I'm afraid to say I have not worked on computers before but the outfit that built my system over 4 years ago is no longer open. I would like to upgrade this one rather than buy all new right now. It would mainly be used for Photoshop but would like to use for gaming too.
Can I upgrade the nVidia 6600 video card with an nVidia 8800?
Would it run faster upgrading the AMD 3000+1.8 with a 3800+ 2.2 processor?
It currently has a 350 watt power supply and 1Gb of ram. Upgrading to 3 Gb ram.
Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
Here are the board specs I copied from the PDF for the MSI K8N Neo4 Series MS-7125 (v1.X) ATX Mainboard:
Supports Socket-939 for AMD K8 Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 (Socket939) processor
Supports up to Athlon64 3500+, 3800+, or higher CPU
nVIDIA nForce4 Ultra
- HyperTransport link to the AMD Athlon 64/Athlon 64 FX CPU
- HyperTransport supporting speed up to 1GHz (2000MT/s)
- Supports PCI Express x16/x1/x2 interface
- Two independent SATA controllers, for four drives
- Dual Fast ATA-133 IDE controllers
- IEEE802.3 nVIDIA MAC for 1000BASE-T
Supports dual channel, eight memory banks DDR 266/333/400, using four 184-
pin DDR DIMMs
Supports a maximum memory size up to 4GB
Supports 2.5v DDR SDRAM DIMM
(For the updated supporting memory modules, please visit MSI -- MICRO-STAR INT'L CO.,LTD.
One PCI Express x16 slot (supports PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a
One PCI Express x1 slots (supports PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a
One PCI Express x4 slots (supports PCI Express x2 device only )
Four 32-bit Master PCI Bus slots, includes one orange slot which is reserved as
a communication slot.
Support 3.3V/5V PCI bus Interface