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Right now i am running a Pentium D 805 @ 3.66Ghz. I ran it at 4ghz for awhile but the temps and vcore needed to keep it stable is MUCH higher than what is needed for 3.66 stability. I am running the P5N32D-SLI and i know i will need a new board if i decide to switch. I am just wondering if its worth the money to switch over. I am starting to get back into gaming and i know my hardware is outdated so i am wondering where i should start looking to upgrade. I got rid of one of my 7800GTX's right before the 7950 was released so i got 275 for it. woot. SO now i am running a single 7800GTX. I am looking at the 8800GTX but i haven't read enoguh about it to make a decision.
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conroe is ALWAYS worth the money unless you have a relay nice amd system alredy imo
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updated my system info. Should i upgrade?
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Can you afford it? If so, yes, if not, no.

And can I have some pictures of your modded le*k*a (spelt wrong in your system specs)
    
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its lexa

http://heatsinkfactory.com/shop/prod...roductid=16353


i'll get some pics for you later. Its boxed up right now
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the short answer is that you don't need to upgrade to play video games. my old Pentium 4 with a nice video card can play FEAR and Double Agent no problem.

the main reason i'm answering this thread is to try to get you to hold off on your 8800GTX purchase for another month. read this and you'll see what i'm talking about

800MHz GPU core. sexy...
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its lexa

http://heatsinkfactory.com/shop/prod...roductid=16353


i'll get some pics for you later. Its boxed up right now
doh Im a fool.
    
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post #8 of 9
I'm just curious if that motherboard that you have supports a Core 2 Duo. Do they?

And yes (just in case), a C2D is always better than a Pentium D.

**I'm on my Pentium D 945 system right now and I like my C2D better now.
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if you can afford it, go for it
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