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April 4, 2007 7:25:27 AM

Hi guys my 8800 card is kicking butt in most games on a AMD 3000+

so if i get a e6300 or 6400, will i see a huge difference. The games i play are COMPANY OF HEROES , TITAN QUEST, OBLIVION, TIGER WOODS, FIFA07, FEAR,

RESOLUTION 1024x 1280 -4aa-16af or 8aa-16af- qualitya textures :D 



To be honest i am not a huge fan of FPS games and mostly i love Strategy RPG AND racing.

So should i get a really awesome processor like the E6600 or would the E6300,4300,6400 would suffice.

Thanks chaps , ALSO I AM HAPPY i salute myself 500 posts :D  :trophy: :tongue:
April 4, 2007 8:18:36 AM

So i should be suffice with a E6300 or e4300 overclocked to INSANITY on a ASUS p5b dlx or a gigabyte DSQ6 Motherboard.

What say :D 
April 4, 2007 9:37:06 AM

If you already have an AMD 3000+ is that on a Socket 939 or AM2? Why not just upgrade to a dual core CPU for that platform? Bound to be cheaper than a new motherboard and CPU and possibly memory too.
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April 4, 2007 9:59:26 AM

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If you already have an AMD 3000+ is that on a Socket 939 or AM2? Why not just upgrade to a dual core CPU for that platform?


No, your better off with a e6300 or an e6400, althlons are dead, an e6300 can render better than a fx62, go witha 64 or 63 it doesnt need to be much more powerful unless your really serious or rich.

get some ddr2 while your at it
April 4, 2007 10:09:56 AM

I think it's cheaper to upgrade your CPU only, to an AMD X2 4200+. That's around the power of a E6300-E6400.

C2D are only better at the higher end models, where AMD doesn't have a similar model.
April 4, 2007 10:13:37 AM

Well i am Rich :lol:  but i ain't stupid . My athlon is the old socket 939, we have had some good times :cry:  .

I remember when i upgraded my p4 1.6 to the current AMD i was amazed at the difference in performance .

Sadly for me i upgraded a year and a half ago. :(  But since i am loaded to a degree have decided to get a intel chip as i can't bear to see my 8800 paired with the current processor.

I am just waiting till the 22nd Price cutz :D  . If they are what people have predicted then i will just pick up a e6700 and if they are not then a e4300.

Crazy logic but then i will just overcolck the sucker on a 680! motherboard and see what i can get out of it .

I am a lawyer but i have just started my career so i have money but it ain't coming out of my butt :lol:  yet :oops: 
April 4, 2007 11:22:02 AM

MY E6300 can achieve at peak:
60FPS @1240*768 in oblivion
60FPS @1280 *1024 in FEAR
that is with XP, 2Gigs of Ram and a single 7300GT

Buy the best CPU in the C2D range you can afford, it the best idea.

You are not stupid so dont go for the AMD, that is old news, you wouldnt buy a pentium 3 would you, its just from a different manufacture.

LGA775 also has alot of live left in it, at least 1 and a half years, and even when it is replace (unlike AMD) they keep old sockets going for ages with new CPUs and chipsets, such as socket 468. AM2 is going to be replaced soon, so keep your money and go with intel.

you may also want to CONSIDER vista, for direct X 10 and X64 bit operations, you can always send it back if you dont like it saying your pc isnt powerful enough, you could also dual boot with XP or Linux with vista for direct X10 using XOSL

Dont forget to use DDR2 at least 1 (but realalistically 2gigs for games and 64 bit operation) of RAM
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April 4, 2007 11:59:33 AM

What card did you have before the GTS that you are comparing it to? Paired with an FX-55, the 8800GTS is very good, but not kicking butt compared to the X1950XT I used before it. I'd think if I had an A64 3000+ instead, I may hardly see a difference in some games.

I'd OC that CPU for starters. If you haven't noticed, it's hard finding S939 X2's in stock right now. And if you do find them, they are alot more expensive than AM2.
April 4, 2007 12:10:29 PM

Even if you get an E6300, you can pretty easily OC it to near X6800 speeds. So save some money and don't worry about the lower end C2D's.
April 4, 2007 1:04:40 PM

If you're on AM2 then you already have DDR2, so it could be worth the cost of CPU and mobo to switch.

If you have a S939 board though just get an Opteron 165/170 and OC it.
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April 4, 2007 1:31:41 PM

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If you already have an AMD 3000+ is that on a Socket 939 or AM2? Why not just upgrade to a dual core CPU for that platform?


No, your better off with a e6300 or an e6400, althlons are dead, an e6300 can render better than a fx62, go witha 64 or 63 it doesnt need to be much more powerful unless your really serious or rich.

get some ddr2 while your at it

I just have to jump in here. If your performance is really fine now, why would you want to go to all the trouble of buying a complete new system, all the reloading and reformating, not mention the expense when an X2 is a drop in cheap upgrade? And you sure won't notice THAT much of a jump in frame rates with Core Duos over say a 4600X2. You will spend much cash for very little noticable improvement over the X2 for what you are doing.
You could also just overclock the 3000+ you have now.
Now if you were complaining that you are just not happy with your system, too slow, doesn't get the job done, ready to upgrade the whole stinking thing, then we would talk e6400.
April 4, 2007 1:43:36 PM

Hi guys thanks for the replies i really appreciate it;

I am having a bit of a situation with my computer its gone Nuts :cry: 

Please see my post on this page and tell me of you have any ideas ,

i am counting on you guys , thanks :( 
April 4, 2007 2:23:16 PM

Dual core cpu like E6300, X3 3800, 805 and etc should be good enough with the 8800GTS 320Mb. At 1280x1024, 8800GTS 320mb can even outperform 8800GTS 640Mb with the same hardwares. But if that old montherboard supports dual core X2 then you should go for that and save money.
April 4, 2007 6:05:30 PM

when buying PC components, you just have to buy the best you can afford without thinking about it to much, if you can afford the e6300 (which i happily recommend) and a new motherboard then go for it, if you cant then get another athlon - but if youy can dont get another athlon movw with the times.
April 5, 2007 1:31:29 AM

Just get an E4300 and the GA-965P-S3, should be less than 300$ total and a very nice upgrade. If you overclock that processor it can be insanely fast, but even at stock speeds it would a lot better than what you have. If you ever play Supreme Commander you'll be happy you didn't stick with the A64 3000+, and that might be true of most of the upcoming big DX10 titles.
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