AMD Barton 3200+
shitty 300W PSU with a 18A 12V rail.
I am pretty close to retiring this machine. What would be awesome would be if I could keep it usable for at least a while. Obviously I haven't really been able to play any games for a long while so I don't expect any...
I'll be using my 2500+ OCed to 3200+ until I need something faster. So far, it's been great. I'll get something better later on and this will either be underclocked and retired to replace my linux server (366MHz CeleronA) or sold to someone (my brother uses a 850MHz P3 with a GF4).
Since you've got an A7N8X, I guess you've got a Socket A cpu, and thus you don't have cool n quiet. You also say it's normally 1.83GHz, which a 2500+ normally does (166*11).
Your chip however is running at 1.1GHz (100*11), so just go into BIOS and change the FSB from 100 to 166 or from 200 to...
2018 with the system in my sig with a bit less aggressive OC on the video card.. I can probably raise it a bit though, my 9600P likes to overclock.
Ooo now it's http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm05=1398983 at 2145 3dmark. Can...
My first PC was something like a 286 with a 270mb hd. My father arranged a cool menu system (we didn't have windows) that I could use to start a bunch of games (commander keen and stuff). I still have most of the stuff from that comp on my HD as I've moved everything from computer to computer as...
There is an ENORMOUS difference between 100fps and 50fps in CS. 50fps is not playable under any circumstances. All weapons hit wherever they feel like. I don't see how anyone can not notice the difference between 30fps and 100fps unless you've got refresh rate fixed at 60Hz.
A friend of mine is going to buy a A7N8X-X to replace his shitty matsonic board. Now, he's got a 2100+ t-bred with a 133MHz bus. I'm thinking it should work, but I couldn't find any info on ASUS' homepage. Does anyone have any experience with something like this?
While the 9600xt will be a slight improvement, it's probably not a huge step. I wouldn't upgrade to anything less than at least a 9700pro. 9800pro's are fairly cheap, consider one of those if you need a better card.