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Ok so i just ran 3DMark06 and got 3864 marks. which isnt bad IMO but what just discraced me is the cpu tests, they ran at 0 fps and my cpu score was 773. in other words, this CPU (unless i had an OCable mobo perhaps?) sucks!
what can i do to get this score higher because its obvious my cpu is holding me back in games and 3Dmark06 horribly.
What CPU would u guys reccomend that would last along time?
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That you get somewhere like a half FPS in the CPU tests is normal. I got a CPU score of 761 with an P4 Northwood overclocked at 3.6GHz. The FPS in the CPU tests were 0.235 and 0.394. This is perfectly normal.
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=152965

An Dual Core Opteron 170 at 2.88GHz scores 2,225 CPU score (3DMark06 loves dual core), and the FPS were 0.701 and 1.130 for the CPU tests
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=346565

Finally, my current Core 2 Duo at 3.51GHz pushes 3,103 with FPS of 0.980 and 1.572.
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=478537

It depends on your budget. You're upgrading your motherboard and CPU.. correct? What is your total budget? For good performance at a decent price, I would pick up a DFI LP UT nF4 SLI-D Socket 939 for $142.99 and an X2 3800+ for $152.00 and you're done for around $300.

However, if you are willing to spend about double, then Core 2 Duo comes into the picture, requiring a RAM upgrade also. In this case, I'd suggest the GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 for $149.99, An E6300 for $183.00 and some good DDR2 800 RAM, like this G.Skill kit for $269.00 ( I know, RAM is expensive). That totals $601.99.

IF you can only afford the CPU now, pick up that X2 3800+
    
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That you get somewhere like a half FPS in the CPU tests is normal. I got a CPU score of 761 with an P4 Northwood overclocked at 3.6GHz. The FPS in the CPU tests were 0.235 and 0.394. This is perfectly normal.
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=152965

An Dual Core Opteron 170 at 2.88GHz scores 2,225 CPU score (3DMark06 loves dual core), and the FPS were 0.701 and 1.130 for the CPU tests
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=346565

Finally, my current Core 2 Duo at 3.51GHz pushes 3,103 with FPS of 0.980 and 1.572.
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=478537

It depends on your budget. You're upgrading your motherboard and CPU.. correct? What is your total budget? For good performance at a decent price, I would pick up a DFI LP UT nF4 SLI-D Socket 939 for $142.99 and an X2 3800+ for $152.00 and you're done for around $300.

However, if you are willing to spend about double, then Core 2 Duo comes into the picture, requiring a RAM upgrade also. In this case, I'd suggest the GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 for $149.99, An E6300 for $183.00 and some good DDR2 800 RAM, like this G.Skill kit for $269.00 ( I know, RAM is expensive). That totals $601.99.

IF you can only afford the CPU now, pick up that X2 3800+
Thanks alot, i have a few things to reply to and first i gotta say your the BEST chozart .
Now i wanted to go dual core but i just think the X2 3800+ is exactly like my current one just dual core, and i dont really know but it has 512kb L2 cache not even shared so it just seems like trash compared to the X2 4400+ Toledo with 1mb on each core. but i had an idea of getting THIS DFI as il be going direct X 10 and wont need SLI. and since im on an extremely small budget i could get held over with possibly the 3700+ with that board which will equal to only about $200 and that way il be able to go dual core with a 4400+ in the future. tell me chozart, does the L2 really make a difference? and is it worth it to get a 4400+ instead of a 3800+?

Thanks alot man
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I would not count on much in the future regarding socket 939, unless you're willing to go for eBay or something like that. It's end of production for nearly all CPU's. I have to say that the X2 3800+ is a big advance over the 3000+ you have. I believe only the X2 4800+ remains in production for a while.

If you check here and look for owners with the X2 3800+, you'll see that CPU scoring in the 1,800 - 2,000 range for the CPU score of 3DMark06. http://www.overclock.net/benchmarkin...scores-34.html

The difference between 512KB cache and 1MB cache is not that huge in AMD systems (hence AMDs move to eleminate 1MB cache chips almost entirely, with a few exceptions, and obviously the Opterons).

I'd get the X2 3800+ with the Lanparty you linked. good combo.
    
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Ok sounds ok, but should i get an AM2 board instead?
and like i said the 3800x2 is pretty much like my exact cpu just doubled into dual core, so therefore double the 3DMarks.
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Ok so i just ran 3DMark06 and got 3864 marks. which isnt bad IMO but what just discraced me is the cpu tests, they ran at 0 fps and my cpu score was 773. in other words, this CPU (unless i had an OCable mobo perhaps?) sucks!
what can i do to get this score higher because its obvious my cpu is holding me back in games and 3Dmark06 horribly.
What CPU would u guys reccomend that would last along time?
3DMark06 is designed to take off the gloves and go bare-knuckled. I cried myself to sleep the fist time I ran my pride and joy on it (x2 3800 @ 2600 / 7600 GT KO).
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If you go AM2, you need to upgrade your RAM also to DDR2. If this is something you are willing to afford to be more future ready, then yes, it's worth doing so.
    
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