what should i upgrade first?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by unknown_user, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. unknown_user

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    amd athlon xp 1400 (1.2ghz)
    384 corsair ddr 2700
    pcchips m825v
    geforce mx 4000 64mb pci
    350w codegen
     
  2. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    If that's your existing configurations, then I'd say save up and do everything at once. There isn't any point in making small upgrades as we're now moving towards 64-bit computing which requires almost every component in that list to be upgraded all in one go.

    Even minor upgrades such as a faster cpu will most likely require you to upgrade the motherboard as well to support the faster processor.
     
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    i was looking for a small ugrade to play upcoming games and then like in 6 month build a new pc, i was thinking upgrading the gpu to a radeon 9800pro or a geforce 6600. and the problem with my processor its thats its integrated into the motherboard so i have to buy both the cpu and the mobo at the same time.
     
  4. ming

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    Not worth the upgrade in my opinion. When upgrading, you should aim to keep it for at least 1 year before making another upgrade (unless of course you have money to waste).

    Upgrading the GPU may be the wise choice at present, but I'd suggest that you think about what system you're wanting to upgrade to in 6 months time as you may be able to re-use the GPU as long as you're sticking to an AGP based motherboard.
     
  5. unknown_user

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    yeah i get your point, i guess i just have to wait. i was thinking in something like:

    amd athlon 64 3200
    some asus or msi mobo
    atleast 450 psu
    512mb ram
    geforce 6800 or radeon x800 or x850
    120 - 200 gb hard drive
     
  6. RickyC

    RickyC OSNN Addict

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    Yes, best to wait and go the whole hog. I'd up your RAM to 1GB in your new system and you can NEVER have enough hard disk space :)

    In 6 months time you'll probably be able to get a faster CPU for the same price as the 3200 is now. Same goes for the GFX card.
     
  7. unknown_user

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    whats better 1gb or 2x512?
     
  8. LeeJend

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    With a socket 939 amd 64 definitely the 2 x 512. It will allow dual channel acces that doubles memory bandwidth. That is the 939's claim to fame over the 754 socket the 939 supports dual channel DDR access.