I have a P4B 2.5 ghz and a stick of 512 pc2700 memory in my present rig.
Here is my dilema:
I use this rig mainly for gaming and unfortunately some coding at home and I am in need of a performance increase. A month ago my old MB died and in a panic I went out and got a GA-81pe1000 pro replacement with my eye on a future upgrade to 800FSB and ddr400, so far so good.
Now hear is my dilema, In terms of a best performance for gaming would i benefit more from which upgrade path for now:
-pentium 4 prescott 3.2ghz 800fsb
-512 X 2 ddr400 ram
- ati 9800pro 128MB 256bit
(approximate upgrade bout 600-650 bucks)
- try to match my present 512mb stick with another 512MB of pc2700
- keep the p4b 2.5ghz
- add an NVDIEA 6800 GT
(approximate upgrade 500ish bucks)
Do yall think the p4b and ram will bottleneck the NVIDEA too much to get decent performance?
I really want to keep the present MB, but Im also open to any wisdom.
now all i have to do is try to match my ram, which cpu-z says is manufactured by AMD. Guess i am off to the ram forums to see how close i should try to match the ram specs, as i dont think that specific AMD ram is available anymore.