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June 14, 2003 3:53:09 AM

What should i get to make this system better. Willing to spend 500. I want it faster, i dont; care about graphics


Motherboard: 950MHz Athlon Processor and Motherboard (Jabil) Drivers

Processor: 950MHZ ATHLON PROCESSOR AND MOTHERBOARD (JABIL)

Memory: GW 128MB Memory Module Upgrade

Hard Drive: WD 20GB IDE 5M U100 Hard Drive Upgrade

Video Card: 32MB Nvidia GeForce2 MX Drivers

CD-ROM: CDR IDE HLDS 20X/48X Upgrade

Sound Card: PCI Sound Card Drivers

Modem: HPNA/V.90 Combo Card Drivers

Floppy Drive: 3.5 1.44 MB Floppy Diskette Drive

I want like 2.0 ghz amd athlon. Do i have to like buy a new motherboard too and stuff? im confused?????????
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by bigyale87 on 06/13/03 11:54 PM.</EM></FONT></P>

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June 14, 2003 6:45:32 AM

depends on what kind of motherboard you have ?
what kind of ram do you have pc133 ? DDR 2100 ?
June 14, 2003 10:11:50 AM

I think you'll have to buy a new Motherboard and RAM to run that processor. You'll want at least 512Mb of PC2700 to run a 2400+ (2GHz) and then you may also want a new HDD. Since your not worried at all about graphics, keep the GF2 MX.

BTW, since your not playing games what are you doing that will need more power? If your just surfing the net or writing documents then theres no need for an upgrade, apart from perhaps a little more RAM.

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June 14, 2003 11:05:02 AM

For $500 I'd recomend something like this:
MB <A HREF="http://www.msicomputer.com/product/detail_spec/product_..." target="_new">MSI K7N2G-L.</A> Newegg has it for <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?description=1..." target="_new">$106</A>.
CPU AMD 2500XP at <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?description=1..." target="_new">$92</A> at newegg.
Memory KINGSTON KVR333X64C25 (2x256) <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?description=2..." target="_new">$72</A>($36x2) at newegg.
Hard Drive <A HREF="http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?DriveID=32" target="_new">WD 800JB</A> for <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?description=2..." target="_new">$82.</A>

Thats $352 (plus a little shipping) which leaves you room for a new case if needed.
I know you said you didn't need new video, but going from a GeForce2 MX to a Geforce4 MX for $10 is probobly worth it.
Hope this helps a little.

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