How long will it last?

SplinTAH

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I've just upgraded from a 1ghz tbird, 9000pro with sdram to a 2500+ 9800pro, 512mb DDR400 nforce 2, and was just wondering how long you think the system will last until i'd have to upgrade to the new PCI express standard or the wonderous world of 64 bit computing! Thanks.
 

Coop

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You`r atleast safe for another year !
Then is a great time to buy an Athlon64 system, wich you can overklock very well then !


Toms Hardware Site is a joke !
 

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OK if you are asking how long it will take before you cant play a new game on this computer I might say 2 to 3 years if you upgrade your video card again in about 2 years. Truely my friend is runny the same thing you just upgraded from exept he has a FX 5600.

Now if you want to play your games at max resoulution and have all the sparklies turned on then no your computer will only be able to last to the end of the year when Doom III comes out or the next game after that :). But turely computers and manily CPUs are going to last alot longer then of days of old. A 1ghz CPU is still good for gaming as long as you have an upto date video card. The Video card is the main thing in the Computer for games. On thing though is that you should get your ram up to 1gig or 1.5 if you can so that this will keep you up to date more. I don't think we will need much more then 1.5 gigs for at least 2 years but I could be wrong about this. As for 64bit this is just like a new road system. And I would say that it will take a while before this new road system is up and running for all. Right now you can travil on these roads but their arent any roads out there for the very day person. Basicly we have the ability to use 64bit but its going to take a while to get the apps out for it but in the end the only benifit really is going to be new apps and most people wont need 64bit unless they need the new apps and most of the apps being made for 64bit are also going to be made for 32bit thanks to AMD so your 32bit CPU is safe for at least 3 years but then we might go to complete 64bit and stop making 32bit apps.

Hope that makes sence

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bandikoot

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It very well could be tough to find a top of the line AGP video card in two years, though there will probably be some floating around below the enthusiast range. As to the original poster, very nice system that should keep you happy for a while. :cool:
 

Frozen_Fallout

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True but only because of PCI express. Agp has been around for a long time and I feel that PCI express with have the same lifespan.

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endyen

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Neat trick. You can "twin" the 256 sticks, and add a 512, and still have dual channel. That should be the only upgrade you will need for a couple of years, maybe more.
 

pitsi

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Neat trick. You can "twin" the 256 sticks, and add a 512, and still have dual channel. That should be the only upgrade you will need for a couple of years, maybe more.
This is the first time I hear this. Are you sure it can be done? I thought dual channel memory meant two identical sticks, nothing more! I currently have an Asus A7N8X Deluxe mobo and Corsair 2x256MB XMS PC3200.
 

endyen

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Try this link, you may have to cut and paste. <A HREF="http:// http://www.asus.com/support/faq/qanda.aspx?KB_ID=84916 " target="_new">http:// http://www.asus.com/support/faq/qanda.aspx?KB_ID=84916 </A>
Ship, even cut and paste wont work,It's the asus faq page for A7N8X boards

Since, A7N8X is a three memory slot motherboard. If you have two DIMMs, you can populate DIMMs on two blue slots and the BIOS will see this configuration as dual channel. Three DIMMs can achieve dual channel as well. But with three DIMMs onboard, NVIDIA suggests that it's better to have DIMM size arranged in the following order,

DIMM1 + DIMM2 : DIMM3
For example,
128MB + 128MB : 256MB


<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by endyen on 04/10/04 04:20 AM.</EM></FONT></P>