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I am prepared to get a new MB and processor....its the other parts I would like to reuse.
If I need to get all new parts it is not inexpensive.
But I am open to a list of parts that may keep the cost down and increase performance.
And after the new motherboard, you find you need
New RAM, power supply, etc.
If you can retell the goal here, maybe you can do something like upgrade the video card only?
I just lost a long description
And I am a lousy typer.....but that is what I want to find a board that will use my memory and video card.....
I only want to edit digital photos ....the D50 NEFs work fine on my computer but the D200 ones slow it down...the 2 programs I use most are Nikon NX and PSCS2.
I am willing to try more memory in this computer but not if I can not use it in another board if I need to go that way.
I have found core 2 boards with 2 ddr400 slots but I would like to find one with 4 slots.
My other choice if I can afford it is to build a new computer....but some of this new terminology has me confused and I am not sure what parts go with what.
PCIe slots....and graphic cards that cost more than most computers....its all over my head.
Ok, let's look at the hard disk.
I find even a 2.4GHz CPU to not be a big bottleneck on "opening" a picture. Maybe you have the old XP DMA bug biting you? Tell me about your motherboard driver package and if you flipped the channels to PIO and back as well as the hard disk make/model.
Over my head Robert....
But it is not opening photos that is a problem it is not so much even minor edits but heavy editing and/or batch processing with the 10mb files is the problem.
Board: Intel Corporation D865PERL AAC27646-206
Serial Number: AZRL31907199
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Intel Corp. RL86510A.86A.0046.P03.0304041005 04/04/2003
WDC WD800JB-00JJA0 [Hard drive] (80.03 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-
Maxtor 6Y120P0 [Hard drive] (122.94 GB) -- drive 1, s/n Y40HVYBE, rev YAR41VW0, SMART Status: Healthy
And I do not understand the PIO thing.
About batch processing. Think about it.
No cpu upgrade can fix that. Even a twice fast machine will only (at best) do that in 1/2 the time.
Maybe it's just a matter of switching to decaf?
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/storage/IDE-DMA.mspx describes the procedure. This may sound crass but after describing that we do this in spite of what DMA it shows I will no longer repeat that over and over. I leave it to you to take the free hint.
The primary channel says ultra DMA mode 5
but the secondary channel says ultra dma mode 2 even after the change back and forth.....is that a problem?
I did the swap to PIO several times on both channels.
Could be the issue if...
If there is a hard disk on the secondary IDE channel then it's not running at full tilt.
Thank you for doing the deed without the long explanation. I really must craft the long answer someday so I can paste it in. It's a bug and easy to step over if you just follow the article. (which you have)
-> Here's my thought. What I do today is to fit the nice 80 conductor IDE cables all around the machine since they are cheap and required for the higher speed IDE modes.
Q. What cable type is on the secondary channel?
If there is a hard disk there, you may be on the path to a cheap fast quick fix.
My guess its 40 strands
I will check into this tomorrow as well as which is the secondary cable.
I will order 80 strand cable when I order some more memory.
Any mobo that will use your video card, CPU and memory
will gain you exactly nothing.
I just lost a great Gigabyte mobo with a 478 socket CPU. Just to use the CPU and memory I just ordered an ASUS P4S800D from Newegg for $57.00, it will not come close to replacing the Gigabyte mobo. Only did it to get a mobo with a few SATA ports, most of those for the socket 478 that have SATA require DDR2 memory.
The world is rapidly leaving the socket 478 /DDR world.
So many "upgrades are an extremely disappointing waste of money.
Socket 478 is not the way to improve over what you have, [could put a faster CPU in it, such as one of the 3Gb up].
Robert makes a good point about your system being fine. That's my point about disappointing low budget upgrades.
Now we are getting somewhere......Thanks I kept looking at Intel boards as that was all I ever used and although I was lost I had a little better understanding of the terms.
939 is what I am looking for...correct
Just to be sure I am not lost again this is the type board I am looking for.
that's a good mobo, but is it too much for your needs?
it doesn't have on-board graphics so you'll need to add another $45 for a geforce 6200 (the same graphics are built in to my recommended mobo). the gigabyte is an sli board which support 2 graphic cards and is intended for gaming (which you expressed no interest in).
i still say the biostar board is a better choice for your intended usage.
any chance you know of a full size board with my requirements......I like the added room.....I built a computer with a Micro board a while ago and I am too clumsy for that.Maybe it was just a poor design on the board but ...it was difficult.
I am getting a better understanding ...... I May be back if the memory does not help much.
I did it...
But I am not sure why.....