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Old 10-17-2004, 11:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ok i need to upgrade my wifes pc its a p3 800mhz with a radeon 6500 and 256megs of ram. she wants to play the sims 2.0 on it but it only gets like 10fps lol. I am on a fairly low budget. I saw a pci geforce 5700 and a pci radeon 9200. Should i upgrade the gfx card to one of these, or upgrade the cpu and mb? wasmt sure if the cpu would bottleneck a better card like that or not. Because when i underclock my system down to lik 800mhz, my x800 still gets like 4000pts on 3dmark05
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what budget?
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dont wanna spend more than 175 really
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Old 10-18-2004, 01:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Maybe upgrade the vid card to a ati 8500. Funnily enough, the 8500 benchmarks higher than the 9200. Also, when I was browsing the futuremark website, I found some P3s with benchmarks higher than a lot of P4s, just because they had a really good vid card.
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