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A little help with upgrading a few parts


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Jessiah

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Hey guys I just need a few suggestions and some help

I have an hp pc. It's Pretty new, athlon 3000+, 512mb ram (pc2700 333mhz), but just a geforce mx 4000 64mb. I want to upgrade the ram and the video card as I just did the sound card.

Any suggestions as to what to upgrade in those 2 catagories? I am looking to spend not too much. My cousin was going to sell me a stick of 512mb for a good price. but i have 2 sticks of 256mb taking up my slots.

here's some info on my motherboard:

Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. A7N8X-LA Rev 1.xx
Serial Number: X312345678
Bus Clock: 166 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 3.13 08/13/200

i am not sure exactly how to tell what kind it is.

any suggestions? thanks!
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Well your computer should be compatible with pc3200 speed ram so you have lots of ram options for lots of price ranges. GET cpu z to check what graphical interface you have on your computer.
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Do you have a budget on these upgrades?
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Well for a budget I'd like to keep it relatively low. Under 200.

I got cpu-z. Thanks that was very helpful. :-)

Edited by Jessiah, 09 August 2005 - 08:42 PM.

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well for under 200 bucks and for a agp card.. i'd go with trying to get a radeon 9600 XT or a 9800 thats under 200 as for ram.. a stick of 256 and 512 is more than 2x 256 sticks so go for the little extra if you can. I suppose you can't get any better processor for the socket type on your mobo. Maybe if you wanna invest in some good cooling parts and overclock that processor a bit?
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oh wait I didn't notice that you said its an hp computer eesh sorry those manufacturers don't let you OC within the bios on their computers oh well.
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The crucial websit has a tool to tell you what ram you can use for your system.
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