Well, the only game i actually play is tribes, i have unreal tournament and quake 3 but it's collecting dust.
Anyhow, i would get better cpu and motherboard except I don't really want to pay $200+ for the add-on where i don't think it would make that huge of a difference in game play.
What i was hoping is that the computer would let me navigate within windows such as opening the windows explorer or files, copy and so forth smoothly. right now at times it just lags and that makes no sense for a 500 mhz amd cpu. I mean i would use other cpus that are running at 200 mhz and it navigates fine. smoothly. It might just mean that i need to defrag my harddrive. I haven't done so in at least 3 weeks. I'll try that.
I run a voodoo 3 100 amd video card, and the modem is actually an actiontec call waiting modem. just like the one in the iopener, i paid $89 just for the modem! it works great though letting rings sound through when it's calling in through call waiting so my friends and other folks can call while we're online. DSL and cable modem aren't available in our area.
i figured it was a ram issue since i am a multi-tasker as anyone else. i would run the Interner Explorer, homesite html editor, windows media player, and photoshop. A typical set of active programs. So with all of that, i figured 128 sdram wouldn't be enough.
So, i'll defrag my system and see if it makes a difference.
Would it matter if if i get the 128 sdram 133 mhz chip for my computer which motherboard is 100 mhz and cpu is 500 mhz at 100 mhz bus, and my other 128 sdram chip is at 100 mhz? Wouldn't a 133 mhz cause some conflicts? are you sure it would work at the max of 100 mhz if it's joined in with the other 128 sdram 100 mhz chip?