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#1 pofrot


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Posted 04 March 2008 - 09:18 AM

Hi guys

Im looking to upgrade my system. Ive recently come to the conclusion my system sucks/is really old.
I use my pc for all kinds of stuff, photoshop, internet, watch movies you name it. Weekends i play eve-online which is a very cpu demanding game. This is the main reason i wanna upgrade. Im getting super lag. Ive got 2 gb ram, 8mb broadband, 512mb graphics so shouldnt be a prob right?
I bought this motherboard bout 3 yaers ago. Gigabyte Ga K8nf.
Running 3000+ socket 939
250gb HD x2
and stuff mentioned above
oh yeh ddr4 memory sapphire ati 1550

Id like a board that uses dual/twin pci-e 16 if possible.
Ive resently bought a sapphire 512mb graphics card and would like to carry that over and the memory if possible.Ive got about 300 quid to spend.Maybe more depends what u guys says.

Well that all i can think of, hope this is enough info.
Ill await your gaimng pc replies


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#2 Sneakycyber


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Posted 05 March 2008 - 04:19 PM

There isn't much available new for the socket 939. You will need to upgrade the Processor, MB, and most likely the Memory too. Your current board uses DDR memory and most new boards with the requirement of Crossfire technology require DDR2 memory. Do you have a dual core processor? If not you could upgrade the processor to dual core.
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Posted 06 March 2008 - 03:54 PM

I would have to agree. . .You're not going to get very far with that board. DDR2 is almost a requirement for games these days. Luckily, it's getting really cheap. Also, I would stay away from crossfire/sli if possible, it's just simply not as good as a single card right now.

Second the dual core idea, that'll give a decent boost in everything you do.

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