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Old 09-09-2005, 06:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It is probably a good idea to upgrade your motherboard to one that incorporates PCI Experss technology. AGP 8x is quickly beccoming obsolete in favor of the faster PCI Express x16 slot. A new p4 board shouldn't cost more than $140. Unfortunatly, I do not think Intel manufactures a PCI Express board for the Northwood P4 processors, which would require you to purchase a new processor as well. Furthermore, you would probably have to buy DDR2 memory as well, as DDR and DDR2 are not cross compatable. (Intel motherboards now use DDR2 RAM)

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I don't think I'm in a position to go through the expense / trouble of building a new system... Yet. And no, they do not (to my knowledge) make a PCI-E mobo in socket 478. They are all LGA 775, 939, or 940. So yeah, I would end up getting a new CPU too.... Bleh.
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just buy either a 6800GT OC to ultra speeds. or stick with your 9600XT for about a year or two, save some moeny with that 300 dollars, and go full out blast with the new dual core proecssors and 8Gbs of ram
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Old 09-09-2005, 08:10 PM   #14 (permalink)
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8Gbs of ram
if that's not excessive.....i don't know what is.

however i'm sure that will be the norm...

in 2010.
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more in the year 2010 it will be 2terabytes for a regular home user and 4terabytes for a mean gaming machine
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not necessarily...maybe 1mb will be all that's needed but the bandwidth will be 1000x of what it is now
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