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considering upgrade 4000+ San Diego vs 4400+ Dual Core

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February 3, 2006 4:20:56 PM

I am considering upgrading to the 4000+ San Diego from the system listed below. I am also considering the 4400+ Dual Core. Would it be bad to stay with a single core? And will I get any considerable difference in performance? I just recently upgraded my ram to 2gigs OCZ so I'm not really interested in waiting for the AM2 version. Which I believe uses ddr2 but I could be wrong. If I'm wrong about AM2 let me know, which I'm sure you will. Any advice would be appreciated.

3500+ winchester
MSI NEO4 Plat SLI
1x BFG 7800GT OC
2x1 gig OCZ Platinum 2.2.3.5. 1T
74 gig Raptor
36 gig Raptor
500w Ultra PSU
February 3, 2006 4:26:04 PM

What do you mainly use your computer for?
If its games then I would say no.
If you do alot of multitasking and your system bogs down then yes go ahead and upgrade.
February 3, 2006 4:31:50 PM

I mainly game on it. fear, BF2, etc. I also use Photoshop CS2 and do a little video editing. I actually meant to say the 4200+ Dual Core not the 4400+ Dual Core.
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February 3, 2006 4:39:15 PM

I would save your money for now. I doubt you would see enough of a performance jump to justify getting one.
Once the M2 socket cpus come out the price of the older cores should come down quite a bit. By that time hopefully there will be alot more games that will take full advantage of an X2. Thats when I plan to upgrade.
February 3, 2006 5:47:18 PM

i like the 4200 u can alway's overclock you know
February 3, 2006 5:57:20 PM

Consider the Opty 170
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