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I run a Athlon 64 3800+ socket 939 which competes with the Pentium 4 and beats every single one, and even my computer pisses me off... tongue.gif

I have a Athlon X2 4450B (2.6Ghz Dual Core) if you want to buy a chea... oh nevermind. It's AM2, not 939. frown.gif
    
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Well, the difference would be notable, but it wouldn't be a huge improvement. I do agree with Warmonger and see if you can get a P4 with HT. The jump from my 2.4 GHz P4 and my 3 GHz P4 with HT was astounding.

For video, i had a P4 3 GHz with HT, and a Radeon 9200 with 120 MB VRAM, 512 MB RAM and it rarely stuttered in youtube vids, unless they were 720/1080p. And even not in all 720p videos, but 1080 were too hard on that rig.
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No one has actually answered the OP. 'tis a trick question, a 1.7GHz P4 is not faster than a 2.53GHz P4.
 
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the best chip you could get for it is a 3.4ghz p4 i think, still not worth it imo tongue.gif
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Would it still help a lot in XP gaming? or would a better graphics card help more?
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the best chip you could get for it is a 3.4ghz p4 i think, still not worth it imo tongue.gif

According to asus.com, his motherboard support up to pentium 4 2.8ghz with 533mhz FSB as below...

http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/list.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=1&s=15&m=P4S533&os=&hashedid=n/a

To answer op's question, getting a faster video card will enhance your xp gaming better but you will also need a faster CPU so it doesn't bottleneck.

I would first start purchase this processor here on ebay for $5 (free shipping)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Pentium-4-SL6PF-2-8GHz-512-533-Socket-478-CPU-Processor-TESTED-WARRANTY-/130609259162?pt=CPUs&hash=item1e68eb229a

Add another 6600gt agp and you can offer the seller $16 to see if he sells it. Shipping is $3.95. Getting a radeon 3850 ago or a 4670 agp is not recommended since a single core pentium 4 2.8ghz will severely bottleneck and those are expensive to invest in an ancient machine.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/XFX-NVIDIA-GeForce-6600-GT-PV-T43A-NDF7-GDDR3-AGP-128MB-Dual-DVI-Video-Card-/190614926745?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item2c6188f599
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According to asus.com, his motherboard support up to pentium 4 2.8ghz with 533mhz FSB as below...
http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/list.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=1&s=15&m=P4S533&os=&hashedid=n/a
To answer op's question, getting a faster video card will enhance your xp gaming better but you will also need a faster CPU so it doesn't bottleneck.
I would first start purchase this processor here on ebay for $5 (free shipping)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Pentium-4-SL6PF-2-8GHz-512-533-Socket-478-CPU-Processor-TESTED-WARRANTY-/130609259162?pt=CPUs&hash=item1e68eb229a
Add another 6600gt agp and you can offer the seller $16 to see if he sells it. Shipping is $3.95. Getting a radeon 3850 ago or a 4670 agp is not recommended since a single core pentium 4 2.8ghz will severely bottleneck and those are expensive to invest in an ancient machine.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/XFX-NVIDIA-GeForce-6600-GT-PV-T43A-NDF7-GDDR3-AGP-128MB-Dual-DVI-Video-Card-/190614926745?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item2c6188f599

This is true my Athlon 64 3800+ @ 2.4 Ghz stock bottlenecks my 4650. It would help if OP knew the actual model of the motherboard because there are so many versions of this model that support different speed processors. The one I was able to find on ASUS's site said BIOS only supported up to 2.53 Ghz chips. I also don't think he intends on gaming with his P4 rig (hasn't said otherwise). I think hes looking to beef up the old machine to last a bit longer without being such a i386 right now tongue.gif

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You shouldn't be looking forward to running 7 on such a old machine. For you it will chug like no tomorrow, Windows 7 isn't optimized for single core machines. I have Athlon 64 3800+ Venice, 3GB DDR 400 Mhz, SATA II, and I can't run Windows 7. Its just runs so slow and crappy its not even funny poke.gif I would stick to XP if you want to see the most out of your machine. I know XP gets boring but Microsoft released a Zune Theme for it that makes it much more pleasing to the eye once you change the wallpaper. Me personally wouldn't even invest into upgrading such old hardware. I would save and get a new AMD dual core or something a bit later that will level the field vs the P4.
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