|Posted on Thursday, August 7, 2003 - 8:53 pm: |
Allright, I am really hoping to swap out my current motherboard to something thats much better. I am sick of this slow ram, which won't let me use my graphics card to its full potential. Unfortunately, I do not know enough about motherboards to know if what I am planning will work, so I ask anybody who can help, please do, thank you.
My current system is an HP Pavilion 7955 (little piece of crap), it has a 1.5GHz P4 with 768 mb SDRAM. I recently installed a new ATI 9100 128MB graphics card to find out my games are still just as slow. So I want to get a motherboard with ddr ram, so I can take advantage of the gfx card. My current motherboard is this, http://h20015.www2.hp.com/en/document.jhtml?lc=en&docName=bph07293
And I want to know if this is a good swap, http://www.allstarshop.com/shop/product.asp?pid=6331&sid=RCVVHSVBR0US9J0B9CM0XGU6FKLW9F90
I do realize that there are a few things missing on the new one that my current one does have. It does not have integrated LAN but I am not on a network anyway, also there are no firewire ports but I don't use those anyway.
I hope you can tell me this will work, and if not, why? Thanks for anyones help, it'll be much appriciated (especially since you'll be swerving me around some headaches ) Thanks!
|Posted on Thursday, August 7, 2003 - 9:44 pm: |
Thats a good board swap, the Asus board is O.K. but the P4 really needs DDR to shine. Only one problem I can see might be the power supply in the HP. It's designed for low power demand such as your SDRAM solution. You might want to consider getting an inexpensive case and install a quality power supply at least 300 watts from Nspire or? It shouldn't set you back more than $50.00.