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Hey guys, just wondering what to do because i feel like my 3700 is letting the side down. I dont know whether to go C2D or just upgrade the CPU. If i sell my cpu,mobo,ram i could most probably afford C2D but money is a bit tight with me spending £700 on snowboarding gear n drivin lessons.

Just wondering what to do, and if you say upgrade.....any suggestions?
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post #2 of 48
Omg dude get a conroe!

If you can afford it, go C2D.. it'll offer much more performance for your money than current AMD systems

And you'll be able to say "I have a Conroe!"
    
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Adam....how did i know you would say that! lol its your fault in the first place that got me thinking! you and your tuniq
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Intel C2D 6300 (Best OC of the bunch, by far) - $186.00
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post #5 of 48
Good day sir.

I would reccomend picking up a dual core cpu, lots of people are flogging it now and they are very good (hey, guess what? I'm flogging my X2 3800, but already have a buyer...deeply sorry old bean). But that is what I would do, and save your money on snowboard gear (I prefer skiing but meh) and driving lessons. A PC isn't everything you know? (Expects to be flamed to the max)
    
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post #6 of 48
Core 2 Duo would require new mobo, processor, and memory.... $700.
Upgrade and overclock for now... $150

Wait till C2D prices fall next year.
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post #7 of 48
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Lol niko.....some nice language from one self there And i agree about the pc thing.....but i just want a dual core.......but i think a 3800 may be a bit weak.

EDIT: Duck i could sell my stuff on Ebay and get about £30 CPU £40 mobo £70 RAM which would pay for the processor. Mobo and RAM i could afford to buy.

So im not really fussed about the whole budget thing, just thinking which ould be the wiser choice........
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post #8 of 48
The 3800 isn't weak! I got mine too 2.8GHz, sold it for £40 to a mate.
    
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Lol niko.....some nice language from one self there And i agree about the pc thing.....but i just want a dual core.......but i think a 3800 may be a bit weak.

EDIT: Duck i could sell my stuff on Ebay and get about £30 CPU £40 mobo £70 RAM which would pay for the processor. Mobo and RAM i could afford to buy.

So im not really fussed about the whole budget thing, just thinking which ould be the wiser choice........
I say stick with an OC 939 for now. It's not like a 939 processor would bottlenecking your system right now.
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post #10 of 48
Upgrade the CPU. Get an X2 or an Opty 165. Much cheaper, and good performance.

With Opty 165 and Crossfire x1900's, I had 10098 in 3DMark06. With the E6700 and otherwise similar specs (same video cards) I get something like 11800. is 17% increase enough to warrant $600 extra in spending? I think not. The Opty 165, for example, will run great in your current set up, and give you good gaming performance.
    
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