The only time I've ever run into this issue was the leap from AGP to PCIe... and I've only made that leap with the hubby's comp, not mine. It wasn't horrible either, we were just forced to buy a new vid card when he got his new mobo/proc.
And I consider mobo/proc a single item, you always upgrade both at the same time :)
Yeah, but I am stuck with a socket 754, DDR1, AGP.. you get the point. Basically, I am running a dinosaur. If I get a new CPU/mobo, PCIe will be on the mobo, as well DDR2 (or 3 even). And since my psu will most likely not suffice, (550W) I'd need to upgrade that too. So I may as well get a new case and hand this pc to mom. lol
All I want is to not have FPS drops in the OUtlands :( Gah... I am so happy to finally get 60, but the FPS drops annoy the hell out of me. Though I would have less issues if I added just 512MB more ram (I run out fairly fast, since I usually have Opera or FIrefox open while in WoW)
nvidia has a history of buying competitor like 3dfx and ULi Technologies and simply let their products die.
have you ever seen a graphic card supporting the next versions of the software apis through some kind of update?
Buying a directx9 card later supporting directx10 ? It's nvidias interest to sell every year a new graphic card to gamers.
there will be more games for that card... software currently in development will continue to use it for now, remember from start to release of a computer takes often years.
Such is life as a computer user. I hate it too lol. When I got my pc, it was fairly good. A few months later, they dropped the socket, switched to a different one, now it's even another one - and a new slot of gfx (I have AGP still).
Long story short, upgrade 1 item, upgrade all parts :( Makes my wallet depressed, but I've put it on prozac, it's all happy and fluffy like now :))
And come on, who on earth would actually want to use iTunes? :P
I completely agree with you.
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It's amazing the things mac hippies will use, and PAY FOR... OUT THE ASS...
How the hell do you pay for crap out of the ass (DO NOT COMMENT on the use of the word crap ok? lol)...
But yeah, in that aspect Linux FTW. It's the first damn thing I am getting back if ever I get that new machine.
Currently I'm logged into wow waiting if I'm needed in the raid, have some firefox windows open, watch the last episode of house and 2,85gb ram are used, the rest is used as hard drive cache. I don't want xp or 32bit back :)
Could I ask you, what are the full specs (and OS) you're using? (THough based on your posts, I think you have Vista 64)
Macs are sweet n all, but they cost sooooo much here. Also, the other stuff I commonly use doesn't really work fine on mac. For WoW and Photoshop (Illustrator too, yes), I'd do it. But the other stuff stops me.
Thanks guys. I really couldn't justify SLI either in my mind, but I thought I could be wrong :P I mean, my main concern is to get over 2FPS in damn raids. It's starting to piss me off. If I have Opera/IE/Fx open with a tab or 5, my ram chokes. (I run WoW, Antivirus, Corecenter, Winamp/Foobar, Setpoint, browser, Notepad ++ and have an explorer folder open - addons :P) I only have 1GB of ram, but seeing as it's DDR1, my CPU socket is 754, it's ridiculous to upgrade anything right now. If I replace one part, I'd need to get the rest too - so it's just easier to save up for the new parts, shove the thing together and hope I didn't mess up. (My common mistake is the wrong jumper on my hard drive)
The only reason for Quad core would be future oriented. I like my machines to last me a while, this lil thing kept me going for about 4 or 5 yrs now. It's time to replace it, and I like a pc to last at least 4 yrs.
Tek, I do try to speed thnigs up on my pc too, but I don't overclock since my cooling doesn't allow it. I have to leave my room heating off (my case is too close to a radiator) or it jumps to 55C, which may not be a lot, but then I take a huge performance hit.
That was why I was checking. I mainly play wow, DoD, DoD Source, CoD 1, 2 and 4 .. LOL Other than that, I don't play that many games. Though POrtal I have got to get.. (OK, and I play Garry's Mod.. so sue me)
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WoW's only dual threaded, too. But hey, you can still use your extra computationalobsters for multitasking. At least that's what I do. Also, ram is really cheap. 4 gigs!
So then, dual core is more than sufficient :) And SLI not needed either ;) That way I get to buy a much heavier Gfx card :P
I am considering taking a look at a new config for my gaming pc. My main question is.. Does wow use SLI correctly? I know several games have issues with it. Same goes for dual core/quad core. Any comments on it? I'd like to hear from a few who have sli and or a quad core cpu, I am curious how much performance you gain by it.
What I would like to achieve :
- Run dual monitor set up. 1 for games etc (the "active" monitor in front of me, which would be the biggest of both) and 1 for sites. I hate alt-tabbing.
- Be able to perhaps have wow and photoshop open (so that'd be 4GB ram? lol)
Ok, and play COD4 etc, but honestly any new machine will pull it, so it's cool. I am not sure if I want to get Vista or just use Wine for WoW, Steam and Photoshop.