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Old 03-12-2005, 03:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What's currently bottlenecking my system?

I'm relatively new to the hardware aspects of PCs, but I'm wondering what I should upgrade to get the best results...

My Computer:
LANPARTY 875P-T Mobo
Pentium 4 Processor
Radeon 9600XT
1GB of RAM

I'm thinking the video card, but I may be mistaken...

Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-12-2005, 03:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yea probaly video card, get a 6600gt if you are in a tight budget, if not 6800gt, or x850xt
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Old 03-12-2005, 03:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, the video card looks to be lower end of your system, but without any specifics on any of your parts, I can't really say.
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Yes, the video card looks to be lower end of your system, but without any specifics on any of your parts, I can't really say.

What do you mean by specifics? I can post them up if you can explain what you mean
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Old 03-12-2005, 04:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Like what is the speed of your processor, the mobo, etc.
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the name of all the brands, what speed each compnent is, etc.
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The P4 processor is 2.4ghz, according to DXDIAG.

The only brand I didn't identify was the RAM, but the only information I can find on it is that it's PC3200 DDR SDRAM, and there's two 512mb's.

I can't find/remember the brand, any suggestions on looking it up?
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Old 03-12-2005, 07:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Nah your ram's fine. 1 GB is good for anything out these days. I would think that it's the processor, but I don't know what that mobo's like.
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Oh, and I'm not sure how to look up the speed of my mobo...

I've looked it up on newegg, but I'm not sure which of the specs dictates the speed.
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I don't think there's a way to look up the speed of the mobo. I think the mobo's in one of the gray areas where how good it is depends on opinion and price (generally the more expensive the better).
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