power supply question - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-05-2007, 09:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
soulafien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 128
Default power supply question

Hey all soulafien here

here are my specs

biostar p4m800 mobo
1.5 gig 3200 ram
7600gs 8x agp
audigy sound blaster
300 watt psu
Intel Celeron D 340, 2933 MHz

first question --if i upgrade to the p4 3.0 gig will there be a noticeable difference in my gameplay?

second question can my psu power all that good enough?

games i play

battlefield 2142
nwn2

neverwinter nights 2 is an incredible resource hog and even on low settings(ie all the way down)its still choppy when theres any amount of action on the screen. will th p4 help this? or am i just throwing money away and should start saving for a new comp?
__________________

soulafien is offline  
Old 07-05-2007, 09:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
Mod Emeritus
 
b1gapl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 13,044
Default Re: power supply question

To get more gaming performance, it's the graphic card you should upgrade. If you upgrade to P4 3.0, yes...it is better than a Celeron, but you won't see a big difference.

The power supply will handle, the CPU upgrade though....but upgrading the graphic card, might require you to upgrade the PSU as well.
__________________

__________________


3770K | ASUS STRIX GTX 1080 | DDR3-1600 16GB | CORSAIR 650D | CORSAIR HX 850W | CORSAIR H100 | SOUND BLASTER Z | ASROCK EXTREME4 GEN3

b1gapl is offline  
Old 07-05-2007, 10:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
True Techie
 
soulafien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 128
Default Re: power supply question

my gpu is better than some of my friends that play 2142 with me and they play it on all high settings with a amd 2000+ and a smaller gpu. yet i still have to turn my gpu way down to play with them and not be choppy?
soulafien is offline  
Old 07-05-2007, 10:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
S0ULphIRE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 8,672
Send a message via MSN to S0ULphIRE
Default Re: power supply question

Upgrading to a P4 will make a difference. not a BIG difference, but should give you quite a decent increase in performance. Everything else seems to be ok. Your graphics card is fine with a 300W psu.
__________________
"As a result of all this hardship, dirt, thirst, and wombats, you would expect Australians to be a sour lot. Instead, they are genial, jolly, cheerful, and always willing to share a kind word with a stranger, unless they are an American." -- Douglas Adams
S0ULphIRE is offline  
Old 07-06-2007, 02:49 AM   #5 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
advancedgeek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Posts: 643
Send a message via AIM to advancedgeek Send a message via MSN to advancedgeek Send a message via Yahoo to advancedgeek
Default Re: power supply question

just get a core 2 duo processor it's good get E6320 or E6420.
__________________
Graphics card: Inno3D Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS @ 640/940 (core/memory)
MB: Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 v3.3 F12
RAM: 2 Kingston HyperX DDR2 800MHz (4GB total)
CPU: Core 2 Duo E6320 @variable rates (will fix my fan problem soon and overclock high again)
HSF: Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme & Antec Tricool 120mm fan
PSU: Delta Serverpower 550W
HD: Seagate 400GB ST340032AS & Excelstor 80GB (both SATA)
Case: don't know what case it is but it is very crappy
Optical Drive: Lite-on 16X DVD+&- RW DL (died) using a CD-ROM drive until I get a new blu ray burner or whatever i can get


http://web26.hopto.org:443/

**been afk from tech-forums for a while so this is the updates specs**
advancedgeek is offline  
Old 07-06-2007, 03:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
Inquiry - The Dark Cheese
 
darksideleader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 953
Default Re: power supply question

Quote:
Originally Posted by S0ULphIRE View Post
Upgrading to a P4 will make a difference. not a BIG difference, but should give you quite a decent increase in performance. Everything else seems to be ok. Your graphics card is fine with a 300W psu.
u kidding me? P4 will make a huge difference. I recently uped my Sempron 2200+ to a Athlon XP 2500+ for 18 bucks and the doubled cache really helps.
darksideleader is offline  
Old 07-06-2007, 03:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,151
Send a message via AIM to Deathawk Send a message via Yahoo to Deathawk
Default Re: power supply question

Based on both of the games you're interested in playing, I would recommend a total upgrade. You won't be able to play either at really decent settings if you upgrade only your video card or CPU, and if you're going to upgrade both, I would recommend against it, since I think this is a socket 478 system, and your video card is AGP.
__________________
Deathawk is offline  
Old 07-06-2007, 08:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
True Techie
 
soulafien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 128
Default Re: power supply question

indeed it is 478 and im a poor family guy with little money for gaming so anyways heres my planned purchases


Brand Intel
Processors Type Desktop
Series Pentium 4
Model NE80546PG0801M
CPU Socket Type
CPU Socket Type Socket 478
Tech Spec
Core Prescott
Multi-Core Single-Core
Name Pentium 4 3.0E
Operating Frequency 3.0GHz
FSB 800MHz
L1 Cache 12KB+16KB
L2 Cache 1MB
Manufacturing Tech 90 nm
64 bit Support No
Hyper-Threading Support Yes
Virtualization Technology Support No
Multimedia Instruction MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
Voltage 1.25-1.4V
Cooling Device Cooling device not included - Processor Only



Brand MASSCOOL
Model 9U291B1M3GO
Spec
Type Fan&Heatsinks
Fan Size 70mm
Compatibility Pentium 4 3.4 GHz (Prescott)
Pentium 4 3.2 GHz (Willamette / HT Northwood)
Celeron D 3.2 GHz (350)
Celeron 2.8 GHz (FC-PGA2)
Bearing Type Ball
RPM 3600 10% RPM
Air Flow 32.25 CFM at 3600 RPM
Noise Level 27.5 dBA
Power Connector 3 Pin, mainboard
Color Black
Physical Spec
Fan Dimensions 70 x 70 x 25mm
Heatsink Dimensions 90 x 78 x 47mm
Features
Features Easy install and remove system


i believe these are sufficient for the upgrade if not let me know.

if anyone can suggest a new tower for a very cheap price that will fit my needs then also let me knoe thank you for your help.

soulafien
__________________

soulafien 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
POST Troubleshooting Guide SYL\X/3K Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 7 03-07-2009 11:24 AM
Dell HP-1457F3 power supply moosehead1 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 4 06-27-2007 05:13 PM
Power Supply Brinson Overclocking and Modding 4 06-13-2007 09:12 AM
7 VSB from power supply?? GregJ Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 1 05-14-2007 11:36 AM
Can I use ATX Power supply without -5 volt out jar99 Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 2 05-12-2007 02:28 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:28 AM.


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