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Because I think your CPU is just fine for now, given your video and so on. With aftermarket, you might hit 2.8GHz on it. That's an outstanding overclock. Plus... Wintec??? what the heck?

I agree it's a bit arbitrary though... It also depends on RAM prices, which fluctuate a lot lately (my ram: bought for $256 on 8/22, peaked at $350 a week ago, now going for $317)
    
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Originally Posted by Chozart
Because I think your CPU is just fine for now, given your video and so on. With aftermarket, you might hit 2.8GHz on it. That's an outstanding overclock.

I agree it's a bit arbitrary though...
Temps are within-range for it, 50C load. Its unstable though, because of my chipset is getting to hot *I think*

Reason I say that is because in the winter, it got into low/mid 300HTT's....now it can't break 300HTT; and if it does it yells at me and isn't game stable for more than about 15 minutes.
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rig a fan so you get better air flow on the northbridge
    
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Originally Posted by Chozart
rig a fan so you get better air flow on the northbridge
Sad thing is...I do.
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hahahah would not have expected anything else.. LOL

so..what you think, about upgrade order?
    
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post #17 of 21
I would not see that as a first priority, given stock cooling and the (no-name?) ram
    
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post #18 of 21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart
hahahah would not have expected anything else.. LOL

so..what you think, about upgrade order?
Not sure if I'm gunna go with a CPU cooler first...might swap RAM & CPU HSF.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RickJS
Er, I can't afford a dual core processor with $50-$100.

(Widescreen 1680x1050 monitor and probably a dual core processor as well depending on prices by then is what I meant in my first post)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Pook
I heard surround headphones were a joke...which really seems to be true. I doubt there is anyway to really have it do any good with 2 speakers within an inch of your ear, to make it surround sound.
Really? I didn't hear that. I heard the sound from the headphones. That seems to be truer.
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post #20 of 21
Why not go with am2 and wait? I was in the same situation as you and I decided to go with my current setup because although it's not as good any any conroe build, it's built to last longer. AMD will release something soon that will be better then conroe and honestly I don't mind waiting with what I have. You don't need the best pc, just one that gets the job done well.

If you went with am2 you would have more money to spend on better ram and maybe invest in a sound card, better mouse or keyboard. That's what I did anyway.
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