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Old 11-02-2005, 11:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My computer runs slow and I want to know what should be the first steps in upgrading my system. I have:

AMD Athlon 1500
MSI Motherboard
1gb PC2700 DDR RAM (2x512)
120GB 7200rpm HDD
Geforce MX440 AGPX4 Graphics Card

I was think to moving to a motherboard with integrated graphics (mayve a MSI RS480) and a AMD 64 3000 CPU. Then upgrading the graphics card later.

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Old 11-02-2005, 11:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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cpu....
mobo....
vid card....

new system...
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Old 11-03-2005, 12:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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but if you were to make a change?
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Old 11-03-2005, 12:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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do what you said upgrade the mobo and cpu and graphics later
but that also means new ram
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Old 11-03-2005, 01:00 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm guessing you have a socket A (462) mobo and processor, right? Well, if you are going to get a new socket mobo, say 939, you would most likely need new ram as your ram is PC2700 and if not all, most 939's only support PC3200 ram.

I would recommend the following:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491
MSI K8N Neo4-F 85$

Either stick with the 3000+ or get the 3200 for like 10$ more
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535
AMD 64 939skt. 3200+ 152$

What you like to do will determine what you would want in a graphis card. If you are a gamer/graphics designer or think you may become one later on, I suggest an Nvidia 6600GT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150098
130$ after rebate Not particularly in love with XFX, but it's cheap.
or if you're on a budget, something like this (I'm not too sure, so ask around first)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814122226
Leadtek 6200TC
60$

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440
Simple, do not get if you are wanting to overclock..
80$

=

337 - 447$

You may also want a new case if you have a name brand hp, emachine, dell, etc. system.
A new PSU may also be needed.
My recommendation - keep that computer in tact, possibly sell it, and build a new computer.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102510

if you are on a budget dont get the 6200tc sense it shares ram with your computer get a 9600XT :O
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