Help with an upgrade question please - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-08-2005, 01:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 4
Question Help with an upgrade question please

I currently have a pentium 4 2.0 overclocked to 2.66 with 1gb of ram, 80gb hd, ati 9600xt video card. My question is regarding gaming performance. What would be the cheapest way to upgrade my performance? Would upgrading to a Geforce 6800gt make an increase being that my board only has 4xagp? I usually play Starwars galaxies online. I have a cable modem as well. Thank you for any advice and help.

btw the main problem i have is when i play the game i get alot of stuttering and 1 or 2 second pausing in the game. I use adaware programs and defrag my harddrive as well as do a clean boot when i play.

Thanks again
__________________

silversvt26 is offline  
Old 11-08-2005, 03:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Delaware
Posts: 3,475
Default

Thats most likely read lag (hard drive).

If you are going to upgrade, get both a faster HD and card.
__________________

turtile is offline  
Old 11-08-2005, 04:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
PZEROFGH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 7,553
Send a message via AIM to PZEROFGH
Default

i say get another GB of ram that will stop your studdering and so will an upgrade to a 6600GT or up
__________________
Hmmm?
AIM/Xfire - pzerofgh
PZEROFGH is offline  
Old 11-08-2005, 06:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
Grandfather of Techist

\_(ツ)_/
 
Trotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The South
Posts: 31,302
Default

If you upgrade your vid card, be sure that your PSU can handle it.
__________________


My Rig: SABLE
Antec 300 Illusion / Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W / ASUS GeForce GTX 960 GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5
AMD FX 8320 x8 Black Edition / Gelid Tranquillo / MSI 970A-G43
Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB / Samsung 840 120GB / WD Black 750GB / WD Green 1TB
2x4GB DDR3 1600 - 2x2GB DDR3 1600
Win10 Ent 64-bit - Mionix Naos 7000 Mouse - CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mech Keyboard


R.I.P. Danny L. Trotter ... 14 Nov 1945 - 4 Sept 2009
Trotter is offline  
Old 11-09-2005, 04:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 4
Default

Thank you for the replies. One more question. What about adding a Second HardDrive. Just to install and run the game. Would that take care of the hard drive lag?
silversvt26 is offline  
Old 11-09-2005, 04:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
Do work.
 
molsen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 1,177
Send a message via AIM to molsen
Default

if it's fairly fast, yes.. 5400rpms is O.K. but I would look for hard drives faster than that w/ 8mb cache
__________________

__________________
http://mattjolsen.tumblr.com
flickr

Intel E8400 @ 3.78ghz
8gb (4x2gb) G.SKILL DDR2 1600 @ 420mhz, 5-5-5-12
ASrock P43Twins1600 (hates RAM dividers)
WD Caviar 500gb + 250gb hdd, 32mb cache
eVGA 7900gs @ 585/1700mhz
OCZ GameXStream 600w PSU
Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum
Cooler Master Centurion 5 case
molsen is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.