Upgrading PC.

By XpLicit ยท 12 replies
Dec 25, 2005
  1. ...AMD Athlon 2.4, 9600xt, 512MB ram, MSI KM2M board(only got 2 ram slots :( ), umm thats about all.. any suggestions what i can update? (perrerbly the cpu and mobo)

    price range 350-450 (for cpu and mobo)

    1.AMD Sempron 3300+ 64-bit CPU, 256k Socket754 w/AMD fan-heatsink(i might get it still thinking)
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    More memory and a video card upgrade like a 9800 Pro will be a big help but you're going to be held back by the motherboard because it can only go up to 266mhz bus. But it all depends on what you use the computer for.
  3. XpLicit

    XpLicit TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I use it for gaming mostly.. games like. CS:S, HL2, SWAT 4, Juiced..etc..
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Try this CPU maybe u'll like it. U can buy the Corsair memory in combo with it too if u need it.
    As for ur video cards:
    If u're into ATI, try these
    If u're into NVIDIA, try these
    Good Luck mate, choose well
  5. XpLicit

    XpLicit TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Those prices are in US dollars right? I'm australian :p.. btw thx for the links
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Yes they are. Most stores like Newegg and TigerDirect display prices in US dollars.
  7. XpLicit

    XpLicit TS Rookie Topic Starter

  8. Ruder

    Ruder TS Rookie Posts: 98

    Use most of the money to buy a video card. For your setup get a NVidia card like the 6600GT. Get another 512Mb RAM (DDR). Upgrade the mobo & CPU later when you have some cash ...
  9. davewars

    davewars TS Rookie

    well, if you search for mobo, you should check if it has AGP slot (if you dont want to upgrade your video card). But i recommend, buy mobo with pci-x slot. Try 6600GT for video card :approve:
    so be patient and save up more money.
  10. r_chowdhury

    r_chowdhury TS Rookie

    Get upto 1 GB of RAM. Better search for a DDR2 varity. As for Graphics card, search for a GEForce PCI Express.
  11. XpLicit

    XpLicit TS Rookie Topic Starter

    1.PC-3200 512MB 184-PIN DDR SDRAM CAS2.5 - $86.90 (aus prices)
    2. AMD Athlon64 3000+ 64-Bit CPU, Socket754 w/AMD fan-heatsink - $247.50
    3. ABIT NF8-V AMD64 Skt754 ATX board, nF3 250Gb, 1.6GHz FSB, DDR400, AGP8x, 5x PCI, SATA/RAID, GbE LAN, Audio - $133.10
    4. still thinking about video card..
  12. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Try a 9800 Pro. Its quite good and offers good performance for its price. Or get the 6600 GT, whichever is better for u.
  13. XpLicit

    XpLicit TS Rookie Topic Starter

    =$467.05.. I'll get this stuff first then after I'll get the card cause I'll need to update my 300W PS aswell.. and maybe expand my case..
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