How much will Bus Clock 100 mH & Radeon 7500 limit graphics ?
I’m on the verge of buying the following :
Operating System System Model
Windows XP Home Edition (build 2600) sonbook
Processor Main Circuit Board
2.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4 Board: BIOSTAR Group M7SXD
8 kilobyte primary memory cache Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache BIOS: Award 6.00 PG 04/23/2002
Drives 256 Megabytes Installed Memory
40.02 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity Slot 'A0' has 256 MB
35.94 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space Slot 'A1' is Empty
Slot 'A2' is Empty
Slot 'A3' is Empty
SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-232B [CD-ROM drive]
SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616T [CD-ROM drive]
Lecteur de disquettes [Floppy drive]
ST340810A [Hard drive] (40.02 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 5FB92VK6, rev 3.99, SMART Status: Healthy
Local Drive Volumes
c: (on drive 0) 40.02 GB 35.94 GB free
RADEON 7500 / RADEON 7500LE [Display adapter]
I’ll be using it with a 21’’ Sun monitor to run AutoCAD, Viz, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere, StudioMAX etc.
I’m sure this system isn’t ideal, but at least I’d like to know the potential ‘bottlenecks’ before I lay out my bucks, and also what reasonable possibilities there would be to make changes later. Here are some specific questions.
To what extent will Windows XP Home Edition be a limiting factor compared with others OS’s ?
Does the ‘Bus Clock : 100 megahertz’ refer to the FSB ?
If so, how much is that going to affect the effective use of RAM and/or CPU ?
How costly and tricky would it be to upgrade the mobo to PC 333 and why would I do that ! ! ? ? :)
What would I need to use RAMBUS, which I understand is ideal ( ?) for these apps. ?
How can I tell what type of RAM (SDRAM ? DDRAM ?) is installed ?
What would be best ?
Can I add RAM (one stick at a time) in 256 MB increments up to 1G or (Heaven forbid !) could I even put in 4x512 sticks ! ?
My old computer has a NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro with 32MB.
Would this be better than the Radeon 7500 ?
5. Any other comments would be much appreciated !
PS. Yeh, Alberta, it's more than I was even looking for! Cost 500-600 euros including monitor and printer.