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jamesyboi
10-07-2005, 07:47 PM
Current System:
AMD2500+ Barton @ 3200+ (2.2ghz)
512mb ddr 333
Geforce fx 5200
Hyena 300W psu

Upgrade:
AcBel 400W PSU $90
GeForce 6600 GT 128MB AGP NZ $ 244
512MB PC3200 DDR400 RAM NZ $ 58.9

Sub Total: NZ $392.9
+
Install Inshop NZ $20
Replace case fan NZ $5-10 (When booting PC on a new day, makes a grinding noise)
and maybe some new Headphones because the bass in mine rattles.
+ Speakers


Any advice/tips/comments before i throw away my years earnings? :2cents:

Jen
10-07-2005, 08:28 PM
Doubt you will see much signficance performance going from DDR333 to DDR400 RAM. Why not just get another 512MB of DDR333 to give yourself 1024MB of RAM.

Are you upgrading for gaming?

jamesyboi
10-07-2005, 09:17 PM
im not replacing the old ram, im adding to it...........

jamesyboi
10-07-2005, 09:18 PM
im not replacing the old ram, im adding to it...........yes its for gaming, bf2. css. they already work. css on high even. but bf2 struggles on low

jamesyboi
10-07-2005, 09:20 PM
by the way, 333 and 400 ram have same price so it doesn't matter unless ur thinking of duel channel but im not buying the same brand of ram so i duno. should the new chip go in the 1st ram slot or 2nd......winxp takes up about 200mb or so.
games go over the 1st chip

Jen
10-07-2005, 09:28 PM
Ah ok, thought you were replacing the original RAM. :)

BTW, under your post there is an Edit button which allows you for 15 mins after you post to go back and make last minute additional comments or fix formatting etc. Quite handy. :)

Prescott
10-07-2005, 09:35 PM
you will see a big improvment with the performance of your new graphics card. save yourself 20 bucks and install your upgrade yourself, its dead simple :p other than that it doesnt seem to bad of an upgrade.

Sleepy
10-07-2005, 10:11 PM
Current System:
AMD2500+ Barton @ 3200+ (2.2ghz)
512mb ddr 333
Geforce fx 5200
Hyena 300W psu

Upgrade:
AcBel 400W PSU $90
GeForce 6600 GT 128MB AGP NZ $ 244
512MB PC3200 DDR400 RAM NZ $ 58.9

Sub Total: NZ $392.9
+
Install Inshop NZ $20
Replace case fan NZ $5-10 (When booting PC on a new day, makes a grinding noise)
and maybe some new Headphones because the bass in mine rattles.
+ Speakers


Any advice/tips/comments before i throw away my years earnings? :2cents:

Do those prices include GST? Where abouts are those from?

jamesyboi
10-07-2005, 10:59 PM
dont include GST. reason i want him to do it is because im not confident with installing a psu.

its from Expert Infotech in Highbury (birkenhead, northshore, auckland)
einfo.co.nz - good site, ok store

jamesyboi
10-07-2005, 11:02 PM
night_l_hawk@hotmail.com for msn :)