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Thread: Upgrading Older Pc.

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    I've got a TIME pc factory built.



    AMD Athlon, 1485 MHz (5.5 x 270) 1700+ (Slightly OC)
    Chipset: http://www.via.com.tw/en/ProSavage%20Chipsets/km266.jsp
    Motherboard: (MSI MS-6390)
    Ram: 512mb DDR
    GC: GeForce 5200fx 120ddr TV Out (Upgrading soon so don't count that)



    I'm new at posting the specs so if I missed anythng out plz let me know. I tried to keep it technical and short.

    I was wondering what would I be able to do with it w/o breaking the bank or changing the mboard.
    I wasn't going to buy it in the first place, so me downloading it for free isn't losing them any money.

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    I would probably upgrade your processor out of any of those, not counting the gfx card that is a must.
    what is your hard drive? if it is anything under...80 gig upgrade that as well, depending on what you are using your computer for??
    Q6600 @ 3.42Ghz | Gigabyte EP35-DS3R | EVGA 8800GT 721/1802/2006 w/ Accelero S1 | 4gb Crucial DDR2 @ 760mhz | 750gb Hitachi 7k1000 | Corsair 520HX | 2 x Samsung SyncMaster T240 24" | Windows 7 Ultimate

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    Ones 120gb the others 40gb.
    I wasn't going to buy it in the first place, so me downloading it for free isn't losing them any money.

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    do you know how much I could upgrade to without having to buy a new motherboard?
    I wasn't going to buy it in the first place, so me downloading it for free isn't losing them any money.

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    What's your budget?
    Q6600 @ 3.42Ghz | Gigabyte EP35-DS3R | EVGA 8800GT 721/1802/2006 w/ Accelero S1 | 4gb Crucial DDR2 @ 760mhz | 750gb Hitachi 7k1000 | Corsair 520HX | 2 x Samsung SyncMaster T240 24" | Windows 7 Ultimate

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    Including the gfx card I'd have about 150.
    I wasn't going to buy it in the first place, so me downloading it for free isn't losing them any money.

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    You can get an Athlon 2500+Barton and OC it if you like, it OC very well.
    They are only about 85 USD, not sure what that is where your from, but it's a lot less then that I think.
    Are you formt he UK? if so thats only about 45, which leaves you with a lot for a nice gfx card
    or if you dont plan on overclockin at all, you could even go with a 2800 for about 75 or even an Athlon 64 if you want to go big witht he processor and not as big with the gfx
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    Well, the fastest CPU you can put in would be a 2600+, but mind that you get the 266MHz one (not 333MHz) - the 266es can be identified by the C designation at the end of the AMD part number e.g. AXDA2600DKV3C.

    You've gpt a 4x AGP slot so an 8x gfx card won't be used to it's full potential.

    There's nothing else really that would improve your performance other than adding a 7,200rpm, 8MB cache ATA133 hard drive if you don't already have one.

    You can get a half deccent mobo for 50-70 to go with your new CPU but that wouldn't leave you with anything for your new gfx card... which would really benefit from a mobo with 8x AGP support anyway.
    if your font size is this small i'll add you to my ignore list because you're wasting my time, OK?

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    i just bought a radeon 9600xt off this guy who specialises in graphic cards, memory and motherboards,

    and he told me that an 8x agp mobo would only increse performance by 1% - 3%.
    weird ay?! im not an expert or anything like that, he sells quite alot of cards e.g. he has about 5 radeon 9800 pros at home right now, but for me 1-3% doesnt sound right.
    wot do u think smuff?

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    Originally posted by dray_02@4 February 2004 - 19:48
    i just bought a radeon 9600xt off this guy who specialises in graphic cards, memory and motherboards,
    Exactly how does he specalize in Graphics memory and mobos?

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