Hardware Questions if you have some time.
Posted on 2006-05-31
A). This WILL BE my new system...or upgraded system.
Enermax 350w PSU
WD 40gig SATA HD
WD 250gig EIDE (storage drive)
2 gigs ( 1 gig per stick x 2) Crucial 400mhz DDR
K8N Diamond Plus
AMD 64 Claw Hammer 3200 (2Ghz.... makes me scared as it isn't much better then my 1.8Ghz)
Geforce 6800 XTream 256 GDDR3 PCIe x16
I have an 8Meg ISP connection.
Where will the bottel neck be in my system. I am thinking CPU to be replaced first (down the road) followed by the graphics card.... then add 2 more gigs of ram. What order do you think it should be done in?
B.) What is SLI? All I can tell is it has somthing to do with PCIe slots and 2 video cards? Is this to us like DUAL GPU to play your games or is it so you can have 2 monitors and make a BIG screen or what?
C.) I just ordered teh K8N Diamond Plus mobo and an AMD 64 +3200 CPU. (clock is 2Ghz.)
Going from an MSI K7N Delta L Board that is an AMD XP 1.8Ghz cpu....
BOTH BOARDS had/has 2gigs of DDR 400Mhz .....
Will I see much of a change in games and aplacations?
D.) How much faster is an SATA drive vs an EIDE?