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Created On: 12/12/2006 05:56 PM
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 12/12/2006 05:56 PM
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stellarsmf
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Hey,

Techpeople,

I was wondering the thoughts on how best to spend this 3 that's burning in my pocket. I want a new system with the best I can get.

Should I keep this XP Athlon 2400 or go with another proc. and board?

What should I do??????

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 12/12/2006 06:02 PM
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Please list all the system details.



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MSI K7N2 Delta2 LSR|35w XP-M2400 11x214 1.62V|2x512MB OCZ EL 2 2 2 11 2.9V|9600XT|Seasonic 350w
Abit AN7|XP-M2800 10.5x227 1.62V|2x512MB Mushkin XP4000 2 3 2 11 3.2V|9600XT|Seasonic 550w
Asus A7V600|XP-M2600 6-11x202 1.6V|2x512 Crucial PC3200 2.5 3 3 9 2.7V|PCI 32MB gfx|Corsair 450w
 12/12/2006 06:13 PM
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stellarsmf
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quote:

Originally posted by: bogey
Please list all the system details.


Ok
Here's the skinny.
I have a [content edited] /wacko.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wacko:" border="0" alt="wacko.gif" /> Maxtor 80G hd. (Which I'd like to throw out the window........slowly... same as it acts) The drive is an ATA 133 with 8mb cache @7200rpm. It starts apps slowly but retrieves them very quick.

A Verto GeForce FX 5500 Agp 8x 128mb

524 Ram (2 chips)
Chip #1 256 pc2100 266mhz, Chip #2 256 pc 2700 333mhz

All sticking on a Soyo SYK7VMP2 board.
Powered by 400 watts
Thats the skinny.

Now what to do.

Thanks,

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 12/12/2006 06:56 PM
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The board supports 333fsb, but does your memory? You could get a 333fsb barton xp in that case. Increase the size of the memory (1024MB). Get a faster AGP grahics card if you want game.

Also you forgot to mention a fairly important part of the system. i.e. the power supply.

But really you'd be better off putting the $300 towards a new platform. That would mean changing most of the parts(board, power supply probably, cpu, memory probably, graphics cards and hard disk if it's that slow).

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MSI K7N2 Delta2 LSR|35w XP-M2400 11x214 1.62V|2x512MB OCZ EL 2 2 2 11 2.9V|9600XT|Seasonic 350w
Abit AN7|XP-M2800 10.5x227 1.62V|2x512MB Mushkin XP4000 2 3 2 11 3.2V|9600XT|Seasonic 550w
Asus A7V600|XP-M2600 6-11x202 1.6V|2x512 Crucial PC3200 2.5 3 3 9 2.7V|PCI 32MB gfx|Corsair 450w
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