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Old 11-30-2006, 03:30 PM   #11
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have a look at the x2 4400+
Different core, same clock speed as the 4200+ and 2x 1mb l2 cache instead of the 2x 512 on the 4200+
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Old 11-30-2006, 03:34 PM   #12
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so a 1mb l2 cache is better than 2 x 512? yeh i was favouring to the 4400 amd its cheeper
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Old 11-30-2006, 03:48 PM   #13
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so a 1mb l2 cache is better than 2 x 512? yeh i was favouring to the 4400 amd its cheeper
yes, having more l2 cache is a good thing. I'm not an expert when it comes to cpus, so can't really tell you if there are any major differences in the cores, but the 4400+ is definitely a nice cpu.
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oright thanks and if i upgrade ill be relatively future proofed?
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oright thanks and if i upgrade ill be relatively future proofed?
yes. The only bad thing would be that the vid card doesn't support dx10, but I don't see a point in upgrading yet. nVidia is going to be releasing their cheaper dx10 card probably during Q2 of 2007, so next summer would be a good time to upgrade. Though there are already some dx10 games coming out Q1.
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yes. The only bad thing would be that the vid card doesn't support dx10, but I don't see a point in upgrading yet. nVidia is going to be releasing their cheaper dx10 card probably during Q2 of 2007, so next summer would be a good time to upgrade. Though there are already some dx10 games coming out Q1.
There is already a few dx10 cards out now put they are damm expensive i would wait to upgrade also ATI are coming out with rumored core speeds of 1ghz so i would wait till ATI release and see
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Old 12-01-2006, 01:09 PM   #17
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how come my 7600 gt said pci e on the box but actually fits into the agp slot?
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Is there even such a thing as future proof?....lol

There is always new stuff coming out, seems that whenever you buy something, a newer model comes out and the one you just bought goes down in price.
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Old 12-05-2006, 02:24 AM   #19
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is it worth upgrading now or should i wait for the market to settle a little
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Old 12-05-2006, 02:43 AM   #20
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Yes it's worth upgrading now. If not, you'll always end up waiting and waiting and waiting....because technology changes like every 6 months. There are good stuff out already. Next year, we'll see a bunch of new stuff all over again. It's never ending.
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