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Old 02-24-2011, 06:46 PM   #1
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Default Worth upgrading parts?

I am thinking of upgrading some parts on an older PC. The parts are:

ABIT AV8 939 VIA K8T800 Pro ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Socket 939 Processor

ATI Radeon 9550 Video Card

1GB PC3200 RAM


Orion XP400 350w PSU

What do you think?

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Old 02-25-2011, 03:14 AM   #2
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Default Re: Worth upgrading parts?

that's a bit of a dinosaur these days

However, there are some newer Radeons in AGP form, and there are newer Athlon 64's than the 3000+ that use the same socket. Depending on where you're from you might have trouble finding older hardware at reasonable prices, since the dealers here go crazy and slap 'Legacy' tags on anything older than a year or two.

You could (probably) find parts to replace most of this PC, it's just a case of:

1. i'm not sure of the actual performance increase
2. i'm not sure if it would really be worth the money you'd be spending
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