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    Question Quick n Dirty performance boost...

    Running an Athlon XP3000+ with 1GB pc3200 (Corsair XMS), Gigabyte nForce 2 mobo, and Radeon 9800 Pro video.... I mostly play WoW, and wondering which would be the biggest sub-$100 performance boost, a Radeon X1600 Pro video card, or another 512mb stick of Corsiar XMS?? Just lookin for a boost in performance before i make the jump to building a 64-bit system in a few months, and strapped for cash atm.... btw, AGP 8X
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    Default Re: Quick n Dirty performance boost...

    budget?
    CPU: Opteron 165 @ 311x9 - 2817.8 mhz - 1.47v
    Mobo: Abit KN8-SLI
    RAM: 2x512 Crucial Ballistic Tracers500 @ 202 mhz 2-2-2-5 T1
    GFX: Asus EAX1950pro @ 648/1408
    PSU: Thermaltake 500w
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    Default Re: Quick n Dirty performance boost...

    At the moment, I can get the X1600 Pro for right at $100, or the memory for around $70, trying not to spend more than $100, because I'm planning on starting a new system this summer, so not gonna dump a whole lot of money into this one....
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    I would save your pennies for the new system instead of upgrading something that will not be used in a few months.

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    Default Re: Quick n Dirty performance boost...

    The performance boost is not worth the money.
    CPU: Opteron 165 @ 311x9 - 2817.8 mhz - 1.47v
    Mobo: Abit KN8-SLI
    RAM: 2x512 Crucial Ballistic Tracers500 @ 202 mhz 2-2-2-5 T1
    GFX: Asus EAX1950pro @ 648/1408
    PSU: Thermaltake 500w
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    LCD: 22' Samsung 225bw
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    Default Re: Quick n Dirty performance boost...

    The X1600Pro would be the biggest boost, most likely, but it is definitely not worth the money. Save up and upgrade.

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    Default Re: Quick n Dirty performance boost...

    Well, even when the new system is built (and that's just my goal, the new system build), this one will still be used as a secondary and for running other things while I'm gaming and when friends come over and such....
    Besides, have a baby on the way here in about 4 months, so the new system might end up being a pipe dream for a while longer yet, lol.
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    Default Re: Quick n Dirty performance boost...

    yeah video card would give biggest boost

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