Help me decide on upgrade

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What I need to know is, am I going to see a significant boost in performance if I stick a GeForce2 Ultra in my system?

AMD K6-2 500
192MB RAM
32MB TNT2 Ultra
 
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My main concern is about my processor causing a bottleneck that wipes out the advantage the graphics card gives me.

Anyone know anywhere they benchmark old cpus with new graphics cards and vice versa?
 
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Your not going to see any significant difference until you replace both. However if you replace the CPU at least you'll have a faster CPU, instead of a fast video card waiting on a slow CPU.

I AM Canadian.
 
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So your saying that even now I'm not getting the most out of my TNT2 Ultra, and that it would be pointless going for a GeForce2 Ultra. Better to upgrade my CPU?
 
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If your going to replace your RAM get DDR, same price, faster RAM.

I AM Canadian.
 

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I wouldn't say an extra $35 is shockingly jigh for the peformance gain. We're not talking $200+ for a P4 board. The A7M266 is only $30 or so more expensive than the A7V133.

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ya only if you play games... but also do consider you have an older board and the AGP slot is probably only 2x ... buy it from a store that has a good return policy... and don't be surprised if it doesn't work.. also do consider the pro version because it's a little cheaper and does just as good as the ultra
 

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if you gots money restraints... consider a abit KT7A with a DURON processor.. lets say 700mhz should be good - you can always overclock it later ... check out mwave.com and search for ABIT bundles.... look for the mobo i mentioned ... the price is very good...

ABIT KT7A Motherboard Specs BUNDLE W/ COOLING FAN & (AMD T-BIRD 1000(266MHZ); KINGSTON 32X64 256MB PC133; ASSEMBLE/TEST BUNDLE) $280.00

you can't beat that price... and ya i picked the ghz processor too.. it would be cheaper if you got a duron.

and your graphics card...
LEADTEK WINFAST GEFORCE 2 PRO 64MB GTS 4XAGP POWERED BY NVIDIA (LIMITED EDITION) *W/TV OUT Detail Specs $179.00
thats the limited edition lol... here is the regular

LEADTEK WINFAST GEFORCE 2 GTS PRO 32MB 4XAGP POWERED BY NVIDIA *W/TV OUT 5.5 NS Detail Specs $139.00

here is your total price $419.00

you also gotta consider a new case too.. thats like 60 bucks and i recommend enlight cases...

so 500 bucks for a overhaul of your system is not bad! lol

good luck!
 

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