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Old 07-26-2008, 12:19 PM   #1
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Default New motherboard or cpu?


i assume my scores are so low because my cpu is bottlenecking?




ECS AMD690GM-M2 AM2 AMD 690G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane 2.1GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADO4000IAA5DD

2 Kingston HyperX 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model KHX6400D2/1G

Antec True Power Trio TP3-430 430W ATX12V Power Supply with Three 12V Rails

Western Digital Caviar SE WD1200AAJS 120GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (main drive)

EVGA 512-P3-N861-AR GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive(soon to be purchased)

200gb ide hd..which is about to die any day now

Old soundblaster audigy 2 zs soundcard..

also some generic cd/dvd burner which is also ide..

what do you guys think i should upgrade?
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Old 07-26-2008, 01:07 PM   #2
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Depends on how much money you're willing to spend. I would make a switch from AMD to Intel. I'm not a fanboy or anything, I just don't know much about AMD, and to me the E8400/3110 seems like one of the best investments out there. This will require the CPU and a new motherboard of course. Then if you get an SLI mobo, you can add another 9600GT or you can sell yours and get an HD4850 (I would get the HD4850 over an SLI).
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Old 07-26-2008, 01:09 PM   #3
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yeah that cpu isent very good, that and 1 gb of ram also. you should get a better cpu and if you can 1 more gb of ram, unless you dont game, i know when i went from a better cpu and 2gb's of ram it was nice being able to actualy run games good haha
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Old 07-26-2008, 01:15 PM   #4
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yeah that cpu isent very good, that and 1 gb of ram also. you should get a better cpu and if you can 1 more gb of ram, unless you dont game, i know when i went from a better cpu and 2gb's of ram it was nice being able to actualy run games good haha
He's got 2gigs...
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Default Re: New motherboard or cpu?

Don't always trust those benchmarks.

Your system is still quite fast, however IMO the CPU would be whats holding it down in many things. I personally don't think its worth the upgrade yet. But if you really want to spend money, something like this would be a decent upgrade

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103274
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Old 07-26-2008, 01:36 PM   #6
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Default Re: New motherboard or cpu?

I was thinking of going intel..but i'm on a tight budget of 150 dollars..

is my psu powerful enough to handle a 5800+ or 6000+ ?
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:21 AM   #7
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Could my lack of performance be bios issue?

Heres how it's set up

Standard CMOS features
IDE channel 0 Master ->Maxtor 200gb ide drive(slave drive)
channel 2 Master -> western digital 120gb sata drive(main drive)

Advanced Bios Features
Hard disk boot priorities
Ch2 -> western digital(main drive)
Ch0 -> maxtor(slave)

CPU Internal Cache -> enabled
CPU external cache -> enabled
First boot device -> harddisk/ 2nd -> CD-rom

OS Select For D-ram>64 [OS2]

Advanced Chipset Features

1. D-Ram Config
timing mode -> auto
SPD checksum restart-> ignore
DQS training control-> skip
CKE basepower down mode-> disabled
CKE base power down-> per channel
MeM clock Tri-stating-> disabled
Memory hole remapping-> enabled
Auto optimize bottom IO-> enabled
Bottom Of UMA D-RAM [31:24] [FC]

2. LDT and PCI bus control
LDT bus width-> auto
LDT bus frequency-> auto

HT drive strengh ->auto
HT reciever comp. ctril -> auto
HTT PLL Control -> high speed

3. IGX config
UMA frame buffer size -> auto
IGX engine Clock -> 400
System bios Cacheable -> disabled

Intergraded peripherals

1. South Onchip IDE
IDE Dma transfer access -> enabled
Onchip IDE channel 10 -> enabled
Primary Master p10 -> auto
Primary slave -> auto
Primary UDMA master -> auto
Primary UDMA slave -> auto
ATi sata controller -> enabled
Ati sata type -> native IDE
IDE HDD block mode -> enabled

2. Soth Onchip Pci
Ati azalia audio -> disabled (think it's because i have a creative soundcard?)
SB600 spread spectrum -> enabled
usb 2.0 controller -> enabled
usb controller -> enabled
usb legacy -> enabled
usb mouse -> enabled
usb storage -> enabled
Onbaord LAN -> enabled
Lan Boot ROM -> disabled

3. super Io Device
onboard FDC controller -> enabled
onboard serial port 1 [3f8/irq4]
onboard parallel port [3f8/irq7]
onboard port mode [spp]
INIT display first [pciex]

Power management
ACPI suspend type [s3(str)]
HDD power down -> disabled
video off [suspend -> off]
video off method [v/h sync + blank]
soft-off [instant off]
ACPI TSDT -> disabled
HPET support -> enabled

PNP/PCI config
Resources controlled by -> [auto(escd)]
pci/vga palette snoop -> disabled

Frequency voltage control

NTP fid control -> auto
NTP vid control -> auto
AMD K8 cool/quiet control -> auto
DIMM voltage adjust [+.10v]
auto detect pci clk -> enabled
Spread sectrum -> disabled
CPU clock-> 200mhz(shouldn't this be higher?)
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You have a Brisbane, why don't you have a go at overclocking it?
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i'm on stock cooling
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Old 08-01-2008, 02:42 PM   #10
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Default Re: New motherboard or cpu?

up on the psu, for my rig, see below, im running it on a 420w PSU that came with the case.

if uve got about 300 bucks,

tigerdirect.com has a nforce 680i and a intel core 2 quad for 300, great deal i think, if u want, they also have a Aprevia case with a 800w PSU, and a great deal on 9800GTX
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