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Old 01-06-2005, 04:19 PM   #1
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I have a mobo with a agp slot. i recently upgraded my old computer that was pretty low quality, to a gaming computer with 512 ram, a radeon 9800 pro xt, 3 fans, new case, new 400 watt power supply.

is it really worth it to buy a new motherboard? I dont think it is, do you guys? I really don't think having a newer motherboard would do me much good, it holds everythign i need. I have a 2.4 ghz processor, would it be worth it to upgrade to a 3.0 or a 3.4 ghz processor? It's quite expensive so before i start chucking out money for a fast processor I want to knwo if it will be worth my money.

OR should i just through in another 512 mb of ram?
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Old 01-06-2005, 04:26 PM   #2
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just because your mobo has an agp slot, doesnt mean its good enough for your video card, i think?
i think it is possible that your mobo might not run your card to its full potential. i look forward to hearing the more savey mambers oppinions.
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That depends...does your motherboard support an upgrade to the processor? If it does, then a CPU upgrade would be better than more RAM. If it doesn't, then look into RAM or consider a new motherboard.

Remember, upgrading equals money. Choose wisely.
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does ur mobo have agp 8x? cuz if it only has 4x then u should upgrade so u can get the best performace from ur vid card...a 9800xt is awesome... it also depends on how much ur willin to spend... dont buy micro atx or baby atx they suk
another stick of 512 isnt that expensive so u may wanna spend less on ur mobo so u can buy more ram
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now thats what i was talking about MR. MONGER.
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its a 4x slot. What else does a new motherboard have to be compatible with? It has to be compatible with the video card (meaning its got a agp slot right?), then im going to need to check if its compatible with my processor (how can i do that?) and what else will i need to check is compatible with my computer?
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also if ur getting a new mobo consider the amd 64 3400+ its moderately priced and murders the p4ee edition but isnt as good in multitasking(not a big problem for a gamer) the amd 64 uses a socket 754 or 939 or 940 dpending on the model (they also have a fsb of 2000mhz compared to p4's 533 or 800mhz)
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how do i know if that mobo is compatible with my processor? Is that all i need? A mobo comaptible with my ram, graphics card, and processor? Does it need 2 be compatible with anything else?
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I can solve this problems with the link below. Just buy the MOBO listed, and it comes with a compatible AMD64 processor, for a great price!!

HERE- http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...80717-R-240412

If that is over your budget, then do this one:

HERE- http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...80699-2-240412

The first option is great, the second is also good, but the first kicks the seconds @ss. Anywho, switch to a new MOBO and processor, and be happy. GL!
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BTW, all the links to MOBOs above are completely compatible with you Powersupply, Ram, GPU, and everything else.
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Well then, whats the overclocking stages that you gave me for OC'ing a regular 6800? You gave them to me before....but I kinda forgot (oops!)....
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Old 01-07-2005, 09:24 AM   #12
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Regular, as in non GT.

In that case...

First stage: 385/750
Second Stage: 390/775
Third Stage: 400/785
FINAL STAGE: 425/800

You can push it further probably, just be careful. Use coolbits.reg to do it, since it tests before it applies settings.
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well b4 u buy a new mobo do this( i bought a new mobo but i learned that it was useless b/c i didnt do this)
u have to check to make sure that you dont have an integrated processor(like if u buy a mobo/cpu combo cuz if u do u cant get it out...
unless ur sure u dont have an integrated proc u have to take off the heatsink and fan and see if the proc comes out...itll be on a squareish white thing if it can come out...if it dont the itll be just connected to the mobo
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Old 01-07-2005, 04:48 PM   #14
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ok thanks for telling me. So if the mobo has an agp slot its compatible with my graphics card, how can i check if its compatible with my ram? And if my processor comes out of my mobo, then it will work? What if i buy an AMD processor, will the processor from my pentium 4 work? Also if a AGP slot is 4x/8x it means that it can run a 4x/8x card such as a radeon 9800 xt pro on 8x right?

ALSO how do i know what harddrive interface i need for my computer?
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well all of that stuff should be in the manual or the place ur buyin it from should say on their page...a p4 mob is not compatible w/ an amd proc...
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look there are really good mobo n cpu combos out there, give me your ram type n the cpu speed u want n wut company, intel pentium 4 is the best amd sempron is the worst...
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dude, sayind pentium is the best is a matyter of opinion. An amd athlon 64 fx 55 whoops any pentium ass hands down. and besides if u buy a mobo/cpu combo chances are u cant get the cpu out.its kinda in
the mobo....trust me i kno i have one.. they suck if u ever wanna upgrade...u have to buy another cpu and mobo if u do
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i was excluding amd 64 cuz its fukin 64 bit...i kno 64 can own p4 cuz p4 is only 32 bit!
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r u serious they r stuck in.....=|omg thats so shitty i was gunna buy one 2 thanks for the heads up
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Wierd, I have never heard of integrated processors.... Oh well. Look, replace the MOBO and processor with and AMD64 chip. You can get both a really good MOBO and Processor together on www.zipzoomfly.com. . Just click the link on their site for motherboards, then click Athlon64, then click one of the bundles at the top (whatever is in your pricerange... simple as pie.)
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