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Upgrading XP 3200+ to 64 3500+?

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September 16, 2005 10:14:56 PM

I currently have a XP 3200+(socket A), 9800 AIW, 2X512 Corsair XMS XLL, ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe, 550W Thermaltake.

Would a 64 3500+ 939 socket, 850XT be worth the expense to upgrade now?

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Arthurh on 09/16/05 07:29 PM.</EM></FONT></P>

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September 16, 2005 11:17:51 PM

C'mon guys, I'm just asking for advise and opinions. :smile:
September 16, 2005 11:49:31 PM

You are talking 20% more cpu, and 50%+ better graphics. Is it worth it? It depends on what games you play, and how much eye candy you like.
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September 16, 2005 11:57:49 PM

Thanks for the reply.

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You are talking 20% more cpu, and 50%+ better graphics. Is it worth it? It depends on what games you play, and how much eye candy you like.


So copying DVDs would be greatly improved? I like eye candy, thou not an absolute nessecity. Flight sims and Serious Sam etc..
September 17, 2005 12:04:16 AM

Copying DVDs is all burner work, so no help there. I cant see any need for more frames, or better image in those games either. Does your framerate ever drop below 50?
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September 17, 2005 12:09:43 AM

/////Copying DVDs is all burner work, so no help there.


Wusy and endyen, I didn't know that. Thanks I guess I was referring to authoring as well.



////// Does your framerate ever drop below 50?


I don't know how to monitor my framerates while playing these games.

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September 17, 2005 12:12:49 AM

A program called fraps would work, but the question is more of wether the game is running too slow.
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September 17, 2005 12:16:18 AM

/////A program called fraps would work, but the question is more of wether the game is running too slow.


S.S. seems to run fine, Flight sim 2004 will task my PC sometimes.

Never heard of "fraps". Is that how you would google it?
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September 17, 2005 12:27:00 AM

Thanks for the link Wusy!!! :smile: I'll definately use it.

So.....basically what your telling me is my PC is fine in its current setup. :smile:
September 17, 2005 1:27:56 AM

While I would love to give Amd more business, your next step (next year maybe) should be to upgrade your gfx card. By next sept/oct another whole new batch of cards will come out.
If they aren't available in agp, you may have to do a major upgrade then.
September 17, 2005 2:25:36 AM

I dont see it Wusy

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