I would say get a more powerful video card and Raid 0. With a x1900xt or 7900GTO you should be able to play almost any game at near max settings on that PC. The Raid 0 will ensure that you don't get hiccups or hangs while programs try to get info from the HDD. To answer your other question yeah your ram is fine.
Find a good stepping opty 165, the best seems to be ccbbe and ccb1e. another stepping ccbwe is said to be more like the a64 x2's when it comes to overclocking. <br />
I myself have been thinking about stepping to a dual core or opty, hopefully I'll find a nice 165 in my price range.
With your current system, a good known X2 OCer and vid card upping would be the path.<br />
Everything else is very solid <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
Some possible stuff:<br />
Any X2 processor<br />
New video card<br />
But remember if you go with a new CPU when the conroe time comes (if it does) it will be harder to upgrade then because you've invested more money into a system that you can't carry parts over from.
x 2 4400 like mine is good for now.I have decent system the way it is.Nice scores too,times and benches.I boot @ 2.8 but really I not try to hard only for some benches.I know can go higher but, I need time to set up and go more,and I boot in windows only in half bar.
Originally Posted by <strong>Fishie36</strong>
<div style="font-style:italic">But remember if you go with a new CPU when the conroe time comes (if it does) it will be harder to upgrade then because you've invested more money into a system that you can't carry parts over from.</div>
</div>He will just have an extra folding rig.<img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
I would agree with sideburns, you have the card squared away as you said, maybe raid if you want it, but your processor is oced very well, and you have 2gb of decent quality ram... So maybe just the choice of card... those 7900GTO's seem to be a great buy.
Your best move would be to grab a X1900XT, you'll have no problem with hitting 6,000 in 3dmark06 with that cpu @ 2.9ghz. Buying a 165 and ocing to 3.0ghz won't help you much (think 6500-7000 in 3d05). You may want to grab a new psu too, I don't know how good the one you have is.
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