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