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Upgrade Time: Conroe

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by John Cena, 28 Jul 2006.

  1. John Cena

    John Cena What's a Dremel?

    1 Jun 2004
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    My P4 3ghz is showing it's age. I open up 3 Visual Studios, Photoshop CS2, ASP.NET, 8 Folders with thumbnails.....it's sloooow even with 2 gigs of RAM and a raptor.

    I think it's time to upgrade but I'm low on cash

    I plan to get this for the mobo:

    And a low end 1.86 ghz Core 2 Duo and some cheap 1.5 DDR2 ram.

    Will it beat my current P4 config? 1.86ghz sounds slow.

    Also, I have a Geforce 5200 8x AGP and some PCI cards. Are they compatible with PCI Express? What's the diff between PCI Express x 16 and PCI Express x 1?

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