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Old 03-14-2008, 07:12 PM   #11
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oh.....lol.......try this then

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103204

u get a free tshirt too

He knows because he bought one just for the tshirt and so did i, lmfao

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Old 03-14-2008, 07:14 PM   #12
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dual cores are pretty much the standard today.

i love my dual core, would never go back

but if u guys wana spend some extra $$$, go for the quad.

sure, most programs cant utilize all the threads, but so wat, ur set in furturproffing for a wile

but for a good dual core, try this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115028
yes, your gfx card may bottleneck with the RAM as well may as well get a good dual core setup.
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:36 PM   #13
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You can actually buy a cheap mobo/dual core/RAM combo for very cheap. About $150. Look:
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138106
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103775
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211165
Those three components would provide a big leap in performance and bring the PC back up to date.
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Old 03-21-2008, 04:41 AM   #14
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I would 100% agree with worship me. I put out a couple extra dollars for a simple CPU upgrade and actually was not happy at all and ended up scrapping the whole thing and bought a new mobo/ram/cpu for $200(spent a tad more for a slightly better CPU) Well it made a world of difference.

On a side note I have an old AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (S939) single core processor and heatsink kicking around, If you like I can send it for shipping rate plus maybe $20.
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:42 AM   #15
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oh.....lol.......try this then

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103204

u get a free tshirt too

That won't work. It's an AM2 not a 939. He'd be screwed sideways if he folows that advise.
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