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upgrade issues

Discussion in 'Hardware Q&A' started by munim2020, Feb 12, 2006.

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  1. munim2020

    munim2020 New Member

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    hi guys..
    here is my PC config:
    intel p4 2.4 ghz
    asrock intel 865gv
    512 mb ddr266 ram
    80gb ata HDD
    bigtek nvidia geforce 6200 agp
    rest is not important..
    now the thing is i want to upgrade my computer..
    i don't want to sell my graphics card as i recently brought it and i am extremely happy with its performance.
    the problem is that i am a student and i don't have a big budget so i can't upgrade my mobo AND my processor...
    i feel i need to upgrade my mobo as the 865 chipset is really old.. but i need a new mobo which still supports AGP8x.
    also the m/b must support my current processor(478 socket).. i think this is not possible... am i right?
    my other concern is that my harddisk is the old ATA one and it has too much precious data.
    please advise me on what to do..
     
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    I can only suggest you put in an additional RAM, whats the budget you are willing to spend...
     
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    mohit The Hardware Labs

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    post your exact budget for the upgrade. and please mention why do u wanna upgrade ?? where exactly do u want the perfomance boost like in gaming or in anything else ??

    still what i suggest is you do the following,

    Get an ASUS P4C-800 series mobo .. they are of the excellent performing Intel 875P chipset. This will cost you around 4-5k.

    Upgrade your RAM to 512 MB DDR 400 from Kingston/Corsair/Transcend. This will be for 2.5k.

    Buy a new Seagate SATA HDD and you can still use the old HDD also. This will be for 2.8k.

    The above upgrade will be a boost in perfomance but not all the very best also. And the 865 chipset is also very decent and I dont see any real benefit of changing it. If you want better perfomance in gaming then just change your graphics card and upgrade your ram to ddr 400 512mb.
     
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    yeah prolly a RAM upgrade of 1gig of DDR 400 will do the job
     
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    I dont think Asus P4C800 boards are available anymore.Even if they are i dont think they would cost 4-5k,definitely not.. :wink:
     
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