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September 16, 2005 6:14:10 AM

ok so i might upgrade my proccesor and motherboard soon because i thinks its holding back my 6800. i have a athlon xp3200 right now but i probably want a good enough cpu so i could just ladder my way throught this and get a new vid card later on. any ideas? Thank You

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September 16, 2005 10:28:33 AM

I agree. I don't think your 3200+ will be holding you back in any noticable way. How much RAM do you have? That's more likely to be your problem.

Battlefield2 is a good example of a RAM-hungry game. More than 1Gb is necessary there for smooth play.

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September 19, 2005 6:32:58 PM

i have a gig of ocz performance. ya my system works great i was just thinking for the future.

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September 20, 2005 8:31:54 AM

By the time you actually <i>need</i> those parts, they'll cost a crapload less, so you may as well wait until then.

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September 20, 2005 6:57:55 PM

Money is obviously burning a hole in your pocket.

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September 20, 2005 10:57:08 PM

In response to the topic title:
I once asked a client if the computer was too fast, and he replied, "too fast is never fast enough", so there you go...

My Athlon XP 2700+ is currently running at... I believe it's 13.5 x 166. Whichever multiplier would get it to apx. 2.25 Ghz.

I have a 6800 GT in my system, and the only games I notice a bottleneck (not including load times... >_>) are Half-Life² and the other Source/Steam games, which are highly CPU dependant.

Everything else seems to run fine. I get Doom 3 Ultra, Battlefield 2 Ultra_High, Splinter Cell 3: Chaos Theory and all that running smoothly quite easily.

A 3200+ (XP Barton or any 64 core) shouldn't be bottlenecking a 6800 class card at all.

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September 20, 2005 11:02:36 PM

BF2 Ultra High??

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September 20, 2005 11:46:30 PM

It's a config tweak to use the higher quality graphics levels.

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September 21, 2005 4:35:25 AM

ya your right lol its just you see everyone with all that high end crap, and your like o....well this athlon xp is 3 years old....i just wanna play some stalker, fear, and quake 4 if they ever come out...Thank You

Looking for a fender jaguar/ jag-stang. has to be a lefty.
Email: CharlesJReel@hotmail.com
September 24, 2005 3:04:02 AM

Agreed. He can send some my way.
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