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Old 12-04-2004, 06:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default FIXED: Are these good upgrades?

I currently have a store bought 3200+ AMD athlon XP, 512MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM, 160GB HDD, ASUSTek Explorer4 MOBO (A7NBX-LA). Are these good uprades? I noly have $300 but i might be able to get 700 in a few weeks.

(2) Mushkin 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200=$67each

Mach Speed "Viper V600DAP" VIA KT600 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU=$47.50

2nd HDD-Seagate 200GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive=$115

If i get the extra 400 i might get:
XFX nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB GDDR3, 128-Bit, Dual DVI, AGP 8X, Model "PVT43AND"=$245

Are these good or should i get something else? If you have any suggestions that'd be cool. Thanks.

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Old 12-04-2004, 07:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd suggest you not get that memory. I've never even seen ram timings that were that slow. You should invest in a good stick xms corsair insted of that mushkin crap. (1 high quality stick of 512 is better than 2 extremely slow 512mb sticks.)

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Old 12-05-2004, 12:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I got two sticks of 256 corsair XMS and trust me is way better than muskin. He's right, can't go wrong with Corsair *XMS*

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Old 12-05-2004, 12:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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VIA KT600 was nice, but nVidia's n-Force-2 really became a flag-ship chipset for AMD AthlonXP platform. so i'll suggest that one.

although VIA isnt bad, as it has really shown performance in 64 bit platform with its K8T800-PRO chipset.
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