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Give me yaws thoughts on my computer.(cpu and motherboard)

By Nick Lee
Apr 30, 2005
  1. My setup:
    ASUS motherboard
    ati 9550 (CATALYST 5.3 and CATALYST Control Center)
    512mb DDR ram
    cd rom52x
    AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2200+ 1.79GHz
    40 gig samsung
    110 gig wdc wd400
    300w power supply

    I'm thinking of this,
    http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813135191
    because it's better than the one i got, plus it should help my video card's graphics ... shouldn't it?

    last i needed a bigger cpu so i needed the motherboard because the socket is a 939 socket.

    thats why i'm getting this,
    http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103501

    I would get better but, my resources are limited.
    Do yaw agree?
     
  2. RickM

    RickM TS Member Posts: 27

  3. RickM

    RickM TS Member Posts: 27

    Hello again Nick Lee,
    Sorry about the information on the MSI mobo,
    other than it being an ATX form factor, it also supports PCI Express.
    I am pretty sure your ATI 9500 is AGP. I did not notice it until I took a closer look at the spec's.
     
  4. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    Your video card is agp, but the motherboard you list is pci-express. Are you upgrading graphics too, or do want to keep what you have?
    Do you need a matx mobo or is full atx ok?
    Some atx agp boards would be:
    http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813130469
    http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127181
    http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813152052
    http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131510

    Can't find any matx 939 agp mobos.

    matx pci-e:
    http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813130485
    http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813186052

    atx pci-e:
    http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813152049
    http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813130491
    http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127187

    So your options are stay agp and get a full atx board, or go matx and get a micro or full atx board. If you have a small case you may need matx, which would also mean you'd need pci-e since no matx agp mobos are readily available.

    Your graphics aren't going to perform much better in a newer computer, but a faster cpu may make games run better. To improve graphics, you'd need a better gpu. One option is to get this
    http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813130485 . It has integrated graphics and pci e. So you could use the int. graph. until you can get a pci-e card.
     
  5. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,343   +6

    If you are going with an AGP board, I like the second one that vnf4ultra listed, the Abit. That's the one I bought, along with an AMD 64 3500+.
     
  6. Nick Lee

    Nick Lee TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 111

  7. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,343   +6

    Your link doesn't work. "We are very sorry, the page that you requested does not exist."
     
  8. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

  9. Nick Lee

    Nick Lee TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 111

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