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Skt A mobo with AGP or go AM2+PCIe?

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Got this computer here. Think it's better to get a new Socket A mobo with AGP or just drop the money on a AM2 and Brisbane and get a PCIe card? Hmm i'd have to get DDR2 also...

Just want it to be able to play DX9 games comfortably at decent resolutions. Right now I've got this Xabre GPU by SiS onboard that does a decent job but it's OLD lol.

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AMD Athlon XP (Barton) @ 1250Mhz SktA

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ECS K7S7AG

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1.5GB DDR 400

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SiS Xabre GPU (256MB)

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80GB WD 7200RPM

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It's Old School.. believe it
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Time to move on...
But you may also need a better PS dependent on how hungry the new vid card is and how much that PS puts out!
    
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i agree, Time to move onto something new, The socket A barton lacks all the instructionsets that are present on the modern cpu's. You will experience alot more gamingpower just moving up to a AM2 set.
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post #4 of 10
AM2 fer sure. I remember coming from my XP-m 2400+ @2.5 to a 3000+ AM2 sempron @2.4 with half the L2 and it was a big difference. Selling that old stuff would eat up some of the cost so it would be pretty cheap.
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Time to move on...
But you may also need a better PS dependent on how hungry the new vid card is and how much that PS puts out!
Definitely. Nostalgia is nice, but you don't want to end up like me.
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post #6 of 10
AM2 Mobo mate,
it will be compatible with the future amd k10 processors
    
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post #7 of 10
Go AM2.

If you're really hurting and don't wanna spend much, you could also get a Celeron-L -- they're beasts, but try to get dual core if you can afford it. (E2xxx series if you can afford it, if not, the X2 3600+s are badass.)

Since nothing you have really favors Intel or AMD, why AM2? If you can afford Intel, go them.

(Not pushing Intel or anything, but if you can afford it, why not?)
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post #8 of 10
Didn't you have a C2D?



Go AM2.
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Yes lol this is a secondary computer. Spare parts I had laying around that is serving as a second WoW computer. Voice commanded of course.
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post #10 of 10
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Wahaha I don't think I'll need even an AGP.

26FPS in WoW @ Low 800x600, thats enough for what I need. Now I can run around aggro a whole bunch of mobs and say "Heal Me" to the voice commander running and I'm basically godmode while I play on the other computer.
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