pci express

  polish 20:26 11 Jan 2005
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iam thinking of upgrading my p4 2.53 to p4 3.2
but iam wondering wether to save my money and wait a bit longer and go for the pci e mboard and card and i no i will need a new cpu the computer is used for new games office work internet etc.

  ste_bla 20:55 11 Jan 2005

If it is for games then get an AMD 64 939 cpu, rough price fr DIYing it;

AMD 64 3000+ 939 skt £110
Gigabyte NF4 PCI-E £70

If you havent got pc3200 ram then get this as this will give better performance than current RAM

2 x 512 pc3200 value £100

Whichever card!

Also you may need to change your PSU, if you were to go the P4 + PCI-E route then you would need DDR2 ram which is a lot more expensive for NO speed gain, P4 are on good for encoding at the moment

  The Sack 21:39 11 Jan 2005

If you move to a MOBO with PCI-E you will need a new PSU as the ATX power connector is 24 pins.

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