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Old 06-25-2004, 11:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright, in two weeks im going to have $200, was wondering where i should start upgrading my computer.

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look at some new RAM
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Get Kingston HyperX
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Should I look into a motherboard to overclock my 2.66ghz to 3ghz?
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Ya i would get a new motherboard. I like the Gigabyte's or Asus for overclocking. You also need a nice heatsink and fan if u want to get that cpu to 3ghz or more. I think your ram is fine. What do u do with this computer?
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Just another stick of RAM.
The system you have is a good one already, and for the most part it should last you awhile as it is.
If you were to upgrade your motherboard, the only valid reason I could see, would be to get an 8x AGP slot for your 9700.
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Alright so I'm convinced I need memory and a motherboard.

Recomendations on the motherboard would be helpful, thinking possibly of Abit or Gigabyte.

I'm pulled between Corsair and Kingston?
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Asus/Abit/Asrock/Gigabyte are all good brands. Brands to stay away from: PC-Chips, and I've also heard MSI is ****. Definently stay away **** like Syntax.
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