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upgrading ??? Recommend Please

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August 30, 2005 3:11:36 PM

Hi , let me show you my current configuration:

3.0 Prescott 478
Asus P2P800
RAM 3200PC 1gb (total) 512 in dual slots
Radeon 7500 64MB
Seagate Barracude 300 HDD S-ata

I see a lot of New Pentium 4-64 and other variations for LGA 775 sockets...

Can you please recommend a new configuration , I am not a crazy spender but am willing to spend is performance difference can be seen compared with my current configuration.

Thank you kindly


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August 30, 2005 6:47:52 PM

IF you want to stick with Intel, you wont have any sensible upgrade unless youd o a lot of multi tasking then a dual core might be nice but you'll have to change mobo/cpu/ram.

Goin AMD you could keep the ram but I dont think the cost associated is realyl worth it. SInce your system is rathe good...

If you're a gamer a video card will be the og greatest help!

Can you explain what this computer is used for and whats motivating your need to upgrade?

Asus P4P800DX, P4C 2.6ghz@3.25ghz, 2X512 OCZ PC4000 3-4-4-8, MSI 6800Ultra stock, 2X30gig Raid0
August 31, 2005 3:43:41 AM

go for athlon 64 w00t w00t
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August 31, 2005 5:39:02 AM

The fastest intel system you could build today, wouldn't even be 25% faster. Looks like you have another year or two.
August 31, 2005 2:59:01 PM

Do all newer Mobo's have the PCI Express slot for video cards??? Is the future PCI Express???

Thanksfor the input
August 31, 2005 3:56:19 PM

Yes (might find an integrated video one without an x16 slot, but haven't seen any yet). And yes.

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August 31, 2005 11:50:57 PM

If you are not looking to spend a lot, you could just look for a new video card, say a ATI X850XT AGP. That would give you a better boost with regards to gaming than a new mobo and CPU would, and for a lot less.

Systems Running F@H:
AMD: [A64 3200+] [XP2800+ x2]
Intel: [P4 3.0] [P4 2.8 x4] [P4 2.0] [P4 1.8] [P4 1.7] [P4 1.6 x2] [P4 1.4M] [Xeon 1.0] [Cel 1.0] [P3 ??] [P3 500]
September 2, 2005 2:52:58 AM

Why not keep what you have and upgrade your vid card?