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post #21 of 30
Well to put it bluntly...
If you aren't ever going to actually use the Dual Core...then the 3000+ will certainly go upto 2.8GHZ and run you blazing fast.
If you need the DC for projects that require the power then get it.
I build my computers to use them not just overclock for fun all the time (yeah right)
Seriously, if you aren't a POWER USER doing CAD or Graphic Design then a single core will work just fine.
Then save the dough (like I am) for the next phase of technology...IMHO
(And I'll overclock that one too!!!LOL)
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Agreed, but would games not use the dual core?

If not then you have a point, and I'll save the money for something else.
post #23 of 30
Currently, most games are single core, but more and more show up that use multiple cores (Oblivion for example).

Multiple cores is the future. For $160, it's a good investment in my opinion.
    
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They are taking advantage of them more and more. Single-core is starting to die out slowly. Makes a great long-term investment.
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Which in my case, I am on quite a budget, especially around Christmas.
post #26 of 30
hooked my Opty for $135 off dfi-street

Big upgrade from my 3000+ OC'd to 2.8GHz... people say dual cores don't help in games... but when you can fold/run prime95 on one core and play Doom3 at the same time... it makes it worth it
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Can you get a link for that opty?
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Originally Posted by PaRaDoX View Post
hooked my Opty for $135 off dfi-street

Big upgrade from my 3000+ OC'd to 2.8GHz... people say dual cores don't help in games... but when you can fold/run prime95 on one core and play Doom3 at the same time... it makes it worth it
And Windows loads up faster than ever too! My 165 at stock 1.8Ghz was noticeably faster than my 3500+ OC'd to 2.75Ghz, forget that old single core.

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Can you get a link for that opty?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103588
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Ultra-D can do sli with a mod that takes almost 1min.
Only reccomended if you must..Mods IMO should be last thing considered as those type of mods kill hardware.
post #30 of 30
pop the northbrige cooler off and take a no.2 pencil and color in the two pins and pop it back on.. don't see how you can damage it unless you.. stab it or something..

http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10736
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