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Old 04-18-2007, 05:07 PM   #1
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Default Worth upgrading my 939 socket to this... OR.....

So I know that 939 is almost gone, So I was wondering should I upgrade my current 3800+ X2 Dual core processor to http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103053

or just save the money and upgrade my entire rigg?

This is what I currently have
DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert
3800+ X2 Dual
Nvidia 6800 Ultra 512mb
2gigs of ram

the only thing I probably will need to upgrade is my video card which i plan to do.

So should i upgrade to the processor linked above or just keep my current one?

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Old 04-18-2007, 05:10 PM   #2
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Default Re: Worth upgrading my 939 socket to this... OR.....

I guess it depends on what your wanting to do, is your machine struggling with tasks now?
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Old 04-18-2007, 05:11 PM   #3
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hrm, not really. The game I'm currently playing is really hardware heavy (Vanguard if you've heard of it)
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Old 04-18-2007, 06:31 PM   #4
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Save your money up, the 4200+X2 is really not worth upgrading from a 3800+X2, the 3800+X2 can reach 4200+X2 speeds when you overclock, honestly the performance gain really isn't worth another 135 dollars. Definitely save up for a DDR2 capable system (LGA 775/AM2+, with Barcelona quickly coming around the corner, you'll want to wait a little bit anyway .
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You want a better video card if you want to run vanguard well, even with my 7900gt I used to have when I played it struggled.
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Old 04-18-2007, 11:31 PM   #6
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Sorry to be going off topic a bit but, Vanguard.. is that a good game? I've never heard of it.
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Old 04-19-2007, 02:15 AM   #7
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if you WANT TO you could buy a good AM2 motherboard buy this with it
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103036
and some ddr2 ram that thing will run just as good at its default speed as your current one with ddr2 ram then you can OC this really nice too. then when the new AM2 cpu's come out you will be ready for them
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Old 04-19-2007, 02:20 AM   #8
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Hmmm, if you do upgrade, will you be interested in selling that X2 3800+? I need a better CPU, but upgrading to Core 2 Duo is too costly for now. Until I get a job that is.
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