I am currently in a stage where I need a new computer, however, I dont have to 2 to 3 thousand bucks to sink into it right now. So with that being said I am trying to upgrade my system as best I can. Below are the basic specs of what I have right now, according to everest.
CPU AMD Athlon XP, 1433 MHz (9x159) 1600+
Motherboard Jetway 867AS
Motherboard chipset VIA VT8366 Apollo KT266
System Memory 512mb (PC133 SDRAM)
Video Card Geforce FX 5600 (256 mb RAM)
Currently the processor is overclocked a little and the Video card is overclocked to Core Clock: 325 MHz and Memory Clock 400MHz.
Now my plan for now is to upgrade my RAM. RAM is kicking me in the butt at the moment. According to Everest the computer will support DIMM and SDRAM. There are so many out there and I really dont know whats better, or which type it will support. I dont want to go spend alot of money on a couple of chips that are not being utilized to there fullest extent, but I dont want to go out and buy something that doesn't utilize the full extent of the computer. Also Everest states shows all four memory slots and show that they all support the same, DIMM/SDRAM all but one says 512mb and one says 1024mb that has me totally confused. Will it support 2 1/2 gig or what. So any suggestions on what memory chips would help alot. One more question. I have never updated my bios. Then again I dont think I have had any problems with the motherboard. Should I update it or since it isn't broke dont fix it. I have looked on the Jetway website, and it didnt really help much. Dont think that I am too technical savy, I printed out instructions to overclock, and not too sure I did it exactly right. Thanks yall in advanced.