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Old 10-30-2008, 10:06 PM   #1
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I recently got a score of 4700 thats right 4700. From what I hear that's like a 10 year old computer. What should I upgrade first?
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The 8600GT. $150 on a 4850 would be a good start if you play above 1280x1024.
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The 8600GT. $150 on a 4850 would be a good start if you play above 1280x1024.

1680*1050 and I don't like ATi all their cards i had died on me when overclocking by even .01MHz
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or if you are still an nVidia fanboy, get an 9800GT for about $120 i think.
I like my 8800GT, though i think its starting to get slow, looks like i better find another 8800GT.

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now immna hit the sack, i ate to much nutmeg and i wanna leave before i do something stupid ignore this post
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I recently got a score of 4700 thats right 4700. From what I hear that's like a 10 year old computer. What should I upgrade first?
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I feel bad now...

First thing, the video card. Probably the main bottleneck if you game.

Beware that those scores don't effectively represent your performance. You will get higher scores with a quad-core, however, in everyday use, a quad-core of equal frequency of a dual-core will perform equally (assuming you do not use multi-threaded programs).
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First thing, the video card. Probably the main bottleneck if you game.

Beware that those scores don't effectively represent your performance. You will get higher scores with a quad-core, however, in everyday use, a quad-core of equal frequency of a dual-core will perform equally (assuming you do not use multi-threaded programs).
ye my vid card works fine in game usually
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If everything is fine, don't upgrade. It's nice to be able to hold out as long as possible because when you do upgrade you get better parts =p
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except for me, because soon the 8800GT will be sold out almost everywhere and i would have to pay over $200 for it if i ever find one in stores.
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except for me, because soon the 8800GT will be sold out almost everywhere and i would have to pay over $200 for it if i ever find one in stores.
in less than a year its prob gonna be like 70$
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