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#1 Jmoore

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 01:37 PM

Hey everyone, it's been a looong time since I last posted but everyone here was VERY helpful in helping me upgrade a few components on my PC to run some newer games. Last time I was here I upgraded my integrated graphics chip to an AGP nvidia 7600 gs 256mb card, 430W power supply, and went with 1gb RAM. Everything is running great but I'm realizing its getting outdated quick. I'm not sure if it's time to go with a new system or if there is something else I can upgrade to get my system running games like quake wars, etc... Here is some brief info on my comp from an Everest summary:
Processor Properties:
Manufacturer AMD
Version AMD Sempron™
External Clock 166 MHz
Maximum Clock 3200 MHz
Current Clock 1750 MHz
Type Central Processor
Voltage 3.3 V
Status Enabled
Upgrade ZIF
Socket Designation Socket A
Motherboard:
CPU Type Unknown, 1750 MHz (10.5 x 167) 2500+
Motherboard Name MSI K7N2GM2-LSR (MS-7051G) (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce2 IGP
System Memory 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award (08/30/04)
I'm not sure what else to upgrade... Let me know if it's time to toss this and get a new rig or if it has a hope of keeping up in this rapidly changing gaming market. And thanks in advance everyone.

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 05:32 PM

for that agp video card and new memory there are few amd upgrade options

socket 939's with agp and ddr1 support are few and far between

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?p=MB-K8TN2F2&c=pw

the 939 cpu's are even disappearing

right now I would guess your lame cpu is what's really killing you

the good news is you could just build a new computer(that's a shame out the vid card) for fairly cheap
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Posted 30 September 2007 - 07:08 PM

Ya a new computer is your best bet.

If you can't afford a whole new system another 1gb stick of ram, upgrade processor, get a 1950 series ati card or nvidia 7900 series.

best processor for your board on newegg

ATI 1950 Pro's

7800GS


I think the best bet for your money might be the 7800Gs.
7900GS
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Posted 30 September 2007 - 07:51 PM

Thanks for the reply's fellas. Two questions, would I notice a significant difference going from a 7600gs to a 7800gs vid card? If so I would go ahead and spend the ~$150 on it. Also I have been doing some looking around and CyberPower PC's are hands down the cheapest rigs I can find. What recommendations do you have on their comps? Thanks again guys!

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 11:58 PM

Ya a new computer is your best bet.

If you can't afford a whole new system another 1gb stick of ram, upgrade processor, get a 1950 series ati card or nvidia 7900 series.

best processor for your board on newegg

ATI 1950 Pro's

7800GS


I think the best bet for your money might be the 7800Gs.
7900GS



sterling,

how can he put a socket 939 cpu in a socket a board?

the cheapest rigs I can find


don;t make the same mistake you made with the sempron

Edited by DaChew, 30 September 2007 - 11:59 PM.

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 03:04 PM

oops, I must of got mixed up after reading your post dachew.
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Posted 01 October 2007 - 04:48 PM

since i saw he had a socket a mobo, I first looked into a faster cpu, that was a dead end, my son will be glad to know his mobile xp is worth a lot of money now

then I figured the only realistic way to upgrade was a new mobo and cpu using his existing ram and gfx card

it's all about "Balance in the Force"
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