I tried upgrading my old Media Center PC to Vista.
Turns out Vista doesn't support the Nforce2 chipset.
So I upgraded the machine. Here's what I got:
ABIT IB9 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Allendale 1.8GHz
GIGABYTE GV-NX76T256D-RH GeForce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-6400 800MHz 240-pin DDR2 Memory
Paid $350 including shipping after rebates.
Here's what I sold:
Abit NF7 Nforce 2 MB
Athlon XP 3000+
2 1gb DDR chips
Sold them on ebay for $275.
So it cost me $75
Machine is much faster. I have NFS Underground that
played like crap on my old FX5200 agp card. Now I can
play it with max settings and it's smooth. One major
downfall is the Video card's silent heatsink sticks up
too far to allow the cover of my D-Vine case to go back
on. A real shitter. I have to figure this one out.