To Upgrade or Not To Upgrade Asus Boards??

Discussion in 'Asus' started by aj, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. aj

    aj Guest

    Will I notice a drastic improvement in performance (see below) moving
    from an:

    1) Asus P4c800 DLX /Prescott P4 at 3.2E GHZ/ ATI Radeo 9800 Pro/
    Raid 0 setup 2x 120 g S-ata Maxtor/1gig OCZ DDR
    2) Asus P5ad2 Deluxe/300 gig hd/1 gig DDR2/ PCI Express (Ati or
    Nvidia )?

    I want to improve speed of video rendering/editing/some 3D gaming (ie
    Far Cry & HL2) . I need the fastest machine and was recommended to go
    the latter route above. Can somebody explain the benefits of this
    upgrade or will I be disappointed? Comments?
    Thanx AJ
    aj, Jul 13, 2005
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    Ted Lozenge Guest

    Your second option there doesnt contain a specific cpu or a specific video
    card so its awfully hard to tell.
    Ted Lozenge, Jul 13, 2005
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    Jody Guest

    Original Poster:
    My guess is he wants to keep the same cpu.
    My advice would be to throw down the cash on the video card upgrade to
    something $$$.
    Chances are your video card is $100-150 jobbie.
    You could up that with ease. Probably won't have much of an effect on your
    video editing,
    just your gaming.

    I don't see upgrading a "P4 at 3.2E " really worth it. You can check out the
    interactive cpu charts
    at toms hardware for cpu comparisons in case you really need a cpu

    Maybe another stick of ram as well. Iffy.

    Jody, Jul 13, 2005
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    Ted Lozenge Guest

    Well if he upgrades to that board he needs a new cpu because its a different
    socket.. and he needs a new video card because it would be PCIe ..
    Ted Lozenge, Jul 13, 2005
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    aj Guest

    aj, Jul 14, 2005
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    Roberts Guest

    Well you will have faster CPU options--660s are great OCrs, and a 7800
    or 850 video card would be a vast improvment.

    I have two p5p800s, thay use the 775 CPUs, but still use AGP 8x and

    DDR2 is getting better and PCIex is too. If you want to stay up with
    Intel, a 955 board is a good upgrade. The N-Force SLIs don’t OC well
    I hear.

    And who knows what chipsets the Presler/Cedar mills will work
    Roberts, Jul 24, 2005
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