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Old 04-09-2006, 04:11 PM   #1
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Default Need to upgrade PC: Suggestions?

Okay i know this is my second thread today but i thought i might aswell ask.

My Specs at the moment:

AMD Athlon 2.2ghz Socket A
1gb DDR RAM [400mhz]
GeForce 6800 128mb [AGP]

My problem is that there is something dreadfully wrong with my CPU, and it's been getting worse for ages. I've done all i can think of [virus checks and defragging and suchlike] but it just gets worse. Somebody put it down to 'CPU degradation'

Being on a tight budget i can only afford so much, but i really need a new motherboard and CPU. However, i do not wish to spend 100 on a CPU and 100 on a motherboard that is AGP, to earn enough money after to buy a new GPU and have to upgrade my Motherboard to PCI-E for another 100.

Is it possible to get decent motherboards that are socket 939 and support both AGP and PCI-E so i can swap later? I've browsed my usual sites i'd buy from but i can't find anything.

Somebody might ask why i don't just get my motherboard, CPU and GPU altogether; it's because i'm on a tight budget. And i don't see the point in saving for longer for all three as i do not see any point in upgrading a 6800 to a 7800 just yet, as the 6800 is more than capable at the present time.
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Old 04-09-2006, 04:55 PM   #2
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http://www.planetmicro.co.uk/product...ckcode=M003833

I live across the road from that shop!
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Old 04-09-2006, 04:57 PM   #3
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That's a decent CPU but i'd like to upgrade to Socket 939 really.
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Old 04-09-2006, 05:01 PM   #4
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Yeah, well for 100 pounds...

http://www.planetmicro.co.uk/product...ckcode=M004443 - fiver over..

then you would need motherboard... so it would cost like $150
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Now that i like!
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Old 04-09-2006, 06:08 PM   #6
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Nice isant it!

You could save up loadsss more money, and wait for the new socket/processor to come out...
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Old 04-09-2006, 06:12 PM   #7
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You know how long that will be?

Oh, i also found out that my mobo does some transforming act and can also take Socket 754 so i'm thinking if i just get a Socket 754 CPU to tide me over if the new Socket comes out within a year.
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I dont know of any reatailers in the UK but I think that this motherboard would be good for you
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157081
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Jonny, where abouts are you in the UK, I know a great shop you could go to..
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I'm in the West Midlands mate but i have very limited transport available. Usually i get stuff from computer markets or www.overclockers.co.uk

And The Amish Kid, right now i have an ASRock and i can get them here, but i had a glance at that mobo and can't find out whether it is AGP or PCI-E...
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