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Old 09-15-2005, 08:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
BIRISH
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Default Upgrade or Pay to find out whats wrong???

Ok this is what I am currently running...

Thermaltake Black Highest Xaser III Super Tower

ABIT "AV8" K8T800 Pro Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket 939 CPU - Retail

EVGA nVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT Video Card 256MB GDDR3, 256-Bit, TV-Out/DVI, 8X AGP,

Antec 550 Watt Power Supply With 2 Fans 5.25 Control Panel, Model "TRUE CONTROL 550W"

AMD Athlon 64 3500+, 512K, L2 Cache, Socket 939 Windows Compatible 64-bit Processor

Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, (Twin Pack) 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200

Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD800JD, OEM Drive Only

Western Digital 160GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD1600JD, OEM Drive Only

Sony Internal 16X DVD+R / Double Layer/DVD+RW Drive, Model DRU710A, Retail

ZALMAN CNPS7000B-Cu Copper CPU Cooler for Socket 478/462/754/939/940 CPUs -RETAIL

I have had this system for almost a year. At first I was running WOW and Counter Strike at a blister 1900x1200 and everything was so damn smooth and fast. Now it seems that my performance has just gone to hell. I have questioned getting it checked out since I have been screwed over before. I have been looking into some of the new boards and the new 7800 video card. Should I pay to get that system checked out, or just go ahead and replace the MB, Proc and vid card??? If I change to a PCI-E Board I can add another card down the road and what not. Plus the board I have now seems to be pretty buggy.
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