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Old 11-10-2005, 02:12 PM   #1
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ok, i am debating wether to get a 6600GT 4X/8X AGP or a 3200+ AMD?

I dont know

Ohh, and what is so good about E6 stepping?
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Old 11-10-2005, 03:24 PM   #2
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Anyone?
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Old 11-10-2005, 03:24 PM   #3
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your cpu is OCed enough to make it like a 3200....id say get the 6600gt but your so close to that already
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Old 11-10-2005, 03:28 PM   #4
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I don't see anything wrong with your current machine, althought I don't know what RAM you have.
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Old 11-10-2005, 04:25 PM   #5
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yeah man.. just save up and make a biger upgrade.. you'll barely see a diff between what you're gonna get and what you have
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thats what i was thinking btw, i have like the cheapest OCz ram you can get ~1042gbs

now what is new in the 3000+ E6 edition and the old 3000+ amd??
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u really shouldnt make such a small upgrade like that, u will see barely if any improvement, just save up for now
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but what is the difference in the 3000+ E6 edition and the old 3000+ amd??
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Old 11-10-2005, 11:49 PM   #9
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thats what i was thinking btw, i have like the cheapest OCz ram you can get ~1042gbs

now what is new in the 3000+ E6 edition and the old 3000+ amd??
What does it say on the chips? The new E6's have SSE3, a better memory controller.
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Yeah, basically, the memory controller in E6 now supports 4 DDR400 DIMM's, whereas in the old versions, using 4 DIMM's meant the modules would run at DDR333.

Also, yeah, the SSE3 support, but I don't know many apps which can take advantage of it at the moment, but it's good to have for the future.
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Old 11-11-2005, 10:40 AM   #11
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No, the E6 memory controller makes that when 4 DIMMS are populated, the RAM is at 1T instead of 2T on the E3 memory contorller.
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Where did you read this? I've never read it that way before.
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its basically the same thing.
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n00b question; RAM is at 1T instead of 2T???

ohh, and would it be worth $25 more? (i ccould sell mine @ $130)
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I don't think noobs even know how to ask that question, lol but try running your RAM at 1T instead of 2T because 1T is faster and recommended. You use 2T when running 4 sticks of RAM.
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Yeah, there's little difference between latencies, but command rates are imporant in most tasks.
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actually its EXTREMELY important. with a 2T command rate, your computer takes a HUGE performance hit.
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Question (n00b or otherwise): the what does this T stand for? :'(

So, i am thinking its worth the $25? I mean 25 USD is not that much... There should really be a benchmark comparing the two.
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I dont know what the "T" stands for but it is associated with command rate. I would say go for the E6 Revision.
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Yeah, since i still have a stock fan on it, i would buy the E6, and a zalman and oc to 2.65 or something like that.
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