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Poll Results: Which Upgrade?

 
  • 71% (5)
    Opteron 165 Dual core 1.8GHz
  • 14% (1)
    Gskill HZ PC4000 (2GB)
  • 14% (1)
    6800GT 256MB PCI-e For SLi
7 Total Votes  
post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hi Guys,

I am toying with the idea of upgrading my PC again. What is going to give me the best improvement overal from a gaming perspective (BF series mainly) and an overclocking perspective?

The 3 options I had in mind are:

AMD Opteron 64 165 Socket939 , 2x 1.8GHz , 2MB Cache £99

GSkill 2GB HZ Series DDR PC4000 (DDR500) 3-4-4-8 Dual Channel kit £180

Or an aditional 6800GT for SLI?

thanks
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post #2 of 5
cpu,just usually the first priority.
    
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Yeah I agree, get the 165. How much ram do you have just now?
    
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post #4 of 5
Go opty, I made the same move from my 3700 and i've never looked back, although I also went pc4000 at the same time . What are you clocking your sandy at now anyway? I had mine at 2.7Ghz and you can easily get a good Opty to or above this. Plus games are quickly going dual core support now.
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Originally Posted by Mad_Handlez89 View Post
Yeah I agree, get the 165. How much ram do you have just now?
Well at the moment I have 2x 512MB which runs at DDR450 @ 1.5-2-2-0 or 2-2-2-5 @ DDR500. It may do more than that also but have not tried yet (only just sorted out the memory cooling problems)

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Originally Posted by leimrod View Post
Go opty, I made the same move from my 3700 and i've never looked back, although I also went pc4000 at the same time . What are you clocking your sandy at now anyway? I had mine at 2.7Ghz and you can easily get a good Opty to or above this. Plus games are quickly going dual core support now.
My Sandy is clocked at a mere 2.475GHz at stock voltage as this stepping is poo. (to say the least) It will do about 2.6-2.7GHz (24hr stable) but with high V Core.

Is bf2 dual threaded?
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3x 74GB WD Raptor (RAID 0) + 2.2TB of SATA HDDs NEC DVD/RW SATA XP Home Edition SP3 IIyama H481S 19' TFT 1280x1024 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Eluminix (Backlight) OCZ Modstream520w 28A,12v Single Rail Antec P182 Razer, Copperhead Blue 
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Razer Exactamat 
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