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LedZep

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#1 13 years ago

System Specs:

SOYO SY-KT600 DRAGON PLUS v.1.0 1.5 gig PC3200 Corsair (Max ammount) XP3200+ (Max processor) Onboard 6 Channel Audio (VIA AC'97 Audio) GeForce 6800 128mb 200Gig SATA Western Digital 19" UltraSharp Dell 1905FP MX518 Optical Logitech Mouse Everglide Pad 300W Panasonic Stereo Reciever w/ 200W 12" Sony Subwoofer

Anyone know of anything I can do to get this thing moving any faster because I am stumped. I have been upgrading over the past 2 years and she is running fine with Doom 3 and BF2 I am just wondering what else I could do? Anyone have any ideas besides a sound card which wont effect very much at all.




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#2 13 years ago

Mabey get a PCI slot Soundcard like Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS, a 6800 Ultra 256MB, and up the Ram to 2GB. Besides that your computer is still a kick ass comp.




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#3 13 years ago

His RAM is already maxed out, Agent ;) If you have enough cooling, might I suggest a little dabble in the black art of overclocking? But make sure you know what you're doing - A wrongly clocked system could screw things up completely - New processors are expensive! Other than that, maybe get a decent sound card like Agent suggested. Other than that, looks like a sweet rig you got yourself there.




LedZep

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#4 13 years ago

1.5 Gig is the max for my mobo. I believe the 6800 is a little over kill already for my setup, I think the vid card is out running the CPU. I think I basically have it running as fast as she'll go. Just wondering if anyone knew of anything.




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#5 13 years ago

You could invest in an Athlon64 and a new motherboard. That would allow you to have up to 3 Million Terabytes of RAM, which will take a while to fill ;) Also, 64-bit processors are miles ahead of 32-bit. Should cost around £200.




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#6 13 years ago

If you get a new Mobo, then your sorted id suggest a SLI Mobo as it can hold 2 GPU's and are very gd :D Once you got a new mobo then you can start upgrading parts without worrying ur mobo cant handle anythin




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#7 13 years ago

yeah, if you get a top of the line mobo, you wont have to worry about it for a while, unless you want crossfire......then you have to wait


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#8 13 years ago

S.T.A.L.K.E.R what is 'crossfire' ???




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#9 13 years ago

Oh yeah also forgot to say. If you get a PCI sound card it would take a load off the processor. Onbored sound uses the processor and your system ram to run so getting a PCI one would free up processing speed and give you more ram. Also I don't think he wants to get a new motherbored or processor. Hell I wouldn't his system is still good. @ Jakk Cross fire is ATI version of SLI. To me its crap. You need a $500 ATI card to run in Cross fire and to connect both cards you connect them out side the case and you loose 2 monitor ports. Heres a lot more info: http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/article/1799/ and http://www.a1-electronics.net/Graphics_Cards/ATI/2005/ATI_CrossFire_June.shtml




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#10 13 years ago

Crossfire is ATI's version of SLI, it aint out yet.......and in the long run.....SLI is cheaper


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