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Old 01-11-2005, 07:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an athlon 2400+ athlon xp (barton), 1gig of ddr pc2700 ram, radeon 9600 pro 128mb, 80 gig hard drive. 17 inch crt flat screen. Soyo kt600 ultra platnum mother board. I play Doom3, Half-Life2. I dont get good fps, and I have enough money to purchase either a new video card or new processor & motherboard. I can either get a amd 64-bit 3200+ 939 socket processor, with a matching motherboard, or go out and get a new videocard. Please tell me what will improve my gaming, ty. Preferably wich will increase gaming for Counter Strike - Source (half life2 edition)
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Trust me, you absolutely 100% no questions asked want to get a new mobo and processor.

The 2400+ XP only runs with a 266FSB!! Your PC2700 RAM is too fast for that processor. So you really need to get that new mobo and processor so you can get PC3200 RAM and have a nice fast system FSB.

With those things taken care of you should be able to play Doom3 and HL2 a lot better with that card. The 9600pro is still a good card and you should DEFINITELY take care of the CPU/Mobo issue first as it's basically one big freakin bottleneck
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Yeah, what he said, get a nf3 ultra w/a AMD 3500+ winchester core...
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Vid Card..
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ty, im gonna order tomorow
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Abit AV8 3rd eye and Athlon 64 3200+ or 3500+ winchester
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Old 01-12-2005, 03:20 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Dont listen to that. It'd be pointless to get a vid card with that system
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Old 01-12-2005, 04:45 AM   #8 (permalink)
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i would go with the new motherboard and cpu.
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