Athlonxp 1800

#1
I wonder if my cpu is bottlenecking my system i have an all in wonder 9700 pro? im thinking about buying a 2500 barton and matching my 512 pc2700 with another stick to alleviate this. any suggestions?
 
#2
Depends on what you mean by bottleneck. What are your framerates or 3Dmarks like? I think there are a few other threads about 9700 pro's with crappy 3D marks, take a look around for some of those. Otherwise, you're 1750mhz is pretty much a 2100+ I couldn't imagine that slowing you down too much. The only reason to upgrade might be to a 333 bus to match the ram.
 

Taurus

hardware monkey
#3
if you're trying to be thrifty, stay with your current processor. games are incredibly video card dependent right now, anyways. with all their fancy shader gadgets and whatnot.

but if you only have 1x512mb stick of memory, i'd consider getting another. games have been taking advantage of over 512mb of memory for a while so 1gb is a good amount right now to last you a while. you'd get better framerates with the dual-ddr, too. try to get a stick as close in likeness to yours as possible (brand, speed, model).
 
#4
i have the setup you want, and it was great until my accident. i say your processor is fine, unless like arson_nick said, you want to match your fsb with your ram.

512 is great, 1024 is awesome.
 

SkazzyUK

XP-erience Oldie
#5
Originally posted by dubstar
i have the setup you want, and it was great until my accident. i say your processor is fine, unless like arson_nick said, you want to match your fsb with your ram.

512 is great, 1024 is awesome.
Accident, what accident?

skazzy
 
#6
Originally posted by SkazzyUK
Accident, what accident?

skazzy
installed the ram backward, fried to ram, friend the ram module. now im RMAing both speratly to try and not draw attention to the fact that if they matched it up, they would see i installed it backward.

ram goes first, then if they replace it, motherboard goes.
 

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