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Old 10-14-2005, 10:19 PM   #1
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Default I need some upgrading help

I need some upgrading help. I am going to up grade my PC tomorrow. I am kind of on a budget so I am not going to upgrade the whole PC. I know that I would like to upgrade the processor, video card and motherboard. is there any thing else you think really needs to be upgraded ? here is my PC specs

asus a7m266 mother board

amd thunderbird 266 1400mhz

amd athlon socket a coler

512 ddr pc2100 ram

cooler master atc200 w/300w power supply

IBM 60gxp 6ogb ata 100 7200rpm

teac 1.44mb 3/ 1/2 drive

Toshiba 16x DVD 48 x CD-ROM w/out decoder

sigma designs realmagic hwood +decoder

plextor plexwriter ide 16x10x40

creative labs sb live platinum 5.1

dlink dfe-530tx 08-td1

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Old 10-14-2005, 10:23 PM   #2
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Whoa, ancient dinosaur specs...j/k they're not that old but no longer in use. I'm sure you want good performance at a low cost. Here's what I scrounged up. Looks pretty darn good:

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 1GHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103537

MSI K8N Neo4-F Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4-4X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

XFX PVT43GNDF3 Geforce 6600GT 128MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150098

Total Price = $370 including shipping
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Old 10-14-2005, 11:03 PM   #3
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Default Re: I need some upgrading help

You are also gonna need new ram with that mobo. Ram is pretty cheap though. There is no point in upgrading that comp. Trust me just get a new one.
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Old 10-15-2005, 06:49 AM   #4
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Default Re: I need some upgrading help

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Whoa, ancient dinosaur specs...j/k they're not that old but no longer in use. I'm sure you want good performance at a low cost. Here's what I scrounged up. Looks pretty darn good:

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 1GHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103537

MSI K8N Neo4-F Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4-4X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

XFX PVT43GNDF3 Geforce 6600GT 128MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150098

Total Price = $370 including shipping
those parts look nice. But u are also going to need a new power supply. The ram is not a must, but I'd suggest u get new ram too.
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Old 10-15-2005, 06:59 AM   #5
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Default Re: I need some upgrading help

If you don't play games, then you should be fine with that card.

If you can find a socket-939 Sempron, then get one, but if you can't, get a socket-754 Sempron. The difference between a socket-939 Sempron and an Athlon 64 is just L2 cache size, which barely improves performance in most tasks.
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