The catalogue I ordered from Novatech came the other day, and I've been amazed at its content, from pcs to mobo's to graphics cards and the like, but it's made me come to the conclusion that there is more I can do to my current setup.
Currently I have, Pentium 4 2.533Ghz Geforce 4MX440 512Mb ram 80Gig Hd Added Creative sound card Xp
Despite what I thought was a good spec, the pc locks up, is really slow, at times, and is useless on alot of games, and it would stand little chance of running the very latest games. Another thing that I now know is the fact that its a socket 478, which was, according to a website I was browsing, "used on older Pentiums and Celeron processors" What I would like to know is would this "socket 478" control what I can do to my setup, or would I be better off striping the whole case and basically starting again.If the latter, what do I need to know about compatibility issues, and lastly, where on earth do I start ?
Would just an increase in ram and a new graphics card make a difference? Ram I know can go upto 1Gb, but then what type of graphics card could I buy,and how do I know what type of fitting it is. (Is that the PCI slot thingy) ? I've got two pci slots free.