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January 21, 2010 5:59:09 PM

I recently upgraded my system, its a bit older but I am saving up for an i7 when they go downa bit in price, currently I just upgraded from an X2 4000+ 2gb ddr2 667 7200rpm hdd radeon 4650 which I had overclocked to 700/502.

I just upgraded my system and put in a X2 5600+ brisbane, 4x1 gb ddr2 800, and the same video card however I cant overclock it now that I have 2 monitors, the screen will flicker which A lot of people have had issues with, so to get to the point I have been using 3dmark 05 to run benchmarks because I dont want to run anything newer so I dont feel like I have a complete pos computer

My scores were

3dmark 05 7531 @ default clock speed
8115 @ 680/467 overclocked
8282 @ 700/502 overclocked,

I ran the test with all the 4gb 800mhz vs the 2gb 667 and I got

8115 600/400 (default clock for radeon 4650)

whats goin on here? it seems like it should be atleast a little bit higher then that

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a c 126 K Overclocking
January 21, 2010 6:24:04 PM

Memory has little to do with gaming, but even more so with 3dmark05, it just doesnt need more than 2 GB, and the extra speed isnt going to do jack.

But dnt feel like you've wasted your money, because you haven't that extra 2GB will help loads if your running windows vista or windows 7.
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January 21, 2010 7:30:20 PM

I've actually noticed a huge difference in fps, I can turn settings up a lot higher in crysis and cod4
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a c 126 K Overclocking
January 22, 2010 8:46:43 AM

Thats peachy. :) 
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January 23, 2010 9:24:07 PM

Why do you feel that upgrading from 2GB 667 to 4GB 800 is a waste of money? And im not complaining im just trying to find out what is going on, im not complaining I didn't mean to come off with that vibe
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January 23, 2010 9:24:50 PM

Best answer selected by VeXun11.
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January 24, 2010 1:22:45 PM

Your not going to gain that much in speed 667 vs 800 but if your using a 64 bit OS with 4G it will help in overall performance.
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a b K Overclocking
January 24, 2010 1:39:13 PM

vexun11 said:
Why do you feel that upgrading from 2GB 667 to 4GB 800 is a waste of money? And im not complaining im just trying to find out what is going on, im not complaining I didn't mean to come off with that vibe



HE probably says this because you could have just gotten 2gb of 667 and had the same improvement since the next upgrade will be to a DDR3 RAM setup and the 4gb of DDR2 800 will sit in a drawer along with your 2gb of DDR2 667 ! OR instead of spending the $ on it and the CPU you could have moved to a new MOBO - DDR3 RAM and an AM3 CPU for not that much more which then gets you on a platform that could be further upgraded as you get more funds instead of leaving you on an old platform that you will need to scrap on the next upgrade.
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May 27, 2010 9:24:06 AM

Don't ask me why im posting here but I put together an i7 system and I have my old system here lol I wish I would have just put together a new system instead of slowly upgrading. Oh well it was fun lol. It's Crazy how much of a difference I can notice between that X2 5600 and 4gb ddr2 radeon 4650 vs this i7 930 6gb ddr31600 and a 5830.

I wonder how much I could sell that old setup for lol, atleast like 200$ wouldn't you think it might be worth that?
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