Hi everyone, hope all is well.
First, let me start by giving you my comp parts
AMD Athlon64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ ( 939 )
GA - K8U - 939
1024 MB DDR 400 ( Hynix, Kingmax, ) (2)
256MB ASUS A9550GE
Lite -on 1635S
16 -Speed LG or Lite-on DVD Retail Box
Firewire IEEE 1394 PCI Card
1.44MB Panasonic FDD
250GB ( Seagate) 7200rpm SATA
I hope that means something to you experts, cuz it all means nothing to me unfortunately!
When I ordered the computer, I just asked the guy who was putting it together for me for a good computer with good gaming capabilities. I really only play games on the side but I wanted the computer to manage a few now and then. The computer is primarily for work and internet usage. All was well in my life until my mate who knows computers quite well looked at my components and told me that both my motherboard and video card were basically crap and soon to be obsolete...gotta love his honesty . I know that I have had problems running some games.
It has been suggested that I should buy a nvidia 7600GT if I want a good mid-range card. However, I've also been told that buying a card like that compatible with an AGP motherboard would cost about the same as replacing my motherboard and buying a different graphics card. The suggestion I received was change my motherboard to a Abit KN8-SLI Motherboard - nForce4 SLI, HT2000, Dual Channel DDR400, Dual PCI Express x16 and add a Gainward GeForce 7600GT 256MB DDR3, 560Mhz Core Speed, Heatsink Solution, PCI-Express x16 video card to it. Or something along those lines
I just wanted to know if that sounds like a good idea to anyone and whether it's likely to speed up/slow down my system at all?
Thanks for any info