Hi, back again for some help.
Built my system 4 years ago, and have been mostly happy with it.
Chipset fan failed on the mobo failed like the first person who responded about my build said it would, and my powersupply failed.
Have been very happy with the cpu, the gpu has been a bit disappointing, and now is running very hot. 95C no apps, up to around 115C under load. I just tried playing LOTRO after not playing for 2 years and its unplayable. Screen freezes for about 30secs, followed by maybe 2-3 secs of game working. I also get random crashes playing AOC(old rts game) that I'm guessing are from the gpu overheating though I'm not positive. Game will run fine 10 games in a row, then it will just randomly insta crash on me.
I don't keep up with latest technology too much, so not sure how my cpu compares with newer processors (i7 quad?) Mostly curious if I can get by with just upgrading the gpu or if I'm looking at a new rig.
Basics of what I'm running:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core Processor - Retail $301
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Manchester 2.0GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
eVGA Geforce 7800GT 256-P2-N517-AX Video Card - Retail
Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P2-N517-AX GeForce 7800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $160
Newegg.com - ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
OCZ Gold Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail
Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 500 (PC 4000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ5002048ELGE-K - Desktop Memory
Link to entire build:
Think I'm ready to order.