Your motherboard is very outdated. It's based on a crappy VIA chipset that only supports 400MHz FSB CPUs & has a 4X AGP slot
well thanks for being honest. I know that my system is old. i just want to keep the system and upgrade it to the highest i can since its parts becamme very cheap now.
Your P4 processor is weak & you don't have enough RAM. And as I recall, you already bought the wrong type of RAM (registered/ECC meant for servers?). Hopefully you got your money back
i just upgraded (just now) my P4 from 1.8Ghz/400Mhz to 2.8Ghz/533Mhz. For my RAM i bought (yes again i bought but its the correct type now) 1Gb DDR266 and no i didnt got my money back from my previous mistake, im trying to sell that ECC RAM w/o any luck at all.
How much did you pay for the FX5500, more than $20??
No its less, $15-$13 cant remember but it is below $20
If you're trying to turn this old machine into a gamer, it's not gonna happen, unless you'll be happy playing games that are about 5 yrs old?
Before i was trying to do that, but i realized the power of dual cores and everything today, Im planning to upgrade this system to the highest and when im done, Buying latest system will be my next goal.
Thanks for the help dude. I appreciate it.