well.....1st thing you shoulda got was an AMD processor,just plain and simply,better than P4 for 3D and games......hands down.But besides that you have only the G2 to work with........try gettin a G3 Ti200 and you be getting 6500-7000 average scores.Trust me......it is a worthy investment
BTW........get AMD next time.....you'll get what you pay for and the performance is the king
I guess you should have got an AMD chip. because my Athlon XP 1700 running at 1.54 gig, with my Geforce3Ti500 @ 250/265 I get a whopping 9370 ! Thats a whole 700mhz+ slower than your machine, yet its on a par. I'll bet mine was cheaper too
But I wouldn't be complaining if I was you either
I like to buy what I feel is the better product. Amd is alright if you got a lot of time to mess around fixing incompatability problems. Those are good scores. I hope that you some day have a bit more $ so you can afford intel!
Incompatibility problems ? You should have a word with a couple of my mates who've recently bought p4 rigs, no end of problems.
Guess not everyone things Intel chips are all they're cracked up to be. Not saying AMD are better, just saying I've had a lot less problems with mine than those people i know with p4's.
I mainly use my pc for gaming, and that seems to be the Athlon XP's strong point, which is why I went with it. I was also looking at 2 gig p4's, but why spend my hard earned £'s when i could get the same performance for a lot less ? More money in my pocket to spend on other things rather than ploughing it all into my pc and not gaining anything in a gaming environment. Plus with the money I saved I got an Audigy card and Cambridge Inspire 5.1's, so not only does my pc cream the crap out of games, but it is also ridiculously loud. Oh, and I still had change left over from the price of a 2 gig p4 without the sound card and speakers. Perhaps 1 day I'll have enough £'s to buy a p4 as a second system for word processing
Elitegroup K7S5A latest BIOS
Western Digital 40gig WB400bb
512megs PC-133 RAM
NVidia GeForce3 Ti 200 128megs DDR
Get about 6350, which I think is about right
My housemate has an identical system with only 64megs less on his Geforcec3 and 256megs of DDR ram rather than 512sdram and he gets 6600 - the *******, think DDR ram and a nicec SB Audigy could be my next updates...