Recently ive been thinking about upgrading my computer.
However i am planning to spend a year travelling from sep 2006 onwards. If i chuck a 6600GT and another 512 Mb of ram do you think it would last another year playing games. Or is it best to sell now and fire in an A64 3200.
At present i have
Athlon XP 2500+ Barton
ATi 9600 pro
512 Mb ram
120 Gb 7200 8 mb cache hard drive
keep it for another year at least the benefits for a 3200 64bit will be 20% increase not really worth the money but by all means buy some extra ram this will help and the 6600gt will be good and last you, but instead get a x800xl agp that might do more justice for you.
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Agree with Wusy and RX - another option is the X800Pro at Newegg - it is a VIVO and you should be able to unlock it to 16 pipes and X800XT performance. At $259 that would be a great deal. If you're not interested in OCing the vid card then go with the X800XL - it has the best price/performance on the streets right now. There is a recent thread in the graphics with links on how to OC the X800Pro card.... :smile:
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i have an coolermaster aero 7 with the turbine fan will that do.
You can change the multiplier through the bios on my mainboard. What is the max value i should crank it to
If it is not unlocked what will happen? Will it just not boot and ill have to reset the CMOS?
Sorry i know this is not the overclocking forum
I only have PC2700 ram and an MSI KT4V motherboard so i think that is why overclocking the FSB resulted in an unstable system
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by kieran123 on 04/29/05 07:15 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
He has his fsb @ 192. Do you think his system will post @ 13.5 X 192?
If he has stable @ 12X he will be a lucky boy. That would be better than xp3200 pref. Maybe he should try 11.5, and see how good his temps are. Even 2.2ghz may need a little more voltage.