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actually he's single core 4400, so a dual core may show him some multitasking improvements.

Still not really worth the upgrade?
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Show me more than 3 users who have busted 3.4 ghz with a 4300?

Show me 3 with a via mb and value ram who are at 3 ghz.

Those are exceptions, not consistency. If he had the cash to get the SAME ancillary components then I say YES the extra $100 to $150 is worth it. If he's on a tight budget then get a Brisbane (no don't upgrade from a x2 4400 thats crazy, even the c2d's aren't going to be blistering faster)
Are you sure? I'm socket 939 right now with DDR400. I can't OC worth a damn on this board, so I'm at stock 2.2GHz. I'd be surprised if the E6300 OC'd to 3GHz (probably could get more than that) weren't twice as fast in a lot of applications I'd be expecting more performance out of. My buddy's stock E6600 system encodes videos (same quality/bitrate) at just under twice as fast as my stock rig. The E6300 OC'd to 3GHz should beat a stock E6600 in media encoding, right? If so, then it should kill my 4400+.
    
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actually he's single core 4400, so a dual core may show him some multitasking improvements.

Still not really worth the upgrade?
I'm dual core. Guess I should put that important "X2" in my sig.
    
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for once me and CravinR1 agree. I was so quick to analyze the upgrade I didnt notice what you were upgrading FROM! seriously, not a big leap, therefore not worth it unless you're upgrading to E6700 and above (even the E6600 wouldnt give you a significant increace to warrant the upgrade of your system right now.
One of the reasons I'm upgrading is because I want to use my sig rig at work--can't stand the crappy ones there, and there's no hope in the future of upgrading. It's an excuse to build a new system.

So you guys really think I should tough it out until the next gen? Maybe get a S939 OC'ing board and clock my sig rig higher? I was thinking about that, but these 90nm Toledo cores don't OC well--it'd be a crapshoot, and a good OC'ing board would be at least $150 (probably more).
    
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waitaminute...lets evaluate the "worthiness" of the upgrade...

Please list EVERTHING you do with your pc. to make it easier for you I will get you started..:


- Surfing for pr0n
- downloading pr0n
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I'd not touch it.

You're not going to notice a drastic improvment in performance and definately not worth the cost of a new build. Wait until the quad cores drop to < $300 then you'll be justified in spending some $$
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guy, if I were you i'd get a couple of seagate 7200.10 perp drives and raid 0 them and use your 80 gig as a backup.

Nothing else is really lacking. You have decent memory, decent video card, good cpu & cooling.

Have you used a conroe setup? did you notice a big difference??
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waitaminute...lets evaluate the "worthiness" of the upgrade...

Please list EVERTHING you do with your pc. to make it easier for you I will get you started..:


- Surfing for pr0n
- downloading pr0n
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-previously mentioned
-previously mentioned
-lots of video encoding (DVD's to AVI's)--quite a bit actually--generally encoding videos if I'm not doing anything else with the comp.
-gaming (though my current rig is admittedly fine with that with games I play--until newer games come out I'm thinking). Prey, FEAR, BF2/2142, GRAW
-watch previously mentioned encoded movies
-run code for simulations/calculations for work (occasionally)

Crap, you know what? Thanks to Nevaziah I guess it's not the best idea to "upgrade" right now--even given how annoyed I am at the computers we have at work. Dammit, I was really looking forward to it....
    
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guy, if I were you i'd get a couple of seagate 7200.10 perp drives and raid 0 them and use your 80 gig as a backup.

Nothing else is really lacking. You have decent memory, decent video card, good cpu & cooling.

Have you used a conroe setup? did you notice a big difference??
I think that's good advice.

Well, like I mentioned--my buddy has an E6600 rig, and his kills mine in media encoding--that's what I think my rig is really lacking right now. Which is one of the major factors that made me want to build a new C2D rig. I really wish that they parallel-threaded video encoding programs (other than Nero--theirs sucks)--that would solve a few problems...

I think I will dabble in RAID--might as well, I hear that my mobo has a decent controller (given the price class of it), and I guess that would be the only thing (other than buying an OC'ing mobo) that will give me noticeable performance in everyday usage. And it will be a fun, short project. Thanks for the advice.
    
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C2D - but I would suggest a different motherboard. Perhaps a gigabyte 965p DS3.
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