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Well I havent ben able to buy myself a new rig like i wanted. But i'm starting to think that i may be able to tweak my setup.

i could use some advice from you guys.

here's what i have... Abit NF-7 motherboard (ddr) nforce2 chipset
AMD duron 1.8ghz, 768 mb of ram
nvidia geforce 440mx wih agp8x

I know i need a graphics card. But which one for my setup?

Overclock the duron. is that worth a try? I like the nforce 2 sound setup. Digital out with 5.1 support and all. It seems to me like I might be able to keep up with my games with some tweaking on my current system instead of starting from scratch.

Also what would be a better processor supported by this type of motherboard.

Or is it all too old and weak and new motherboard time? any advice always appreciated.
 

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Depends on what kind of games you want to run. For a casual gamer (who just play some old classic games occasionally), you might be able to make do with the current setup.

For modern games however, it doesn't stand a chance.
 

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Everything's out of date, like GF said above. I could only advise a second handed videocard like a GF6 / 7 or so, but with anything newer you're CPU limited anyway. Consider a new budget PC so you can OC a nice slow C2D and add a decent GPU to it.
 

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Save for a new system that's pretty much all you can do. It's badly, I mean very very badly outdated when you consider that my old system (which can still be seen in my profile) which itself is badly outdated was already at least 2 times as strong as your system.
 

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hmmmmm
i need a new nforce 2 mainboard for one of my other systems.....


you could get a Athlon2 620 kit for pretty cheap., then sell your current kit for profit... you'd be surprised the prices people will pay to get their hands on K7 parts.

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modern ECS isn't that bad actually, they have really upped their quality since the NF4 years......

that doesn't include memory, hdd or psu though.....
but really... the K7 isn't enough for modern software.
 

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If you want to play new games and modern emu then you need to change your CPU which mean changing your motherboard which also mean changing your RAM and quite possibly your VGA, or in other words, buy a NEW system. :p
FYI, most modern motherboard support digital out with 7.1 support, even the cheaper one.
 

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new everything....
 

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ok.. i hear ya.. thanks guys...

so can i just swap a new motherboard in there (i dont know what socket type mine is?). or do i need to start with new power suppy and socket or whatever.
Your looking at atleast $400-450 to overhaul that. thats including a replacement powersupply since i figure the one you have probably won't be compatible.
 
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