Gaming PC need an overhaul

By Condor
Oct 2, 2007
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  1. hey guys

    I need a new CPU and MOBO, I think my one cord is not up to the task any more :<

    The important thing is that I wanted the new CPU and mobo to be compatible with my current ram (CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit) - I also brought other similar one, so i should have 2 gig when i do my next upgrade :>

    Heres my video card if anyone want to know: POWERCOLOR 1900XT512OEM Radeon X1900XT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - OEM

    The reason I wanted to upgrade my PC is due to my low FPS when playing Clive Barker's Jericho Demo. When I active Frap the game FPS drop from 65 FPS to 15, so I want a PC that let me play that game at 40+ FPS when Frap is activated.

    Appreciate in advance
  2. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    That is almost impossible unless you work for NASA or something :haha:

    I think your RAM is most likely the problem since CPU and the Mobo almost have nothing to do with your lag ( because FRAPs doesn't take that much CPU usage, it's the real-time recording that does )

    my computer ( befor I sold, it's the one when you click "See Computer Specs thing" ) has 2gigs of RAM and before when I only had 1 my FPS would be really low during recordings, when I upgraded to 2gigs it would go from 20fps to about 45fps

    Also your RAM is hold because it's DDR1 184-pin PC3200 ( about 2-3 years old? ) so maybe upgrading to DDR2 800 would do the trick as well lol
  3. Condor

    Condor TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 461

    hey sounds good timepardox!

    will the DDR2 800 compatible with my current mobo? xD
    if so any recommendation ^^

    thz m8
  4. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    If you link me your mobo on newegg or something then i'll check, Most mobos these days are pretty cheap ( from $50-120 ) that can run with DDR2 RAM, if your mobo probably can't since the RAM slots are 184-pin and newer RAM has like 240-pin or something, so i'll look up some good RAM + Mobo for a cheap price!! :D


    The only problem you might have is that since your mobo is old (sortof), you might have to upgrade the CPU aswell :(

    If your Mobo now supports AM2 CPU slot then it'll be all good though :D

    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145590

    Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131014

    CPU ( If Needed ): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103759


    This list isn't the best or cheapest you could find, but it's good enough :p
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,410   +213

    It's unlikely. If you have 184 pin DDR RAM now, you won't be able to fit 240 pin DDR2 RAM. It's likely your old motherboard is a socket 939 AMD CPU motherboard.
  6. Condor

    Condor TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 461

    thx guys appreciate it xD

    I'll book mark this page for my next upgrade, those are good and affordable deal! i like it

    PS. how do i add my system spec feature like you guys have?

    the thing just right below our location and member since:

    example:

    Location: DE_Dust 2
    Member since: Aug 2006, 2,650 posts
    System specs

    : D
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,410   +213

    Go to edit your user profile. There is a new box to check to allow everyone to see your system specs.
  8. Condor

    Condor TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 461

    nice, i would kiss u :lo
  9. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,410   +213

    Only if you are a girl. :)
  10. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,281   +24

  11. Condor

    Condor TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 461

    cool , thx Rage_3K xD
     
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