|I have this Old Asus board , hate it , have lost WD 160 Gb HD , Sapphire HD 3450 PciE Video , RAM tests out at 685 Mhz at PC store. I am Disabled with Neurologic condition , progressive for life, thus broke! Should I just scrap the old Board , Video , Already scrapped the WD 160 GB HD , it died.|
I have three gigs of DDR2 667 , and 2 2GB Modules of DDR 800, am thinking of buying new board that will handle remaing good hardware. Any ideas for a RELIABLE board that is available , and , should I buy Win 7 64 Bit , to use the 4 gb's of Dual Channel that I have now, or , stay with Win XP Pro , and hope they lengthen support, or just give up , and Buy Win 7 64 bit?
I already have Win 7 32 bit, VERY UNIMPRESSED ! Plus , the 2 2 gbs of DDR2 Dual Channel are not going to get used right, Both XP PRO AND win 7 32 Bit only see, and "Use" 3.25 GB of the 4 gigs of RAM ! Really need some sound advice here, running out of Cash , and Patience really ! So is my wife. She usues Photoshop 7 (Yeah , I know, again , we are on Disability , thus BROKE !) I use it for research into my disease, e-mail , and Videos. I can't actually build the system anymore, too many tremors, but have an Engineer friend who'll do the work for Me. Please, some good advice , complete with links to Products would Really be appreciated ! Thanks to all. I have been with Tom's Hardware since 1998 , BEFORE the 1 Ghz barrier was broken. My First build was an AMD 950 !
My body just can't handle it anymore. Thanks again , i know it's a lot to ask , but i KNOW there are a lot of us geeks out there that can Really help. Thanks Grumpy7