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December 13, 2004 11:32:34 AM

Would it be worth my while in upgrading my NF2ultra + 2500 barton running @ 2.2ghz to a A64-3000 (s939) + a K8T800pro board ???

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December 13, 2004 3:09:27 PM

Only if you OC the hell outta the A64.

The performance difference between an AXP@2.2 and an A64@1.8 is just too small. If you get the A64 up to 2.4 or so, then it will be a significant upgrade, IMO.

Mike.
December 13, 2004 3:55:25 PM

I agree with <b>fishmahn</b>. This upgrade will be worth the money in an overclocking context only.

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December 13, 2004 5:37:00 PM

but that chipset is crap for overclocking, so it doesnt worth it, period.

A socket 754 3000+ outperform the 3000+ 939, so if it's budget allow no faster CPU, then upgrading to a 754 3000+ with an nforce3 board worth it...i know, I did it!

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December 13, 2004 7:27:05 PM

I understand your point, but in today's context, I would rather get a S939 based system even if I would loose some performance. Because the S939 platform will probably offer a better upgrading opportunity. Socket 754 is not dead, but AMD will not put to the market anything faster for if even if it would be possible.

6 months ago S754 was the best budget AMD64 platform, but with the new S9393 3000+, this platform is now quite affordable.

NOTE : I do prefer nForce3 chipset too, but I would not say that VIA chipset is not good for non-hardcore users.

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A7N8X / <font color=green><b>Sempron 2800+</b></font color=green> <- <i>Is this affecting my credibility?</i>
Kingston DDR333 2x256Megs
<font color=red>Radeon 8500 128Megs</font color=red> @ C:275/M:290 <- <i>It's enough for WoW!</i>
December 13, 2004 8:39:06 PM

via chipset may be good for hard core user, but not for hardcore overclocker...

-Always put the blame on you first, then on the hardware !!!
December 13, 2004 9:16:10 PM

Why ask a question that you already know the answer to?
Question: Do you mind if I spend my money foolishly?
Answer : No

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December 13, 2004 10:38:35 PM

Wait until Abit brings out thier nforce4 mobo. You know it will be good, then you will be able to oc the chip to 2.6.
Unfortunately it will be pci-exp graphics, so you will have to loose your agp card.
December 16, 2004 11:35:53 AM

curious to see if the newer architecture would b better than the AXP architecture (64-bitness not withstanding)... yes i would oc an A3000 to 2.2ghz+ when/if i get that one...

would like to keep my r9700pro for a while longer hence the nf3-250/K8t800PRO notion...

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