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Old 01-16-2006, 02:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, so I'm a broke college student and was just informed that my CPU is a big bottleneck of mine (2500+ Barton), and I am well aware that my nForce 2 motherboard in a tiny Shuttle case is slowing me down some.

Sooo, I was looking at upgrades, and am considering using a Sempron 64 either 2800+ or 3000+, as they are both a good value for someone who doesnt have much money.

I would just recycle the 512 RAM (and add another 512), the 120 gig hard drive, the DVD drive, and the 6600gt graphics card.
Would this be a decent system in the end?
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Well, what are you planning on using the system for?

If its gaming, you wont be able to go to High or Ultra High with it.
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I am planning on using it for some gaming and basic tasks, games being Half Life 2, World of Warcraft, Morrowind IV.
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Should be fine man. Don't expect it to blow you away though.
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I just wanted to make sure that it would be better than the 2500+ Barton that I'm running now, if its not much better then I dont want to make the upgrade.
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Well with the cpu you wont notice much of a difference man. If I were you I'd invest it all in the graphics card and go for a 6800GS. That will definately be an upgrade you'll be able to notice.
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What are you frames in those games?
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Umm, "broke college student", I dont have any room in my budget for a 6800 model.

I've already got a 6600gt so I'm going to have to be content with that.
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Would it make more difference if I threw some more RAM into my comp instead of a new processor?
I ask because earlier I asked about my lag in heavily populated areas of World of Warcraft and somebody said it was my CPU.

So if I upped the RAM to like 1 gig or 1.5 gigs would that be more beneficial than a CPU upgrade?
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I think both need an upgrade
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