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Old 09-11-2005, 03:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello yall...Well, ive reached the end of my computers capabilities as is...I need recomendations on to what to do next...

I am running XP pro, Fedora Core 4 (via, vmware workstation), an AMD 3000+ on an Asus A7n8x-E with, 1 gig of ram and mirrored 80 Gig Drives, a creative sound blaster Audigy 2NX, and an ATI Radeon 9600SE....I am already gouna get another gig of ram and I am looking at one 200 or two 150 gig HD's (whichever I can get a good deal on)...

My processor is also getting a bit out dated...2.2 Ghz is a bit lagging, I have found myself waiting for stuff reciently.....Should I look at over clocking or a new processor....I would like to be at 3+...is that even posible with my set up?

So, any comments, questions, concerns or miss marked mail is(are) welcome....

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Old 09-11-2005, 09:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My vote is: Overclock that puppy!

The Asus-A7N8X-E (deluxe?) is a great motherboard for overclocking.

"I would like to be at 3+..." If you mean actual processor speed, then no way. If you mean pentium equivalent speed then you should be able to get there easily. hell, you're already at 3000+
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3000+ = 1.8

want 3.0, sure you can get 3.0 if you have watercooling. and some great G.Skill ram

EDIT: its not your cpu thats lagging you, its your video card 9600SE?

GET a 6600GT, or 6800GT. or 6800. and stick with the 1GB cause 2GBS dont OC very well...
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Thanks yall...

I am showing 2.17 GHz and I didnt touch anything when I built the machine...

I dont game, I watch DVD from time to time....but I am noticing it laging when I have firefox, winamp, photoshop and flash, 1stpage, and dreamweaver going...

Just for refferance, that video card can actually slow my machine down???

I know the Radeon 9600SE was a crappy choice, but I figuired that for $20 new in box from a neighbor who never used it was a real good deal...

I may serriously look at cooling it with water, I sleep next to this thing, and with 5 extra fans, this thing is LOUD... I took the right side cover off of it and it is running at 85.7F at medium load....

so, watercooling, graphics card, doing (more) overclocking and no ram???
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fan controller.

upgrade to 2GB to smooth flipping throught pages.

upgrade the video card.. duh. no matter what you do upgrade your vidoe card
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