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Friends I bought a new gpu(hd5770),and added extra 2gb ddr2 ram(corsair xms2)....
I still have around rs3400($80) with me,
will I get noticable performence increase if I replace my athlonII x2 and get a athlonII x3?
Note: phenomII x2/x3/x4 or athlonII x4 are beyond my budget
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I've also 2 more questions,
1st> my mobo has hyper trasport 1.0,
will that affect much for an AM3 cpu?
2nd> I hve two different ram sticks(check out in my sig rig) so I cant run them in ganged(dual channel) mode,does that affects performence?
Pls help
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save up
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post #4 of 10
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2nd> I hve two different ram sticks(check out in my sig rig) so I cant run them in ganged(dual channel) mode,does that affects performence?
Pls help
Your ram speed will be equal to the lowest clock of the 2 sticks
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post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by fazio93 View Post
save up
But let me remind u friend,I cant save up or wait for high end setups like i7/i5/bulldozer,
my gpu runs great,but today while playing assassins creed2 I noticed that my cpu is struggling a bit
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Your ram speed will be equal to the lowest clock of the 2 sticks
both of my ram are 800mhz,but they are of diffent brands,and different IC,so in bios when I'm setting ganged mode(dual channel mode) and rebooting its again becoming single channel mode,
does ganged mode means dual channel mode?
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post #7 of 10
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So,
will an athlonII x3 be a worth upgrade?
Does lack of L3 cache affect performence in games?
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Aniket View Post
But let me remind u friend,I cant save up or wait for high end setups like i7/i5/bulldozer,
why not?
if you're going to upgrade, go for a quad at least. that's pretty standard nowadays, especially with games starting use more cores now.

yes, there's a point where you have to say to yourself 'i have to stop waiting and just upgrade, even though it will be outdated in a month', but then there's the point where an upgrade is more like a 'sidegrade' because it's not even worth it
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post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Aniket View Post
So,
will an athlonII x3 be a worth upgrade?
Does lack of L3 cache affect performence in games?
If you are set against the phenoms, then yes, upgrade to a triple core within your budget

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post #10 of 10
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why not?
if you're going to upgrade, go for a quad at least. that's pretty standard nowadays, especially with games starting use more cores now.

yes, there's a point where you have to say to yourself 'i have to stop waiting and just upgrade, even though it will be outdated in a month', but then there's the point where an upgrade is more like a 'sidegrade' because it's not even worth it
I mentioned that I cant afford a quad core,okey I have decided,since triple core wont boost performence by much I shall wait
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