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Old 06-10-2004, 05:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question How do I optimize my new computer

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I just recently bought a P4 2.8 cpu, with with an asus motherboard. I built it myself- but am wondering what are the best ways I can optimize it! Because I know it is well below it's potential. So besides the obvious get ram and update my video card, what else can I buy or do to make it run great!?

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Old 06-10-2004, 09:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can always take overclocking into consideration, other than that, you'll not reach your potential (because our wallets aren't rich enough =(.
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what are you trying to optimize it for? if it is for gamig, there are tons of guides out there.here is a cool place, http://www.blackviper.com/Articles/OS/OSguides.htm

there are countless other sites with guides too, all it takes is this site www.google.com and a few keywords, say: WinXP guides
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P4 2.8 ghz 533 fsb,
256 DDR 2100, 32 MB video,
20 and 40 gig hard drives,
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Well, your system not bad.Can watch movie n surf net.
Its just not very good for gaming.
No need to O/C cosz is just decrease your cpu lifetime.
U can increase your RAM to 512MB n buy a better graphic card.
Beside hardwares, u have 2 optimise your OS too for better performance. If u r using window Xp, try to tweak it.
It will make your system faster.
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Thanks everyone! I am thinking about getting a stick of DDR 2700 512mb and a Radeon 9600 pro. I think that should do it. I want it good enough to run America's Army and Unreal tournament 2004 pretty good.

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