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I have a home-built machine: P4 (478) 2.66G, 1GB PC-2100 in an ABit BD7II motherboard (845-E chip, limited to AGP*4). This is an old machine now, and I haven't done wuch to upgrade it in over 3 years. Video card is an ATI-9800 Pro 128 MB.Thinking that large changes may be coming in technology in the next year, plus not knowing what FS10 will demand, I'm wondering about what may be a good "interim" hardware tweak. Would another motherboard / memory combo (preserving the P4-2.6GB) be a relatively cheap way to upgrade resources, or maybe a new video card?Any suggestions would be appreciated.Bruce.


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I'm afraid there isn't anything you can do with the motherboard/memory because you're constrained by the Socket 478 CPU (which has already been discontinued). In other words, unless you decide to upgrade your CPU, you're stuck with this motherboard and memory.The video card is the only way you could "upgrade" but the 9800 Pro is already quite powerful for your machine. I doubt the video card is the bottleneck of your system and thus, I wouldn't recommend upgrading your video card either.On another note, "large changes" in technology are ALWAYS coming. If you keep waiting, you'll never buy a new machine! If you can afford it, I'd say take the plunge now. There's rarely a "best" time to upgrade. Just my two cents worth.Edwin

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Thanks Edwin, I appreciate your reply and advice. Maybe I had better go take that plunge :)Bruce.


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