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CPU Upgrade P4 - Pd940 3.2

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April 29, 2006 7:41:02 PM

Im looking to upgrade my current system:

P4 3.0Ghz HT
1Gb ddram
Geforce 6600GT
Asus P4p800 se
X-fi Elite pro

As you can see its not pci express and most components except the sound card arnt really top of the line.

I would like to move to the pci express which would involve me replacing all but the sound card ( i would want to move to ddr2 aswell)

Ive been looking around and ive seen this cpu Pentium D 940 3.2 dual core

Is this a good cpu for gaming? is it worth the money to upgrade now or should i wait, and do you think that is a fair price for that cpu? or could i gett an equivilant amd performing cpu for less, i get confused between the 2, and i am not a fan boy of either.

Also can someone update me on the latest socket for amd and intel, so can get and understaning of whats old, and whats coming.

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April 29, 2006 9:03:06 PM

If you can possibly stand pat for even three more months, I would, as Conore (intel's next dual core) should be out in July, and will likely drastically outperform the current 9xx series, as well as nearly everything else.....
April 29, 2006 9:24:47 PM

well that would be great, but i am unable to fold out for the latest processors, and im guessing conroe will be £600?
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