May 23, 2003 4:28:05 AM

Im upgrading my current pc which is -
http://h20015.www2.hp.com/en/document.jhtml?lc=en&docNa...

Ill be adding -
ATI OEM RADEON 9500 128MB DDR Black BULK

MSI K7N2 Motherboard for AMD Processors Model Delta-ILSR Retail

and

AMD ATHLON XP 2400 /266 FSB PROCESSOR CPU - RETAIL

Plz tell me if this would all work together

thnx ;D

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May 23, 2003 4:39:54 AM

I would reccomend a case. I would think that the HP cases suck ass, as I have seen many compaq, emachines, sony crap cases and they totally suck. I would open it up first to see how the config is in the case.

You can keep most of the optical drives I guess and it SHOULD work. 2400 is pretty good, but if you're going to OC, then I suggest like a 2100 or 1700 on a budget or a 2500 barton for some extra cache + nice OC.

Also, buy some new RAM. The 2100 WILL work, but if you're OCing, then no dice.
May 23, 2003 4:43:21 AM

ok, so I should go with the 1700 ? I am on bidget trying to get the prace jacked down to low as possible. I wont change the ram though i think its fine for me :) 

BTW I do have a P4 2.00 are there similar motherboards that offer similar features like this one ? So I wont have to shell out for another processor ?
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May 23, 2003 5:03:42 AM

don't know anything bout Intel sorry... just have to wait to ask a intel guy here...

BUT I can tell you that if you're on a budget, then AMD IS THE WAY TO GO. Go to pricewatch and compare their prices. I recently bought a 1700 for my folks, and I got it to OC to 2.25Ghz. $43 for a chip that kills a ~$200 intel chip is just plain funny and hilarious to me.

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by fo_sho on 05/23/03 01:13 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
May 23, 2003 5:25:29 AM

icic ill just stick the amd :D 
May 23, 2003 5:44:33 AM

any other opinions will be welcome too :D 
May 23, 2003 5:46:38 AM

Stick with the original plan. But take the old mobo and proc to your local second hand computer shop and swap it for a good case and psu. Throw in the old case as well. The video card alone would probably take more power than your old unit can deliver. What ever you do though have a blast.
May 27, 2003 7:29:49 AM

It should all work, providing your power supply is sufficient. Unfortunately, many HP setups like yours come with a wimpy 180 ~ 230 watt power supply. The 9500 and XP 2400+ are going to require a minimum of 300 watts. Check your power supply--it should say on the side what its output is. Another bitch is that many HPs/Dells/Compaqs come with proprietary cases that won't accomodate a standard power supply. How nice of them.

I would recommend purchasing a decent ATX case and a good, solid 350 watt ATX power supply before anything.

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May 27, 2003 5:25:08 PM

Also get the RED PCB 9500 as it can in most cases be "SOFTMODDED" to a 9700, but the black PCB's in most cases cannot.

Just a computer junky
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