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It's debateable. Mostly increases performance during gameplay regarding loading textures as you progress through a game. If you quest in zone a and turn in the quest in zone b, they areas would have different textures and such and require loading from the drive. Obviously a ssd would boost performance.

I wasn't trying to get THAT in depth. However, I just found some old 4GB PATA drives that I would be willing to format. Run all tests on one rig and formatting and redo in the other. If you want to get that picky tongue.gif

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I thought this was going to be a "help me decide which is better" thread lol

Nice to see you making a proper comparison even though everyone knows the 2600K will thrash the 955BE in everything other than which is cheapest.
    
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Scratch that last post. My motherboards don't support PATA. I might have an extra Sara drive lying around. Actually. I have an un used Sara drive in my intel system. Perfect.

Tomorrow, I will redo the tests with fresh installs, the same memory and amounts and redo these tests and more. Well, I'll start depending on how early I wake up. Already 3am.
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Good stuff thumb.gif
The IMC (cpu/nb) is the weakest point ...Achilles heel ..if you will.. of an AMD setup.
There are gains to be had by overclocking it..
For example..look @ Maxxmem..Intel chips score almost double what AMD chips do.
 
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Alright, I am done with my Intel testing. On to my AMD testing! Hopefully, I'll have everything I need/want ready and posted tomorrow!
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Alright, I finished my second round of testing and have updated my second post. Let me know what you guys think!
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interesting to know the phenom pushes that gpu to its wall. It would also be interesting to find out the highest video card that the phenom CAN push to its wall and where it starts being a bottleneck.

nice job with the test thumb.gif
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