going round in upgrade circle

  aca 10:08 13 Mar 2005

. Get new Athlon XP 3000 333mhz (got price of £80 inc heatsink etc) along with additional 512mb RAM (£40)

Doing this will I see major improvements in graphics performance?

Or should I go for new mobo that takes new CPUs. Budget is limited to £120

Motherboard: CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1800 MHz (13.5 x 133) 2200+ Motherboard Name Asus A7V8X-X (6 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DDR DIMM, Audio, LAN) Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8377 Apollo KT400 System Memory 512 MB (PC2700 DDR SDRAM) BIOS Type Award Modular (09/02/04) Communication Port Communications Port (COM1) Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display: Video Adapter RADEON 9800 PRO - Secondary (128 MB) Video Adapter RADEON 9800 PRO - Secondary (128 MB) 3D Accelerator ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (R350) Monitor Samsung SAMTRON 95P Plus [19" CRT] (H3LKA10573)

Multimedia: Audio Adapter VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller

Storage: IDE Controller VIA Bus Master IDE Controller Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive Disk Drive ST340016A (40 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100) Optical Drive CDWRITER IDE5224 (52x/24x/52x CD-RW) Optical Drive HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4120B (DVD:8x, CD:12x/8x/32x DVD-ROM/CD-RW) SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions: C: (NTFS) 38154 MB (22324 MB free)

Input: Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard Mouse HID-compliant mouse

Network: Network Adapter WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface (

Peripherals: Printer EPSON Stylus C42 Series USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller USB1 Controller VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller USB2 Controller VIA USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller USB Device USB Human Interface Device USB Device USB Printing Support


  goonerbill © ® 10:33 13 Mar 2005

save ya money. you will see no graphics improvement in games but if you are talking about graphics in applications, yes you would notice some by adding more memory.

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