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I'm planning to totally upgrade my machine.
I'm currently thinking about the following combination:
AMD Athlon 64 3200
1 GB of RAM
ASUS K8V SE Deluxe mo-bo...
Anyone with a similar config out there? Do you think it will be good? Keep in mind that I'm upgrading from a (sigh :\) Celeron 300A @ 450 and 256 megs of RAM :P So ANYTHING will be better :)
Got anything to say? :)
06-10-2004, 01:58 PM
Get more RAM would be the first things that pops into my head!
I'm not that familiar with the ins and outs of motherboards and so on myself though - does the one you mention have a built in graphics card? If not, what are you going for? You want something hefty to improve your viewports and your render times.
06-10-2004, 08:13 PM
what is your budget?
10-10-2004, 09:08 AM
yeah definately try to get as much ram as possible.
altho it has to be said that if you're doing a lot of 3d rendering, the ram wont directly affect your render speed (i have 1.5gigs but max only ever uses about 600-800megs of physical memory). i believe the processor has more to do with render speed :p
ummmm....i also have an AMD (only an athlon 3000xp tho). so far i've only had a few small teething problems with it....first was the BIOS being set wrong which gave me regular blue-screens-of-death. so be careful there.
next prob was overheating, but a new cpu fan soon fixed that problem :) luckily keeping the processor ice-cool doesnt cost too much extra, and it'd be worth paying a bit more just to make sure you don't fry your system :p
i guess it all depends on your budget tho :)
13-10-2004, 11:40 AM
if your budget was not an option i would go for 2gig of ddr2... but thats me... and asus makes really good mobo's...
around where i am i can get 1gig of ddr2 for $279
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