Suggestion for the PC upgrage.
I am about to upgrade my PC. Currently I have Asus P4P800-Deluxe with 3.2MHz HT and 2 GB of RAM. I use the system mostly for video editing. I would keep the system, but I think there is something wrong with the MB. While I am editing in Adobe Premiere Pro my entire PC locks up. It is a long story. It started locking up before I upgraded to 3.2MHz. At the time I replaced almost everything CPU, Memory, Cooling Fan nothing helped. At this point I just want to replace everything.
This is my 4th or 5th upgrade in 12 years or so and in the past it has always been Intel. However, now all the new Intel MBs only have one IDE slot. I still have couple of IDE HDs and 2 DVD-RAM burners, which I connect to the Primary and Secondary IDE connections. I guess I can get the IDE to SATA adapters, but they require additional power and I do not know how they work.
Anyway, after researching the new MB and CPU, I have decided on the following:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Dual Core Processor 939
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard
Corsair XMS 2GB PC3200 DDR DIMM Memory Kit TWINX20483200C2PT
Antec SmartPower 2.0 500 Watt ATX12V v2.0 PSU PCIE Ready Model SP500
SAPPHIRE 100119L Radeon X550 256MB 128-bit DDR PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
I think this shoud fit my needs for video editing.
So at this point I am just waiting for the AMD prices to go down. Any idea when that's going to happen?
Please let me know if the setup is OK.
P.S. What is SLI stands for and what is the difference between Slot 939 and AM2? Should both work with Vista when it comes out?