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Old 08-01-2008, 02:49 PM   #11
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He's too tight.

Upgrade your CPU. A 5600+ should do you good. Or, try a 5800+ or a 6000+. Fastest CPU in the Dual Core series is a 6400+. The Phenoms are a little too expensive for you.

Here, that's a decent upgrade, for the buck:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103274

Also, like DJ-Crhis said, don't always trust benchmarks. Here's a proof:
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Old 08-01-2008, 03:07 PM   #12
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go with a new processor for now, your motherboard is still good.
Unless you want to do what i m doing, which is to get a new mobo (i already got) and like dont buy a new processor till the phenom goes down in price even more.
Your computer is pretty much fast already.
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Old 08-01-2008, 03:48 PM   #13
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thats wierd my score was above yours and its slower.
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Old 08-01-2008, 04:12 PM   #14
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i'm on stock cooling
I think we've found the solution then. No need to buy a new CPU, simply get an after market cooler and clock it up!
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Get an Zalman aftermarket!
unless theres one thats better.
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Old 08-01-2008, 05:39 PM   #16
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Zalman FTL!
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He's too tight.

Upgrade your CPU. A 5600+ should do you good. Or, try a 5800+ or a 6000+. Fastest CPU in the Dual Core series is a 6400+. The Phenoms are a little too expensive for you.

Here, that's a decent upgrade, for the buck:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103274

Also, like DJ-Crhis said, don't always trust benchmarks. Here's a proof:
yea i'm kinda thinkin that the 4000+ is bottlenecking..think it's time for an upgrade..can anyone recommend me a good cooler..
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Old 08-02-2008, 12:09 AM   #18
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Their stock cooler Nah, I have a great experience with my Cooler Master GeminII, and it works with an AM2 board as well. I have a 4000+, and I have a 6400+ coming.
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Old 08-02-2008, 06:51 AM   #19
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yea i'm kinda thinkin that the 4000+ is bottlenecking..think it's time for an upgrade..can anyone recommend me a good cooler..
It won't bottleneck if you overclock it, something like this cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...1&Tpk=hdt-s963
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It won't bottleneck if you overclock it, something like this cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...1&Tpk=hdt-s963
Looks good..how much overclocking would i be able to get with such a cheap board?
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