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    my system specs:

    ASUS P4P800Deluxe MOBO
    Intel P4 2.8 ghz at 800fsb
    2x 256mb Kingston pc3500 memory @ 400mhz
    80gb hd @ 7200rpm
    ATI Radeon 9600 pro
    SoundMax Digital Audio


    Wondering.. can anybody recommend some system upgrades?

    some nice new ram is out.. not sure if its worth the money.

    any help would be great...

    thx

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    Why you want to upgrade?? you got performance problems or you just have too much money and dont know how to spend it??
    I dont see anything wrong with your setup! If you absolutely want to upgrade i would say build a raid setup with 2 or 4 HDD, buy a real good HSF and overclock the processor to the top! Maybe get a Radeon 9800 pro or XT...
    That is up to you!
    Personnaly i would put my money on something else!:D
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    I'm with syx here, why do you want to upgrade? It's a great system you have there...

    if you are just itching to spend some money you could get a 9800 XT and raid setup, like syx suggested, but I just don't see the point. Save your money and upgrade when it will really make a difference.
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    I also think an upgrade from that mentioned hardware would be dumb. Maybe a new mouse, monitor, keyboard or speakers. Or as syx said, some better cooling.
    athlon xp-m@2456mhz(12x204)
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    samsung dvdrw
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    logitech mx518/ logitech wingman rumble
    2x samsung 955df 19"/ canon i960
    creative x-fi fatal1ty 64mb/ altec lansing 251-5.1
    mushkin 550w

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    hehe i see i see..

    nah i dont have a million dollars itching to spend, and no im not addicted in anyway to stay on top of the market or wahtever..
    its true my rig can handle anything i need it to do.. and probably will be able to for quite a while before i get any upgrades..

    kinda just wanted to be informed of others opinions..
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    2x 256mb pc3500 DDR 400mhz
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    I would have to say....Add a 200Gb HDD ! :thumb:


    My 30Gb & 80Gb are both FULL !! :tears:
    I need another HDD, which will be 200Gb's minimum.

    But that's just me.....
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    im gonna be getting 512mb more pc3500 ram.

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    2x 256mb pc3500 DDR 400mhz
    ASUS P4P800 Deluxe
    ATI Radeon 9600 Pro
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    About the only other thing ya could do would be to replace the R9600P with an R9800XT.

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    P4P800 Deluxe MOBO supports up to pc3500 ram ...
    so getting pc4500 would be bottlenecking and i would see no difference between the pc3500 and pc4500? or does the 800 FSB have anythign to do with it..?
    my rig
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    p4 2.8ghz @ 800fsb
    2x 256mb pc3500 DDR 400mhz
    ASUS P4P800 Deluxe
    ATI Radeon 9600 Pro
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    Stick with what ya have as that PC4500 would have very slow timings plus ya likely to run into probs if ya run mixed memory.

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