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You're trying to play speed junky with budget parts...it doesn't work as well as you like. If you don't game, and don't do CPU intensive things, why do you need to spend $300 for a slightly upgrade?
I must be confused. Are games the only things computers are used for these days?
post #22 of 39
Well...your rig is fine really...unless you do video encoding or image rendering or stuff of that sort. Those things require some power from the graphics card too!
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Yeh, I have a 2.66GHz P4, and am wanting to upgrade pretty bad, but I don't ever game, and wouldn't see hardly any performance increase. Well, ok, I would game if I bought the C2D, but my processor is hardly ever fully utilized as it is. No need to upgrade right now. There are big things coming in the next couple of years anyways. I'd just hold off and get the GPU if anything.
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thats what i said, but then people cried bottleneck.

bottleneck is a myth, dont worry about it, get a 8800gts and dont look back.
Unfortunately, it's not. That's why lots of foks with AMD overclocked CPUs and 8800 GTX, can't brake 12K in 3DMark. Otherwise why was people switching from single to dual core?

Sure, it may get decent frame rates with that instead of the lesser card but in the end? If the CPU can't go hand-in-hand, then there will the need of a better CPU.

But as long as that thing is at only 2.25ghz? Then either C2D and wait for better card or bust! and go for 2.90ghz at least now, specially with a GTS.
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Unfortunately, it's not. That's why lots of foks with AMD overclocked CPUs and 8800 GTX, can't brake 12K in 3DMark. Otherwise why was people switching from single to dual core?

Sure, it may get decent frame rates with that instead of the lesser card but in the end? If the CPU can't go hand-in-hand, then there will the need of a better CPU.

But as long as that thing is at only 2.25ghz? Then either C2D and wait for better card or bust! and go for 2.90ghz at least now, specially with a GTS.
Who cares about 3dmark06? It's proven to base your score heavily on your CPU. Real world benchmarks are what you should worry about.
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Forget benchmarks as a whole....its Real world performance your interested in...im sure your x2 at 2.8ghz cant b much slower than a C2d..ok it may take it 0.472 seconds longer to open firefox...but so what?
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Who cares about 3dmark06?
Those that won't admit that a Core 2 Duo is what's needed in order to keep up with the G80.....otherwise you'll be stuck.

No matter which way it's looked at, a C2D is needed these day, if one is to get a G80, otherwise the GeForce 7xxx series are still available.
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AMD had that huge price drop today, almost all of their dual cores are <$100 now.
Not the AMD X2 6000 yet
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Those that won't admit that a Core 2 Duo is what's needed in order to keep up with the G80.....otherwise you'll be stuck.

No matter which way it's looked at, a C2D is needed these day, if one is to get a G80, otherwise the GeForce 7xxx series are still available.
A C2D isn't THAT much faster than AMD's chips... at stock.
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Those that won't admit that a Core 2 Duo is what's needed in order to keep up with the G80.....otherwise you'll be stuck.

No matter which way it's looked at, a C2D is needed these day, if one is to get a G80, otherwise the GeForce 7xxx series are still available.
Saying you need a C2D to use a 8800GTS is ridiculous. A bottleneck happening depends upon the applcation and your use of the computer. If you honestly think there will be a bigger performance increase from switching to a C2D from an X2 then to an 8800GTS from a 7300GT, then you look very much like an Intel fanboy.
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