My main concern is the hard drive. I've heard that 8mb is a lot better than 2mb cache, but is it worth shelling out the extra 80 bucks for it? Also, before I was using an Athlon XP 2000+ CPU. How much of a noticable performance increase can I expect with the AMD 64 3000+ chip?
Anything you guys can offer to increase the overall performance of my PC will be appreciated!
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by PaulNEPats on 07/14/04 07:29 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
I think he means $80 for a new drive. I'm not too fond of the WD 2 meg jobs, the first 6 Ibought all went south in a few months, then all the rma returns failed. Maybe bad luck. Now I just use the 8 meg drives bothe WD and Seagate. No problems there.
Better HDD will gives better loading time! But once, you will be in a game, your HDD (even with onle 2 Megs of cache) will not affect your performance. And since you have 1Gig of RAM, your system should not "SWAP" too much!
Of course, if you have money to spend a 8Megs HDD is not a bad thing to buy!
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