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    #16
    Originally posted by Halfthought View Post
    I finally found my motherboard information. Apparently, the design was discontinued by asus, and it was under a different name ASUS P5LP-LE...

    I also found the memory information-
    Supports PC2 3200 (400 MHz), PC 4200 (533 MHz) and PC2 5300 (667 MHz) DDR2 DIMMs...

    So rather im going to buy a 2 512's that are PC4200...what I have now so its sure to be compatible.

    Im going to order the following products

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820134030

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341012

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121229

    Thanks for all the help and support guys...gonna wait a bit to make sure though

    and for some odd reason, computer has the number scratched off...but I was able to find the motherboard code anyway by doing a bit of digging through google

    also you guys have been extremely helpful, but theres one last thing I would like to ask...If I were to buy a sound card, what would be a really nice one in terms of price:quality ratio...I know next to nothing about sound cards, been using integrated ones for as long as I can remember

    The graphics card is good, and the power supply is good. I've got the same PSU, just the 600W version. I've also got the same graphics card, but the Galaxy overclocked version.

    I advise you get the 5300 RAM instead of 4200 RAM. It shouldn't be that much more expensive. Maybe a couple bucks more. Here's a 1GB stick http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820134216 (this one is actually less)

    Also, for next time, you can also use nvidia's website to find out your motherboard.
    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Scann...spx?lang=en-us

    It's designed to get you new drivers, but you can see what you have too

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      #17
      Originally posted by Halfthought View Post
      I finally found my motherboard information. Apparently, the design was discontinued by asus, and it was under a different name ASUS P5LP-LE...

      I also found the memory information-
      Supports PC2 3200 (400 MHz), PC 4200 (533 MHz) and PC2 5300 (667 MHz) DDR2 DIMMs...

      So rather im going to buy a 2 512's that are PC4200...what I have now so its sure to be compatible.

      Im going to order the following products

      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820134030

      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341012

      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121229

      Thanks for all the help and support guys...gonna wait a bit to make sure though

      and for some odd reason, computer has the number scratched off...but I was able to find the motherboard code anyway by doing a bit of digging through google

      also you guys have been extremely helpful, but theres one last thing I would like to ask...If I were to buy a sound card, what would be a really nice one in terms of price:quality ratio...I know next to nothing about sound cards, been using integrated ones for as long as I can remember
      Right, your Mobo was the exact Mobo I found and posted in one of my earlier posts. The Asus P5LP-LE = the Limestone - GL8E.

      Anyway, I have to stop you on your decision to purchase and install slower memory than what your motherboard can handle. You don't want to do that, especially if your gaming.

      Your Mobo has 4 DIMM slots which is great because you can install any combination you like. (e.g. 2 x 1GB/2 x 512MB - 2 x 2GB/2 x1GB) Below is the memory speed you should buy. Note: I only linked Kingston Memory as you seem to be set on that brand.

      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820134046

      I'm sensing a little hesitation because you think if you install the wrong memory you'll blow your mobo into oblivion or something, which won't happen. Maybe I'm wrong, but if that's the case then worry no more. Your mobo does handle PC2-5300. Below is the Technical description of your motherboard. Bookmark the link for your future purchases.

      http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...product=470506

      Sorry, I'm not that knowledgeable on Sound Cards. Creative seems to own the market for gaming.

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        #18
        I wanted to make this a separate post to emphasis that if your spending cash to purchase memory you really should spend the extra $10 to get 2GB's. Your board can handle max memory of 4GB.

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          #19
          Thanks guys, I just ordered my components today, I bought the video card and PCU I posted earlier, with your recommendation about the memory.

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            #20
            Originally posted by Halfthought View Post
            Thanks guys, I just ordered my components today, I bought the video card and PCU I posted earlier, with your recommendation about the memory.
            Glad I could help. HF, maybe we'll meet in game sometime.

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              #21
              Originally posted by Halfthought View Post
              Well, after owning my computer for 3 years without a upgrade, I decided it may have been the time to upgrade

              Im hoping after the upgrade, it can run UT3 at medium-ish setting, at 1280x1024 rez with a framerate around the 30's-40's

              Well, Here are the current stats of my computer

              HP duel processor computer. Bought in november 2005 for 960$ after rebate's

              2.8 ghz duel core Intel Processor, DUEL (keep in mind that this is not a Core Duo processor, rather it is the older one, the Pentium "D"[duel] processors)
              1 gig stick of ram
              256 mb nvidia 6200 graphics card
              300 watt pcu
              intergrated sound card

              Currently, Im planning to by

              1)Another stick of 1 gig ram
              2) nvidia 6200 graphics card >>> nvidia 9600 gt graphics card

              A couple things im not completely sure about.

              First of all, is it necessary to upgrade my PCU, I think it is, but im not totally sure.

              Also, does anything else need a upgrade? Im pretty sure that my processor is fine its a 2.8 gig duel processor, above the recommended specs...but, since its a rather old brand, im afraid theres something i'm missing there. as is my intergrated sound card, but im not totally sure.

              I'm not quite sure of my exact motherboard type...I checked all over my comp, as well as opened, and looked at its original manual but found no imformation. I'm assuming a 2 and a 1/2 year old computer should be fully compatible with the upgrades i'm planning right?

              Do I need to get a new fan? I don't think i'll need to, considering I don't plan to upgrade my CPU, but then again, making sure.

              Finally, im using windows xp, with no dx10 support. Does dx10 significantly boost my performance when playing ut3?
              9600GT = Great
              Processor = Fine - probably be limited to around 50fps @ 1280 x 1024. Although u can always play on 4/4, 4/4 FOV = 90, which should give u about 56-65fps.
              Yes u will need a New MTB as it will most likely not have PCI-E. And you will need exactly the same RAM, unless u already have 2 x 512mb, and you are going to put ur new RAM in a non-corresponding spot.
              You wont need a new CPU fan unless ur one is broken.
              You will also most likely need a better PSU. (Cooler master extreme power 500W) - my suggestion.
              And dx10 is **** right now. Performs worse than Dx9. so no worries. And Vista sucks 2, unless u have 4GB of Ram.

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