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    Wanted Advice in upgrade for elitegroup nforce4-a939 Thankyou

    Hi folks,
    I have a elitegroup nforce4-a939 with 1Gig of ram and a AMD athlon 64 3500+ chip.
    I have a ATI Sapphire1950 graphics card, dvd writer, SoundBlaster X Fi Platinum Champian sound card + add on drive in front bay.
    Cooler master black and silver case. Samsumg 20.1 syncmaster 203B monitor....
    Like to surf, download, play occational game and watch movies...
    Oh... and a 80 gig main drive and a 160 gig drive for storage...

    Can you suggest any options on how to upgrade

    Thanks for any advice..................


    Markone

    Can't afford a great deal, so do what you can

    8 Comments

    how about putting a nice Quad Core in?
    that will certinly boost your PC

    Original Poster

    having a look around to see whats available now..........

    Talk about confusing!!!!

    Tanchi;3884359

    how about putting a nice Quad Core in?that will certinly boost your PC



    Don't the AMD Quad cores need a AM2 motherboard rather than a S939? If so, OP would be looking at £200 or so for processor and motherboard.

    Cheapest improvement would probably be to put another gig or two of memory in - around £20 or so? If he wants to spend more then a new graphics card would probably be the best investment.

    Original Poster

    just checked and I have 2 pc3200u 512mb ddr sticks in 2 slots.
    I have two purple slots left, what can I upgrade with any suggestions..

    Can anyone sell me any memory that will work on my board..
    Just seen the ad for play.com memory but that is for laptops.

    Thanks

    markone;3885041

    just checked and I have 2 pc3200u 512mb ddr sticks in 2 slots.I have two … just checked and I have 2 pc3200u 512mb ddr sticks in 2 slots.I have two purple slots left, what can I upgrade with any suggestions..Can anyone sell me any memory that will work on my board..Just seen the ad for play.com memory but that is for laptops.Thanks



    You could buy another 2 sticks of 1GB PC3200 memory. However, your motherboard takes DDR memory which is a lot more expensive than DDR2. 2*1GB from [url]www.crucial.com[/url] would cost you £46. You can get cheaper memory but it's often a false economy. :whistling:

    To be honest, if you are only running XP then 1GB is enough and it would be unlikely that you would notice any substantial difference in performance. The set-up you've got looks OK so, unless you're going to spend several hundred pounds, in which case you'd buy a new system, I'd find something else to spend your money on! :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    Running Vista..

    Take your points...

    Thanks for your help :thumbsup:

    I've had two PNY 1GB DDR400 running on my self-build (2003) AMD64 3000+ Foxconn nForce 4 Vista 64 for about four months...no problems at all!!! :thumbsup:

    play.com/PC/…nre

    Sapphire HD 2400 XT (256MB, PCI-Express) Graphics Card £9.97

    hotukdeals.com/ite…re/

    Would deffo upgrade motherboard, ram and get a q6600 intel chip in there, then overclock it 3.2ghz
    Sorted.:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
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