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Old 04-04-2007, 07:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to try and get another good year or so out of my computer. I only want to put a little money into it. I use my computer for TV/video, Video Games (oblivion , BF2 are the big hogs), Art Programs. I'm currently considering upgrading Either my CPU or RAM. I currently have 512mb pc3200 ram (board is only pc2100 though) and a P4 2.0ghz Northwood (478 soc). I would either get a 2.8 or 3.0 P4 or boost my ram up to 1G by adding another 512. Its about $70 for the cpu or 40 for the ram. Both is not an option at the moment but might be by mid summer. Which would give me a boost for the buck right now?

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Old 04-04-2007, 08:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You need more RAM no doubt about that. You will notice a huge difference. Go with RAM and you'll be happy :happy:

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Old 04-04-2007, 09:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yea you will see only a small increase in performance from uping the CPU (5-10&#37. Ram is best option.
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Old 04-04-2007, 09:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ram For Sure
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Old 04-06-2007, 10:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Ok thanks
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