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Old 08-02-2004, 07:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which Should I upgrade First?

I already upgraded my Video card so im good in that department.
I don't have enough money to buy/build a comp. If you were in my position what would you upgrade 1st? Since I my mobo only supports pc133 ram I think I should get more ram for Half-Life 2.

Upgrade AMD Athlon 1700+


Upgrade 512 SDRAM

If i do decide to upgrade my processor, would any processor that supports Socket A motherboards do?

If I decide to upgrade my Ram how do I know how many pins it needs

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Old 08-02-2004, 07:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well, you are good with the 512mb but i think you should upgrade your cpu to an athlon xp 2400 or something like that ur good with the ram. thats what i think

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Old 08-02-2004, 08:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah I agree. But if your going to upgrade you might as well get a little more than 2500, I would get like 2800 or something. Cuse I mean, you don't upgrade everyday, so this is the chance to get the best parts out there. That way you won't have to upgrade for a while. I almos the same exact problem as you lol and I need to upgrade my processor also but I think I'll wait until christmas comes along.
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