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2005-08-21T08:22:40Z
basically ive got a celeron 2.3ghz, 1024mb ram and a geforce fx 5200 bfg oc.now im playing battlefield 2 with texture detail, geometry, effects and texture filter high and anti aliasing x2. If i put a better motherboard in and a 3.2ghz p4 with a 2 gig cache will my games and overall peformance of my pc be greatly improved?
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Kronstadt
2005-08-21T09:19:42Z
Take a look at a new graphics card first.
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2005-08-21T09:34:27Z
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Originally posted by: Kronstadt
Take a look at a new graphics card first.


what shouldi look for a geforce 6800GT??
Kronstadt
2005-08-21T10:04:27Z
Not necessarily something as high-end as that. Something like a 9800Pro or 6600GT will do fine, but if you have the money to spare the 6800GT and X800XL are both good cards for their price range.

If you're going as far as swapping both the motherboard and CPU it may be worth looking at an AMD 939 chip. Something like a 3000+ on a cheaper nForce4-based motherboard will perhaps work out not much more than a 3.2ghz P4 (perhaps less?) and will definately be better for gaming and have a long upgrade path (currently chips up to 4800+ are supported on the 939 platform, whereas 3.2Ghz is almost the fastest you're going to go on a 478 motherboard).
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2005-08-22T03:10:47Z
thanks a lot mate
PhyberOptik
2005-08-22T07:55:17Z
Yeah I think your basic system is sound enough, but that FX5200 is a passion killer. Upgrade your vid card to something like an X800Pro or 6800GT. You'll be amazed at the difference.

Are you oc'ing that Celeron? Granted, it's not a "proper" P4, but clocking it will release quite a bit of speed, if the results of 2.4 Nothwood overclocking are anything to go by.