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Old 06-24-2004, 01:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well here are my computers specs:

AMD Athlon XP 3200+
512MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM
160GB 7200PRM Ultra DMA hard drive
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CD-RW
Integrated NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics with 64mbs

Do i need to uprade any of that... i do some gaming but not dedicated to it. Also i am interested in getting another computer and using this as my back up. My friend is going to make it for me and i don't know if i should stick with AMD or switch to pentium 4... He says i need to make my own choice on which prossecor. So what do you suggest?
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Old 06-24-2004, 02:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That graphics card is the only thing that is in desperate need of upgrade. Get a ATI Radeon 9800 Pro or better. The rest of it is pretty up-to-date, although not top-of-the-line.
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Old 06-24-2004, 05:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, if u want to play all the latest games, u r definitely need to upgrade your graphic card.
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Old 06-24-2004, 06:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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yes I'd say get at least a 9600 XT although a 9800 pro is preferable
also, the only thing after that would maybe be the RAM, from PC2700 to 3200 although you wouldn't really need that
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Yeah just the video card. If you switch to intel, you'd have to get a new mobo too. And reformatt your hdd because of it.
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if you go all out, stick with amd. AMD 64 3200 or 3500
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whats the difference with AMD 64 and AMD XP? Which one is gernerally faster?
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hey i just wanted to repeat everything like everyone else.. upgrade the video card
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Yeah get a 9600, 9700, or 9800 (128mb or more)
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hey i just wanted to repeat everything like everyone else.. upgrade the video card
WURD...

and i suggest AMD, my opinion , it's great for gaming, but it's ur choice
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