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Old 02-04-2004, 09:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I need help, i have this computer http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/advent/faq/pc/3309.htm
I also upgraded the graphics card to a Radeon 9700 pro. The problem i have is that i understand this motherboard only supports up to AGP 4x and my card supports 8x. Would it be a good idea to buy a mb that supports 8x or upgrade some other component to improve gaming visuals/performance? Oh and what is the highest processor and ram i can put in?

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Old 02-04-2004, 09:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-04-2004, 10:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yea get a good board that will support the newer things for a good time, and get soem higher quilty ram 512 works but the computer works at its best when you hit over 1 gig. Plus remember it helps to use duel chanel so if you can get two sticks of 512.
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Old 02-04-2004, 11:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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ok, just been out and bought a MSI nForce 2 ULTRA 400 Chipset Based K7N2 Delta. Will this suffice? Will gettwo sticks of 512 ram when i can afford it.

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Old 02-04-2004, 12:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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you could get a new processor for $82 (XP 2500+ @ 333FSB) all the way up to $229 (XP 3200+ @ 400FSB)
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Old 02-04-2004, 12:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah, a new processor should do you good. Buy it before the memory if money is an issue. The 2500+ comes highly recommended, as it is very overclockable.

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