SHOULD I UPGRADE? questions that im itchin to ask ::opinions needed!
my main activities on computer is pretty much all around but not too much of anything....i play games and look forward to the latest games, i download alot of music and store em, burn em, and i do alot of internet and bit of online gaming
currently i have a
compaq model 5108us
athlon 1.2GHz 200MHz
w/ 768mb SDRAM
WD80GB 7200 8mb (primary)
40gb (second one installed)
GeForce4 MX440 128mb
Creative Lab Sb Live!
DVD16x & 48cd-rw
i want a
p4 or athlonXP around 2.8-3.2GHz (really interested in HT on intel)
MEMORY: no less then 700mb
HD: possibly the one that im using 80gb
VIDEO: geforce fx 5200 256mb
my old dvd&cd-rw drives, sound card
upgrading my computer never crossed my mind cause my current computer havent gave me any serious troubles. but its been around 2years i think and i want to be updated wit the latest tech & i kinda torture myself if i should or not so i thought it would help if i came in here and asked few questions. i kno the basics of computers but not the details so please bear wit me..
would thre be a dramatic increace in speed from athlon 1.2 to about p4 OR athlon wit 2.6-3.2 GHz...? does it depend alot on the amount of ram?
would it be a good idea to use old parts on my new comp? or should i keep the compaq as it is? if i have it as is i dont kno what i could use the second computer for....
i dont kno how fast my second (compaq retail) HD really is...should i keep using my 80gig and 40 gig or would it be better or even faster if i just get a 120gb...?
is it a good time to upgrade? or should i wait a little bit for upcoming stuff...like the 64?
so basically im just askin for 2nd opinions on the comp upgrade so ideas, suggestions, comments anything would be appreciated...thnks