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Old 08-08-2005, 01:58 AM   #1
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Ok I have enough enough money to do one upgrade I am stuck which one should I do. 1st let me start out by saying my fastest machine in amd 1800 xp overcloked to about 1800mhz running with 1gig ram. I am thinking about upgarding to 64 bit cpu of course new motherboard also if do this I can hobble another computer together with extra part I having around here. Or I could buy i bigger hd right now my my main machine only has 200 gigs which i am down to about 5 gig or so free. Which would you do I can do one or the other right now I leaning to the motherboard /cpu upgrade/ I do lot of task that take up cpu power. This chips is getting slow.
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j/k lol

I have not had too much experience with the 64 bit chips but in order to take advantage of that if you are using windows is 64bitXP, which IMO sucks We just got a new batch of Dell PWS380s with the 64 bit and dual core versions and XP64bit is not impressive.

I'd say get something with a 1ghz fsb, 2GB ddr2, SATA-2 and whatever proc fits your needs.
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I'm pretty out of it right now (dead tired from 10 hrs of work). I'm not to current with whats on whats on top but I would reccomend a AMD 64 bit chip but if your into OC'ing I'm not sure how well they do but they sure fly. A 3400+ is $225 on Ebay.com . Go grab a new 200 or 250gb drive off Newegg if you only have 5 gb free. ( I only have 64gb used on my 250gb and 34gb on my 40 gigger)

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crap 195 gig is a lot of junk...I thought I had a lot of stuff in the my docs folder lol

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Well I am diffenently amd the 64 bit kicks major ***. as for space I can always back up to dvd. That is lot of stuff i just recenlty got the 80 gig for and i used in three days
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AMD Athlon 64 3000 Venice
MSI Neo4 NF4 Ultra
1 GB Corsair Memory
BFG GF 6800 256MB PCI-e Video Card
250GB Seagate SATA
OCZ Modstream 520 watt supply

All together thats about $900 and less.

That is currently on my wish list, though I may change out the BFG for an eVga since BFG'* prices went up, for a while they were the same or even lower than Evga but I missed out on the deal due to low funds (DAMNIT!)
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yep , AMD64 the way to go, one of my friend got one and this processor is really fast.

especially good for 3d program and video games.
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Go with the AMD64. A couple of my friends use them, and they scream. Don't even waste your time overclocking.
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Sounds like you need a Dual Layer DVD burner for all that media..

AMD 64 bit procs are great performance for dollar, i'm an intel guy myself, but they cook.
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I do have dual layer dvd burner this is my system configurtions as now
amd 1800xp overclocked to about 1800(thunderbird rev b)
asus a7n8x-d(2 nics)
asus 6800 /w 256 (agp)
ide hd 40 maxtor (7200) main os,60gig(western diagtail 5400 rpml)storage,80 gig (seagate 7200 rpm 8mb buffer)more storage.
Phlips acutioic edge
tv turner
two ddr 2700 stick of 512mb
dual layer dvd burner 8x
250 zip drive
ide controller card
1.44mb floppy
500w power supply
6 cooler fan (I only have to have two running to keep cool)
round ide cables
full beige tower(sorry no windows)
but does have lights that come on when side the case open so you can see what you are doing when fixing it
two 17 philps montiors
os vista, windows 2003 r2
computer name speed
manufactor me

next system
amd 1500xp(thunderbird rev b)
gigabyte board /w via chipset)
nic card
pc 133 ram one 512 one 256 stick)
sound blaster live with break out box
52x cd rom drive
radeon ve 7200
40 maxtor (7200) main os
500 watt power supply
mid tower
nec 15 montior
os xp
name quad

also laptop amd 1500 xp
with 256 megs ram cd burner/dvd drive

also
1ghz duron
motherboard not sure any more but uses a sis chipset
on board video
has 256 megd pc 133 ram
32x cd rom drive
2 two gig maxtor hd
power supply none just died
os fedroa core 4

system on loan
celeron 333 mhz
motherboard asus via chipset
4x cd rom drive
4 meg video card
two stick 128 meg edo ram
also has two 2 gig hd
power supply 250
mid tower
os windows 2000
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