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Old 09-11-2005, 05:38 PM   #1
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Default How much more performance will I get with an XP 3200+?

If I replace my XP 2400+ @ 2.15GHz with an Athlon XP 3200+ how much more performance do you think I will get in games (frames per second wise)?
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in games, the cpu doesn't matter as much as the video card does. a better video card is what is going to produce better performance in games. what video card do you have?
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6800gt in agp. But I play counter-strike: source which is a very cpu intensive game so I only get 30-50 fps even on the lowest settings
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you said you have an xp 2400, what motherboard is it running on? the 2400 is a 333 fsb processor, and the 3200 is a 400 fsb processor. you have to make sure that your motherboard supports up to 400 fsb or you won't be able to switch processors without getting a new motherboard.
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Anything that 2003 and later will do it. A 2002 mobo may need flashing
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yeah, although I have seen some cheaper motherboards lately that only support up to 333 fsb, maybe the manufacturer has a bios upgrade that will fix that though.
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as u see in my signature i have a 2600 i overclocked it .... gives me better fps and alot bettter windows performance wise.... i get 30 - 100 fps in cs:s
cause i'm running everything on full including 1280x1024 exept the water reflections those are medium eventho it says 30 fps somtimes i dont feel it it still runs smooth so... lol u hsould jsut overclock that bitch and buy a better cpu fan like i did lol
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as u see in my signature i have a 2600 i overclocked it .... gives me better fps and alot bettter windows performance wise.... i get 30 - 100 fps in cs:s
cause i'm running everything on full including 1280x1024 exept the water reflections those are medium eventho it says 30 fps somtimes i dont feel it it still runs smooth so... lol u hsould jsut overclock that bitch and buy a better cpu fan like i did lol
what speed did you overclock your 2600 to? and how much and what brand of memory are you using? I have the same processor but cheap ram and I overclocked it and it was unstable.

edit: nevermind, I saw it in your signature

I overclocked mine to 2.3ghz and it was unstable with my cheap ram
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My motherboard is an MSI KT4AV with a VIA KT400A chipset.
I checked the manual and it says it supports only up to 333 fsb. Dang
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