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Old 07-26-2006, 05:21 AM   #1
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hi i have a compaq evo d510 CMT. currently it has a 1.8 ghz p4. 256 pc2100, fx5200 gpu, dvd-rw, windows xp, 20 gig HD.Agp 4x/8x

PLANS:
-160 gig HD IDE (own)
-1 gig patriot pc2100 (buy)
-All new cables
-3.2 ghz P4 processor 533mhz
-LCD monitor (not sure which)


If anyone has suggestions wat i should add next go ahead to tell me. dont hesitate. i wanna see how much i can max out my compaq. thanks
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Old 07-26-2006, 07:53 AM   #2
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I would get a new GPU, the FX5200 is a horrible GPU. A 6600 or 6600GT would be good.
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Old 07-26-2006, 08:08 AM   #3
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Do you want to game on it?

You could add a motherboard to your list, and use the existing computer as some sort of server.
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Old 07-26-2006, 05:17 PM   #4
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well whats the best video card i could get for a 4x agp. (sorry its only 4x). and i will probably do a little gaming but not a monstrous amount.
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Nope, your wrong. all AGP8x video cards are backwards compatable with AGP4x.
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Old 07-26-2006, 08:32 PM   #6
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no i mean. the agp port on the mobo is 4x and i have a 4x/8x card. bur is there a btter 4x agp card i could get?
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A 6600 or 6600GT would work fine. It's an AGP4x/8x card.

I meant they are backwards compatable with 4x slots.. mah bad.
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Old 07-27-2006, 02:57 AM   #8
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i kno, but why would i buy something that i cant fullly use and unlock its potential. will it still look as good as it does in 8x mode?
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It wouldn't look any different on 4x in terms of visual quality, and in terms of performance, from my experience, it doesn't make that big of a difference. I think it would be worthwhile to go ahead and get one.
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Old 07-28-2006, 04:24 AM   #10
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hmmm.ok.i'll look into it .thanks
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