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#1 txwasthereason

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 08:54 PM

I'm intermediate at best with hardware, and i decided to upgrade my computer but i'm having some trouble deciding even after reading online. I'm looking to get good game play, not wanting to go all out though since most the games i play aren't really demanding. First off, the motherboard is listed as a standard AGP slot as having no data rate transferring modifier. Would it be better to run pci or agp for the video card in that case? will this that affect my video cards performance in the long run/should i think about a new motherboard?
Secondly, my power supply is 300w right now. I haven't seen any problems ever out of it yet, but would upgrading the ram, video card, and hard drive affect this?

thanks a TON in advance, im really lost.



Mother board: http://www.biostar-usa.com/mbdetails.asp?model=U8668+GRAND

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 01:13 AM

Hi txwasthereason, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

What games are you wishing to play?

Which RAM are you running in this machine?

If you are using the PC133 you could upgrade to the PC 2100 and get a little better performance out of it, modules this old are going to be expensive by comparison though. There are still AGP graphics cards out there, but you may have to up grade the PSU in order to use them.

I personally wouldn't invest in a machine this old, you could max out the RAM and upgrade the graphics card, but you still have a processor that only operates at 533MHz.

As for the AGP vs PCI, the 1x8 AGP has greater bandwidth and faster bus speed.

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