Mobo upgrade AGP vs PCI-E -
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I sent this inquiry to MSI and received a generic "yes/yes".
[I have a MSI 645E Max2 (MS-6567) series ATX motherboard, 400FSB, DDR333/266 memory controller. I want to upgrade the video card from a G4 Ti4200 64mb to a 6600GT 128mb AGP 4x/8x 128bit GDDR3 series type card ... My Mobo says it supports only AGP 2x/4x. I also want to upgrade the RAM from a single 512mb DDR266 to 1GB (2 - 512mb) DDR400/PC3200 cas2.5 Will this card and RAM work?]
I'm trying to upgrade enough (until complete upgrade next year) to run games like Doom3, HL2, and maybe even Farcry on high to near high settings.
My ?'s are:
1)Is it worth spending about $130 US (that's cheap) for a PNY 6600GT AGP card even if my mobo doesn't support 8X's AGP (only 4X's AGP) or should I wait until I can to do a full upgrade next year - Mobo (PCI-E), faster CPU maybe P4 3.0, and at least a 6600GT (PCI-E) card.
2) The price for 1GB (2-512mb,appx. $90 US) of either DDR333 or DDR400 Ram is essentially the same ... might as well go for the DDR400 cas 2.5 right? So when I upgrade my Mobo I'll have the faster Ram.
What do the GURU's THINK???