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Old 07-10-2006, 11:47 AM   #1
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Default $170 Upgrade??!@#?~

Ok my current setup is this

1.8ghz pentium 4 400mhz fsb...socket 478
intel dh845 mobo
768 mb (3x256) pc133 ram
evga 5200 128mb agp 4x

k now i love bf2 but i tend not to win because of only 20fps normal and much less in combat...so wut if i did this

kept processor
msi http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130519 $40
g.skill value ram (2x512) dual channel ddr400 $77
radeon powercolor 9550 256mb 128 bit agp 8x open gl 2.0 $60

soemthing like that !!!!!!
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Old 07-10-2006, 12:21 PM   #2
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You would get an improvment yes, your RAM + Video card do let you down there, however, the S478 is pretty dead now, and that could be the main problem.
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Old 07-11-2006, 11:41 PM   #3
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oh so if i got a 50 dollar mobo for like a socket 939 and a 3000+ i would b much better off??thx
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Old 07-11-2006, 11:52 PM   #4
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Okay, you LOVE? BF2? If you really like it as much as you seem, get a new computer. BF2 loves to have 2gigs of ram. Combine that with a nice Am2 Sempron processor and a cheap 6600gt Gcard and your good to go.

Want me to set you up a cheap computer that will play BF2 nicely?
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Old 07-12-2006, 03:09 AM   #5
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Yeah, Battlefield 2 is what you could call a Massive Multiplayer Online First Person Shooter or MMOFPS for short. Maps are huge and have lots of players, so RAM is essential. The 1GB of RAM I currently have is hardly enough for it.

In your situation, forget about the new motherboard, just get the RAM and invest in a better video card. The Radeon 9550 won't get you anywhere.
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Old 07-12-2006, 03:20 AM   #6
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i wouldnt do anything yet, since that budget isnt going to get u far in a decent computer, i say wait and save
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Old 07-12-2006, 03:34 AM   #7
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i wouldnt do anything yet, since that budget isnt going to get u far in a decent computer, i say wait and save
yeah there's no point in spending $170 right now to upgrade to something that wont make any difference. just keep waiting....and waiting.....
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Old 07-12-2006, 08:19 AM   #8
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For $170, you should buy:

A Nice Solid Socket 939 Board
A Socket 939 3000+
Some new RAM
And get a PCI graphics card second hand for the short term.

When you get some money, buy a 6600GT
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For $170, you should buy:

A Nice Solid Socket 939 Board
A Socket 939 3000+
Some new RAM
And get a PCI graphics card second hand for the short term.

When you get some money, buy a 6600GT

wasent aware you could buy all that for a low price of..170 bucks. wooopppieee!!!
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Well, AsRock board = $50 or so, 3000+ = $100 or so, and then buy 256MB of RAM or some clearance stuff
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