Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: I'm changing my CPU & Mobo Opinions Please




  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    75

    Default

    Hi,
    I play a graphigly intense simulator, and more often than not suffer from some stuttering while playing. So I decidied it's time for a change.

    Here is what I have briefly (complete set-up is in my sig)
    CPU AMD 2600+
    Asus A7N8X Deluxe
    Ati Radeon 9600 Pro w/128 megs ram
    1.5 gigs ram

    I thought this was pretty stout machine, but not really.
    So here are the 2 items I paln on changing and would like your opinion.

    I'd like to add a Pentium4 3.2 Ghz
    and the proper Mobo, I can't find a decent intel board as I know nothing of them so I would look at a Asus.

    Would the pentium upgrade do the job, or should I look at a AMD 64 3200, which has me confused because of the clock speed og 1600 Mhz. (I think).

    Thanks,
    Al
    My Computer:
    ASUS P4P800, Pentium 3.0 GHz, 1024 megs PC3200 DDR 400, ATI 9600 Pro Video Card, Samsung 522452 CDRW, Creative 16X DVD.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    New England Highlands, Australia
    Posts
    21,907

    Default

    Have ya ever thought that the stutterin' could be caused by software and not by hardware at all as ya hardware should handle it (what is the simulator?) but ya video card is only a mid-range job (now ya state a R9600P but ya sig shows a GF4 Ti4600) and that would be the next thing that I'd look at (but it should still do the job). :?:

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    75

    Default

    In all honesty I have brought this to the table before.
    The simulator is Trainz www.auran.com

    I tried a Nvidia 5600 w 128 megs memory and that showed no impovement. In all honesty I have upgraded and upgraded trying to get this to work decently, and I'm really getting tired of it.

    Basically I think I'm grasping at straws and should just give up on the sim.

    Al
    My Computer:
    ASUS P4P800, Pentium 3.0 GHz, 1024 megs PC3200 DDR 400, ATI 9600 Pro Video Card, Samsung 522452 CDRW, Creative 16X DVD.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    138

    Default

    Have you tried this thread?
    http://forums.auran.com/TRS2004/foru...threadid=39350

    I hope that it will help

    edit: Try this one as well
    http://forums.auran.com/TRS2004/foru...threadid=50900

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    75

    Default

    Yes, I have been trying the forums there since I first bought Trainz, a few years ago. People over there are great, and we have tried a few things. So this is the final test.
    My Computer:
    ASUS P4P800, Pentium 3.0 GHz, 1024 megs PC3200 DDR 400, ATI 9600 Pro Video Card, Samsung 522452 CDRW, Creative 16X DVD.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    New England Highlands, Australia
    Posts
    21,907

    Default

    About the only thing ya havn't tried is jumpin' ya video card to a highend job (R9700P's are goin' pretty cheaply now) but considerin' that the minimum requirements for the game are PII400Mhz, 128Mb RAM, 16Mb video card (TNT2 equiv.), Direct X 8.1 or higher and Direct X compatible sound card I still think that ya probs are software related as your PC far away exceeds those requirements.
    But if ya still want to do this upgrade then either an ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe (Intel 875 based) or P4P800 Deluxe (Intel 865 based) should suit ya well though ya should get new memory to go with either mobo and that P4C processor and 2 x 512MB of low latency (2-3-2-6) PC3200-PC3500 (I suggest the later if ya want to dabble into overclockin') would be a good idea.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    75

    Default

    I have a stick of Corsair 512 2700 333, will that do the trick?
    My Computer:
    ASUS P4P800, Pentium 3.0 GHz, 1024 megs PC3200 DDR 400, ATI 9600 Pro Video Card, Samsung 522452 CDRW, Creative 16X DVD.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    New England Highlands, Australia
    Posts
    21,907

    Default

    Ya can use it but the CPU that ya'll be usin' runs a 200MHz FSB (800MHz quad pumped) but PC2700 is only spec'd for 166MHz operation (333MHz double pumped) so ya'll be runnin' a 5:4 CPU/memory ratio at stock speeds and limiting the memory bandwidth available to CPU though it will still work fine.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    75

    Default

    Thanks, I'll get the better memory. :cheers:
    My Computer:
    ASUS P4P800, Pentium 3.0 GHz, 1024 megs PC3200 DDR 400, ATI 9600 Pro Video Card, Samsung 522452 CDRW, Creative 16X DVD.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •