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Worth Upgrading This?


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#1 Londonchris

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 04:17 AM

Is it worth upgrading this computer for gaming or should i just get something better?
http://www.fujitsu-siemens.com/resources/127/1367041067.pdf
512mb, integrated videocard of a whopping 32mb :thumbsup:
mobo is here http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=PM812-V
By the time i get more ram,a videocard (AGP) and a new psu (300wmax now) i might as well just save a bit more and get a better machine with pci-e slot or decent videocard already fitted?
Any suggestions?

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 04:19 AM

mobo link no good.
It`s a micro-star ms 7071

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 07:33 AM

It depends on how serious you are about gaming, which processor is in the computer, how much ram, how much the graphics card and new power supply would be.

The strange thing about the motherboard in this computer is that it only supports up to 3gbytes of RAM and not 4. (If you have a dual channel or dual threading processor each bank must be setup with identical ram.)

What's it going to cost to get it the way you want it?

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 03:58 PM

Most major manufacturers aren't working on AGP video cards anymore. nVidia has topped out at the FX 7800 GS and won't go any further.

I'd say that if you went with this, you'd be limiting yourself to the old technologies. So, the next time that you want to upgrade you'll have to get all new equipment (because the mobo doesn't support the new technologies).

So the question is...Are you going to be satisfied with this system until it becomes time to get a new one? You're looking at (in the future)
AM2 or Intel Core Duo processor/slots
DDR2 or higher memory
SATA or SATA II hard drives
PCIe video cards, SLI, etc
Larger power supply (to power all this new stuff)
mobo that supports all this new stuff.

FWIW - I was going to wait until Vista (and the new technologies) became a bit more stable before I upgraded. But now it's looking like I'll need to upgrade before them - so I'm on a crash course with the new technologies to see what I must have, and what'd be nice to have in the very near future.

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