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Old 03-17-2005, 12:30 PM   #41
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It may or may not be. PCI-Ex is not yet fully develooped. Again stop messing with the reality.
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Old 03-17-2005, 05:10 PM   #42
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i hate to agree with giancarlo but hes right, it is not fully deveolped they are still working on it
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I think I'll stick with AGP until most games actually use PCI-E to it's full capabilites.
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Old 03-17-2005, 11:33 PM   #44
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I think I'll stick with AGP until most games actually use PCI-E to it's full capabilites.
I would have to disagree. I did see an increase changing from AGP to PCI-E:

AGP card: X800XT-PE



PCI-E Card: X800 XL



My Memory speeds (on vid card) were similar (556/540), but there was quite the diff between GPU speeds: (472/567)

Obviously the Mobo changed (MSI K8N-Neo2 to Neo-4) Nforce3-4, but this should not account for as much diff as I saw here.

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Old 03-18-2005, 12:10 AM   #45
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Well those are synthetic benchmarks, but I meant for games. No game out today uses the full bantwidth of PCI-E.
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Old 03-18-2005, 04:20 AM   #46
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Isnt that the point of upgrading? I mean why upgrade if it will only last you a few months?

PCI-E is the next Gen of Video card interface, just like socket 939 is for AMD CPU's.

The wise thing to do when considering upgrade uptions is not to find the cheapest alternative, but the most cost-effective for the long-run.

Get PCI-E because next time you upgrade, you don't need to get a new motherboard too, unless you work at a computer store and can return things for full value a year later...


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loyalist i notced that your using the 3000+, is that 2.6ghz air cooled or liquid?
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Old 03-18-2005, 12:43 PM   #48
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Air-Cooled. I am currently using the Coolermaster Hyper6, although it did take more than a little effort to get it to fit.




Temps are around 32C idle @stock, 38-40C Idle @2.6GHZ

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holy shit thats insane..artic silver 5? ima be buying that heatsink lol thats amazing
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Actually, I ran Arctic Silver Ceramique:

http://www.arcticsilver.com/ceramique.htm

I tested both the Arctic Silver 5, and the Ceramique, and I get lower temps with the ceramique, and its easier to put on, and cheaper.

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