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The guy who owns the computer store down the street doesn't carry c2d's. He believes that an AMD 3800 will match my E6600 on FPS/3D mark. So he is willing to bet on this. He wants to use the same set up to test it.

I'm left thinking how can they use the same setup. The ram he named off using was DDR, I don't think the E6600 will even work with that will it? I also don't think it would work in an AMD motherboard...
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he owns the computer store, and thinks a C2D will fit in the 939 rig
HAHAHAHA

he shouldn't be within 50 feet of a computer

if you both use the same GPU, and 2 gigs of good ram,
that should be good enough to compare
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There's no way to do an exact apples-apples comparison. You could at least try to use a socket AM2 3800 so you can use DDR2 on both systems, but beyond that, there will still be chipset differences, and general platform performance variance since they can't use the same mobo.

Your best bet is to just configure them as similar as you can. In any case, that guy stands to lose some money

(Make sure you use a wide range of benchmarks to get an average - if you use a single program, there's a chance the 3800 could win in some cases, so if you use lots, you'll give the best example of the "big picture")
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post #4 of 8
And he owns a store? -smacks head to desk-

Maybe you can both test with 1GB of the same brand ram just DDR and DDR2 tho. Same videocard also and it should quite an equal system except for the cpu. Maybe some nVidia board?
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post #5 of 8
He doesn't know much about anything...lol

Tell him you'll bench-drag him, your 6600 vs his 3800, at stock speeds in your respective systems.
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Record the look on his face when you pwn 'im
    
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My mobo allows DDR.

I seem to be matching similar rigs clock for clock, so I'm happy. Somewhat. OC's like crap though.
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post #8 of 8
man i was in compusa a couple of days ago and one of the sellperson in there was telling a customer that sata came out a year ago and was basically brand new to the market
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