10th July 2004, 11:39 AM
Need recommendations in upgrading to P4, CPU + motherboard + RAM + HDD
1. P4 CPU
3. RAM (if necessary)
WHAT I DO: Lotsa photographic, graphic (photoshop) stuffs. Dealing with huge picture sizes, and i click things in photoshop very fast, i don't like to wait. and i DON'T play games.
Currently i have a 512mb + 256mb PC2100 RAM.
I don't need top notch CPU RAW speed. a 2.4ghz suffice. I do alot of multitasking, so is a HT (hyperthreading) a MUST for me?
if i intend to keep these RAMs and buy a new P4 CPU and Motherboard, which one CPU+mobo combo should i get? or should i get those PC3200 RAMs? I need to know what's the performance in graphic and multitasking can i get.
For motherboard, i need one that can allow me to plug in lotsa devices.. 2 HDDs, 1 CD-ROM, 1 DVD-RW.
Harddisk should be relatively fast and STABLE is the top priority. Probably a SATA should be sufficient for me?
Any suggestions? Please throw them in
Last edited by behyx; 10th July 2004 at 11:47 AM.
10th July 2004, 12:19 PM
nowadays alot of the parts all vgd already...just get either the best or 1 step down from the best can already.
10th July 2004, 12:31 PM
no some motherboard tends to be quite unstable. i've used motherboards that lasted few years, and some lasted merely a few months or even weeks.
and some motherboards are more prone to hardware conflicts, and some no..
So i need to get recommendations from people..
10th July 2004, 12:40 PM
10th July 2004, 12:42 PM
In case you think I'm kidding, I'm not! (okay apart from the 30inch display :P)
Since you don't play games, heck, the Mac rocks for what you want. Forget Windows!
10th July 2004, 12:45 PM
Asus motherboard is quite gd. but a bit expensive..me using it..hehe..
or u can go hwz n read lor..usually what their recommendation will be ok one..so either can take what they recommend or go 1 step down will be more or less right already...or if u really get mixed user reports about the various brands..then..just get those parts from those "big-sounding" names lor
-p4 2.4 ghz . mostly nowadays they will coax u to get HT
-asus..the latest or 1 step down motherboard. definitely can enable u to plug in alot of devides one. one thing u got to check is if u want/need IEEE1394 connection some motherboard dont have it, others have
-ram: kingston 1gb. will leave u worry free until many years later
-HDD: 2x western digital 80 gb for a start shld sound ok? can always expand later one
10th July 2004, 01:02 PM
10th July 2004, 01:17 PM
You may want to provide a budget.
10th July 2004, 08:18 PM
10th July 2004, 09:08 PM
dont quite understand...whats the objective advantage of mac over P4?
10th July 2004, 09:32 PM
its more easy to use..
Originally Posted by clive
The design is better (hardware and software)
Performance is better.
I heard that they don't hang. Rock stable.
10th July 2004, 10:24 PM
You may want to give us a budget?
Since we are into photography, graphics card may be another factor to consider...
The latest motherboard supporting PCI Express 16x may not be what you are looking for at the moment... since the graphics drivers are not really optimised yet... and u have stated in your post that u do not play games...
11th July 2004, 12:35 AM
u wouldn't want to curse M$ when u are editing a photo halfway and the os crashes
Originally Posted by clive
not that mac os x don't crash, but since it's unix based, it crashes far far lesser
the colours on a mac is better
there is a reason why "Over 70% of graphic/publishing houses/designers in Singapore and around the world choose Mac"
that sounds suspiciously like the canon ad...
11th July 2004, 01:11 AM
11th July 2004, 01:55 AM
what abt laptop?
ibook starts at 2k
11th July 2004, 01:57 AM
No! ibook screen too small. i'm used to 19" CRT.
Originally Posted by zodnm
11th July 2004, 02:07 AM
11th July 2004, 02:35 AM
that is eh, useless post leh.. hehee
Originally Posted by SniperD
11th July 2004, 01:42 PM
link an ibook to ur current crt loh
12th July 2004, 11:33 AM