I'm going to upgrade my PC soon
I've already bought most of the parts I can afford, here is the spec (I will put *new next to the upgraded stuff) Can anyone let me know if the parts are compatible, thanks ASRock 775i665G Motherboard (AGP) *new Intel Pentium 4 Processor 570J (SL82U) 3.8 GHz *new Zalman CNPS9500-AT Aero Flower *new GeForce 6800 LE AGP 1GB DDR 3200 (not dual) I'd like to play games like Crysis in the future, but I know I need to upgrade the RAM and the Graphics card for that
1st there is no reall way to put it. AGP is dieing hard, and a p4 3.8 is a 775 socket y did you get a AGP insted of a PCIe? the ram too u could have gotten DDR2 DIMM slots there base speed is what 400 most ram for DDR2 starts 533. so in short you shortchanged your self you ahve a FAST as hell CPU but still singel core yes it there is HT supported you could have gotten a 3.2ghz dula core for that price true simultaneous executable cycles (prob dose not mean anything to you)
ok well to get from your specs now to ware u want to be a New video card you will haft to go nvidia thay seem to support AGP more than ATI. and the ram do got some 2gb DDR 400 for over all ram. adn you should be good since u ahve a 3.8ghz chip.
I understand, everything you said is relevant but i'm not too much into multi-tasking anyway. If i'm playing a game I don't usually have anything too demanding running in the background. Even if I did want something that was demanding in the background I could get some good dual 2GB DDR2 RAM to go in accordance with the processor and that would take most of the brunt of multi-tasking.
I know that I should of gone PCI Express but I got an AGP because most of my current hardware is geared AGP, I plan to buy a PCIE Motherboard with an ATI PCIE graphics card next year.
can you get ema link yo the motherboards specs i can seem to find them, but if u can support ddr2 u could not fit 3200 in it.
dont tell me you got this one ware it ahs AGP and PCIE with 2x ddr and 2x ddr2 slots
The only spec I have is above, I did previously have a website but I lost it. I believe it is just an AGP motherboard, no PCIE
ASRock 775i665GV* corrected
ok well that board is worse. sory u can only support DDr and you can only support 2gb ddr400, so u cant use DDr2 in that board so best way to imporve is max to the 2gb and get a grate AGP card, going to cost aobut 200 for a AGP card almost better to fer a 50$ mothboard and a board that uses DDr2 and spend 150 on a 1gb ddr2 667 with a AGP onboard
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25th October 2004
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25th May 2004
Don't be building a brand new AGP based computer. AGP is going the way of the DVD man, getting overtaken by new blue ray and HD DVD technology. Its still good, but, unless you have a high quality card, you're gonna have to totally revamp the computer by say, next year.
Ok, so to wrap this up next year I should get a PCIE Motherboard that supports AGP too, and slots that support DDR and DDR2.
Can I crossfire an AGP with a PCIE Graphics card?
Tech is where you'll find me..
13th April 2005
No, you can't use ATI's Crossfire with an AGP slot.
Nor will you find a dual AGP PCIe motherboard.
How much did you pay for the parts you listed in your first post?