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Old 09-02-2005, 02:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was woundering what should I do, I want to get better gaming on my computer. I was woundering if I should upgrade my processor or should I upgrade my graphics card. If the graphics card which would you recommend for me.

RAM: 1.0GB
HDD: 420Gb Hard Drive
OS: Windows XP Pro
VC: MSI NX7800GT (stock)
PRO: AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice (stock)
MOBO: MSI K8N Neo4-f
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Old 09-02-2005, 08:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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upgrade the gfx card

your cpu is decent enough

id look into either a 6600gt or 6800gt depending on budget

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6800GT is way overkill and his processor would be a large bottleneck with even a 6600GT.

6600GT is the maximum card I would get for that PC
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Old 09-08-2005, 08:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Upgrade processor if anything, that 2.20 has a 400MHz FSB theres your bottleneck. See if your mobo will support a 533MHz or 800MHz FSB chip. If your mobo can and you don't want to spend alot of money go with a Celeron D 320(or higher) with 533MHz FSB. Newegg.com has Celeron D 320 for $71.00 then OC it to what ever you like. Celerons are good OCers and they do very well even without water cooling. Mine does 3.8GHZ on air, I have a Celeron D 320.
I have a ASUS 9550 GE(ATI) OCed at 305MHz core and
500MHz memory and it can pull 2900+ on 3D Mark 03 with my Celeron at 3.8GHz.
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videocard>processor>anything else. really i would do the processor and video card at the same time if you can, but really you need a new video card
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