Close

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    DF Jedi Scottio200's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Tha Toon
    Posts
    1,814
    Thanks
    42
    Thanked:        96
    Karma Level
    366

    Upgrade now, or wait??

    Hi

    Thinking of upgrading my pc soon but red somewhere that the newer Abit chips are commin and they are gonne be much faster than the current ones (xp2400, xp2600) these are gonna be out soon.

    so should i get a xp2600 system or wait and get one of these newer chip that are coming out?

    Or should i just but a new graphics card, hdd and memory and stick with what ive got for now?

    cheers
    Scottio

  2. #2
    DF Jedi Mr_Flash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Poker Table
    Posts
    1,238
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked:        15
    Karma Level
    315

    Default

    When is it ever a good time to upgrade.

    New bigger and faster stuff is coming out all the time.

    I say upgrade when you need to and yours is a decent spec and will run more or less anything out at the moment.

  3. #3
    DF Jedi Scottio200's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Tha Toon
    Posts
    1,814
    Thanks
    42
    Thanked:        96
    Karma Level
    366

    Default

    So what do you recon, new Graphics Card and New Ram?

    I get crap fps on my card, cant get any games to run smoothly @ 1024x768

    cheers
    scottio

  4. #4
    DF Jedi yankee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    1,741
    Thanks
    25
    Thanked:        3
    Karma Level
    330

    Default

    I say u have enough ram although u cud consider DDR or something better. Poss a 7200rps HD or faster. A good graphics card will cost you about 200 quid, but it's well worth it. I have the MX440 and I get wicked FPS but I have 2.2GHZ p4 so that might explain it. However GeForce 4 are good cards, Ti4600 especially.

  5. #5
    DF Jedi fe_man2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    St Albans
    Posts
    2,511
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked:        1
    Karma Level
    367

    Default

    Get a GF4 4200 - there about £100 - there much faster than the GF4 MX440 which is basically a turbo GF2. (Nvidia got into trouble for calling them GF4's by the way). See what effect it has on your system and upgrade the CPU if needed later - I have the following spec system and I can run the UT2003 demo in 1280 x1024 with everything at it his max no problems.

    athlon XP1800+
    Asus GF4 4200 128mb
    256 333 DDR

    not a lot better than you 1.4 CPU.

    cheers
    Ironman

Similar Threads

  1. [NEW] wait for it....
    By Zippeyrude in forum Funny/Strange Video Clips
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 2nd November 2011, 10:50 AM
  2. should i upgrade with 3 or wait to get n80 on other network??
    By ThE gOg in forum Android Phones & Tablets
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 26th September 2006, 05:09 AM
  3. Why should i wait
    By Crilly in forum Nintendo Consoles
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 3rd December 2005, 05:41 PM
  4. please wait
    By clockwork in forum Digital & Cable TV
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 8th May 2004, 01:11 PM

Social Networking Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •