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Lara Lover
05-11-06, 21:45
Hi Joseph and any other people who want to comment. ;) :wve:

OK. I'm thinking of getting an upgrade kit for my oldest computer. Just because, I want to beable to go on the computer in my room. I'm going to keep the 19GB HD, soundcard, graphics card and CD drive. That's it bascially. I was thinking of getting a computer upgrade kit from Komplett.co.uk - It's this package:

- Intel Penitum D 820 2.8GHz Socket LGA775, 2MB, Boxed w/fan.
- ABIT SG-95, SIS662, Socket-775, m-ATX, VGA, LAN, DDR2, PCI-Ex16.
- Corsair Value S.PC4200 DDR2 1024MB Kit w/two matched Value Select 512mb.

Do you think this upgrade job would work? :)

Joseph
05-11-06, 21:47
Depends. What the old hardware exactly is. You can forget to keep the old harddiskdrive, that will not work correctly on the new motherboard.

Also, if i remember well, that soundcard was an antique Soundblaster 16, forget that too.

Lara Lover
05-11-06, 21:54
OK. Maybe a cheap HD I could buy but, Errr, the soundcard was upgraded. ;) So, that's OK.

- It's a AMD Thunderbird 800MHz.
- 128mb PC100 RAM.
- NVIDIA RIVA 2 (Or something like that)

Joseph
05-11-06, 22:12
If you take this: ABIT SG-95, SIS662, Socket-775, m-ATX, VGA, LAN, DDR2, PCI-Ex16. , (which is a PCI-express motherboard) you cannot keep the graphic card.
;)

Lara Lover
05-11-06, 22:16
OK. Does the motherboard have on board graphics?

Joseph
05-11-06, 22:17
Yes, a SiS 662 graphics chip. Not recommended for gaming.

Tomb_Vader
06-11-06, 03:24
How much would this upgrade kit set you back? You might be better off just buying a whole new PC.

Lara Lover
06-11-06, 07:01
Yes, a SiS 662 graphics chip. Not recommended for gaming.

Well, I can't buy a graphics just yet. After christmas maybe. ;)

abraham
06-11-06, 11:17
wait i know for a fact that SIS have upgraded their grafix card range with shader pixel 2 support now finally!!!!. So i rekcon its alrite, just pray it has a good memory clock.

Tomb_Vader
08-11-06, 02:39
Integrated graphics continue to be a poor choice for 3D gaming despite notable improvements. Pixel Shader 2.0 support might be all good and well, but how many shader pipelines are there? How much bandwidth can there possibly be by using a "shared memory architecture," that is, relying on relatively slow main memory for frame buffering? Nope.... don't kid yourself. An old Radeon 9600 XT would be much better. ;)

belter_21
08-11-06, 20:04
Hi Joseph and any other people who want to comment. ;) :wve:

OK. I'm thinking of getting an upgrade kit for my oldest computer. Just because, I want to beable to go on the computer in my room. I'm going to keep the 19GB HD, soundcard, graphics card and CD drive. That's it bascially. I was thinking of getting a computer upgrade kit from Komplett.co.uk - It's this package:

- Intel Penitum D 820 2.8GHz Socket LGA775, 2MB, Boxed w/fan.
- ABIT SG-95, SIS662, Socket-775, m-ATX, VGA, LAN, DDR2, PCI-Ex16.
- Corsair Value S.PC4200 DDR2 1024MB Kit w/two matched Value Select 512mb.

Do you think this upgrade job would work? :)

just build a new PC. I've just been on Dabs.com and had a look. Parts for a budget PC that'll play games (nvidia 7600gs plus case, 400w psu, 1gb ram, 80gb sata hd, mobo, amd cpu with cpu fan) for £270. Your upgrade kit was £175? I know this ain't cutting edge but it would be an OK budget system for you with a graphics card that'll play games. Steer clear of old intel cpu upgrades, they are not good a basis for games IMO. And building an entire PC is easier than you think :) I'd spend extra and build new PC.