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I went from an Agp setup with an Ati x1650pro

to 9800gt which I had for 3weeks and I was blown away by the step up. All my old games I could max out with ease. But 3 weeks later a friend of less than acceptable priorities sold me his 2 9800gx2's for a price I could not refuse($40.00 each in august 2008). I never asked him why he needed the 80.00 so immediately, I just took the cards.

They where seated on a m2ne-sli and I never really had a game that challenged them slightly. I sold that rig off to start my current rig.
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Upgrading from my Sempron 3200+ to Athlon 64 x2 3800+ Socket 939. I could run Virus scan AND surf the internet without my computer locking up. Miss my 939 rig.
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Monochrome monitor to color monitor.
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Old:
Pentium D 820
2gb ddr2 ram
9600gt.

New:
i7-860
4gb ddr3 ram
gtx580.

That jump was amazing!
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X1800XT jumped to a 6950 2gb. Mind = blown
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Laptop HDD to SSD
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I have to say it's my most recent upgrade to the 1155 from 775. Not that my Q9550 and single 5870 wasn't a pretty good rig, but the performance increase I have gotten since going 1155 with a 2500K@4.5Ghz and dual 5870's is quite awesome!
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post #258 of 280
My biggest was going from a 3GHz P4 with 3gb of DDR 400 in dual channel and an AGP XFX HD Radeon 4650 to an i7 920 with 3GB of DDR3 1600 in triple channel and an XFX HD Radeon 5770.
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Getting 3 gtx 580s
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Quote:
Originally Posted by raidmaxGuy View Post
Taking a Celeron D and overclocking it from 800MHz to about 1.2GHZ, was fast until it caught fire lol
The Celeron D was Netburst and therefore never came in speeds that low. I think the lowest was 2.13GHz. You must be thinking of a Coppermine.

Those things were slow. I went from one at 633MHz to a Pentium III at 800MHz and it was at least twice as fast.

The Tualatin Celerons were good.

The earlier Netburst ones (Northwood) were terrible. The later Netburst ones (Prescott, called the Celeron D) were actually half decent. It's odd how with the Pentium 4, the Northwood was better than Prescott, but with the Celeron, the opposite was true.
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Originally Posted by cbm369 View Post
Going to show my age here:
That's fine. I was waiting for more people to say something other than "upgrading from my previous PC to what I have now".
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