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    Default video card upgrade (agp)

    Current PC specs: 3200+ 64 bit, 1GB PC3200, Geforce 6600GT AGP, xp
    sp2. Playing Battlefield 2 is not a good experience as you can imagine
    (I can play at 1024x768 but at low avg frame rates), and when Unreal
    Tournament 3 comes out in Q3/4 I will need to upgrade anyway. I would
    like to play BF2 and UT3 at reasonable resolution/framerate without
    replacing my entire computer. Here is my plan..

    Replace 6600GT with eVGA 256-A8-N506-AX Geforce 7800GS 256MB 256-bit
    GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X.
    Add 1GB PC3200.

    Will this give me what I want?

    With such a slow cpu, should I look into a passive cooled 7600? I feel
    a 7800 may be better paired with a faster cpu (according to a few
    benchmarks at least); thanks for your help.

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    The CPU can't keep up with it. I had to update mine to something bigger than the 3200+ I had (it stayed over 90% with a 9800PRO) so I doubt you'll see much, if any, improvement.

    Spend $100 and get a S939 MoBo with PCIe (A8V-VM is nice). Swap over your current memory, HDD, etc. Get a PCIe video card with better performance for about half the AGP cost.

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    Is that CPU single core?

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    There is a 3200+ dual core? I thought they started at like 3800 or somesuch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thund View Post
    There is a 3200+ dual core? I thought they started at like 3800 or somesuch.
    3200+ is a single core part

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