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almighty

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Processor Pentium 4 @ 3ghz :'(
Motherboard Foxconn 661FX4MR-ES
Cooling 3x12cm fans, 1xcm and the stock CPU and GPU coolers
Memory 2gig of DDR1
Video Card(s) X 1960 PRO AGP @ stock speeds
Storage 1x samsung 120gig
Display(s) HP W19 19" widescreen
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Power Supply Trust 570watt
Software XP Service pack 2
#1
Just one to say hello to you guys :D Ive been reading here for a while and thought id register. Ill be asking alot of questions so please dont shout as my PC know how is abit basic and id just like to learn about stuff like OC'ing etc etc..

My PC spec's are :

Saphire X1950 PRO AGP 512mb
2gb of 184pin DDR3200
A Crappy northwood intel P4 ( Any advice on making it faster would be great as i cant afford an upgrade ATM)
Trust 570w PSU
FOXXCON mother board with SiS a chipset
HPw19 19" widescreen monitor with a max res of 1440x900
And i have i think a decent amount of fans in my case, 2x 12cm, 2x6cm and the fans thats on my CPU and 1950 PRO

So anyway this is me so hello :rockout:
 
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#2
welcome... kiss your extra cash goodbye =)
 

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#3
1 word...

Bottleneck.
 

almighty

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Processor Pentium 4 @ 3ghz :'(
Motherboard Foxconn 661FX4MR-ES
Cooling 3x12cm fans, 1xcm and the stock CPU and GPU coolers
Memory 2gig of DDR1
Video Card(s) X 1960 PRO AGP @ stock speeds
Storage 1x samsung 120gig
Display(s) HP W19 19" widescreen
Case ?
Audio Device(s) built in to mobo
Power Supply Trust 570watt
Software XP Service pack 2
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#5
hello, and if you want bottleneck look at my system.
 

almighty

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Processor Pentium 4 @ 3ghz :'(
Motherboard Foxconn 661FX4MR-ES
Cooling 3x12cm fans, 1xcm and the stock CPU and GPU coolers
Memory 2gig of DDR1
Video Card(s) X 1960 PRO AGP @ stock speeds
Storage 1x samsung 120gig
Display(s) HP W19 19" widescreen
Case ?
Audio Device(s) built in to mobo
Power Supply Trust 570watt
Software XP Service pack 2
#6

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#8
Welcome to the forums.

Before you take anyone's advice, do your research.
The people here have good advice, but nothing beats having the knowledge yourself so you can make an informed decision on what you want to do.

You will have a smokin' system in short order.
 

almighty

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Processor Pentium 4 @ 3ghz :'(
Motherboard Foxconn 661FX4MR-ES
Cooling 3x12cm fans, 1xcm and the stock CPU and GPU coolers
Memory 2gig of DDR1
Video Card(s) X 1960 PRO AGP @ stock speeds
Storage 1x samsung 120gig
Display(s) HP W19 19" widescreen
Case ?
Audio Device(s) built in to mobo
Power Supply Trust 570watt
Software XP Service pack 2
#9
Your new motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135220
And your new processor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103588
You get to re-use everything else, whoops not your vid card if it's agp, sell it and buy pci xpress. Otherwise look on e-bay for a used socket 939 motherboard with agp and still get the processor.
Thanks for the upgrade options, but im from the UK so that site is of no use to me :(

Ive been looking around and i thought of buying these :

Mobo - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-005-AK&groupid=701&catid=5&subcat=

And maybe one of these - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=701&catid=6&subid=803

Not sure what CPU though :confused:

I just want a system that will complement my GPU perfectly, i dont want a CPU thats to good for GPU.
 

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#10
hi, and welcome to the forums :)
was about to suggest that mobo, for cpu look for a x2 3600+ brisbanne
 

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#11
Welcome to TPU.
 

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#13
Thanks for the upgrade options, but im from the UK so that site is of no use to me :(

Ive been looking around and i thought of buying these :

Mobo - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-005-AK&groupid=701&catid=5&subcat=

And maybe one of these - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=701&catid=6&subid=803

Not sure what CPU though :confused:

I just want a system that will complement my GPU perfectly, i dont want a CPU thats to good for GPU.
looks good , get the FX 64:toast: Welcome to the POWER , TPU power that is;)
 
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#14
If you're on a budget, $150 + shipping will get you my 1GB kit of Mushkin RAM and an AMD Athlon 64 3800+. Then, all you need is a $50 s939 motherboard, and you've got yourself a nice cheap upgrade path :). Oh, the link to the computer parts is in my signature.
 

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#17
To everyone about bottleneck, my system aint as bad but yes it does have a small bottleneck to it.

Oh and welcome to TPU. :)