Your Ad Here Your Ad Here
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: 2 years - No Format/No upgrade

  1. #1
    Poster
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    1,046
    I've had my 3400+ 64bit, 1GB RAM and 6800 Ultra PC for two years with obviously no upgrade and no formats...It was a total beast when I first got it.

    I have far too much work related software and other stuff which would just be a total headache to reinstall and I 've never run into a problem where I need to format and run registry cleaners, virus scans and tune-up utitlies every week as well as the actual hardware a full clean once a month. I also haven't run into a game that wont run on the settings I play them at, which is a simple 1024X768 with no AA/AF but detail settings on high. These include Hitman 4, FEAR, Battle For Middle Earth and Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory. I get excellent results in general performance tests. I mainly use the PC for music production and video editing and post-production work (small videography business and film school projects)

    Basically, the point of this thread is whether or not I should look at upgrading...I have an AGP motherboard (Asus K8NE-Deulux) so if I got a new 3D Card like an 8800GTX, I'd need a new motherboard and then might as well get a new CPU too. So it comes to down to whether or not I should spend a shitload on upgrading my PC or look into a next-gen console and small HDTV...

    Do the current specs still have life in them for the way I play my games?

    Also, should I not worry about formatting if I don't a problem? This system has treated me beautifully from day one and I've never had the need to, but I've heard that it's good to format at least once a year.
    www.never-dead.cjb.net

    Ardeth In Pre-Production

  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    clocker's Avatar Shovel Ready
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    15,388
    Quote Originally Posted by Vamp View Post
    Basically, the point of this thread is whether or not I should look at upgrading...I have an AGP motherboard (Asus K8NE-Deulux) so if I got a new 3D Card like an 8800GTX, I'd need a new motherboard and then might as well get a new CPU too...
    Don't forget the RAM.
    DDR2 is the killer cost of such an upgrade.

    Also, should I not worry about formatting if I don't a problem? This system has treated me beautifully from day one ...
    You've answered your own question.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

  3. Software & Hardware   -   #3
    zapjb's Avatar Computer Abuser BT Rep: +3
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    3,694
    clocker love the sig.

    Do you have a link to the original article? I'd appreciate it.

    Wow, if the CEO of Seagate said that. He's one cool dude.

  4. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    Virtualbody1234's Avatar Forum Star BT Rep: +2
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    11,497
    Quote Originally Posted by zapjb View Post
    clocker love the sig.

    Do you have a link to the original article? I'd appreciate it.

    Wow, if the CEO of Seagate said that. He's one cool dude.
    http://money.cnn.com/2006/11/30/maga...n=money_latest

  5. Software & Hardware   -   #5
    zapjb's Avatar Computer Abuser BT Rep: +3
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    3,694
    Thanks Virtualbody1234.

    That Bill Watkins CEO of Seagate is awesome.

    From that article:

    The HP pretexting scandal: When I ask if anyone really cared about this story outside of the media, Watkins shakes his head. "Wall Street certainly didn't. I saw it and thought, it's good to know there's a board of directors more dysfunctional than mine."


  6. Software & Hardware   -   #6
    Poster
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    1,046
    :s
    www.never-dead.cjb.net

    Ardeth In Pre-Production

  7. Software & Hardware   -   #7
    lightshow's Avatar Asleep at the wheel
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Age
    32
    Posts
    924
    Well Vamp, I don't see a very significant leap in your video editing/production side. I also do the same, but I don't think a "budget" upgrade will significantly help you in that area.

    As for games, I'll leave that to someone else.
    I miss the days of random nut '03
    Click for more activation options, then activate by telephone. Run the keygen.
    if I call them, aren't they going to get me? (you know, down there)

  8. Software & Hardware   -   #8
    Poster
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    1,046
    What constitutes a budget upgrade? A 8800 is around $700, and that already goes above and beyond the connation of budget
    www.never-dead.cjb.net

    Ardeth In Pre-Production

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •