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I currently run an Athlon 64 4000+ (oc'ed @2.9). I have socket 939 still. Should I upgrade to dual core at a lower clock or should I stay here for now. I mostly do gaming. Should i upgrade to 939 dual core for cheap or should I just wait and go all AM2?

Also does anyone know how my 1900xtx would perform vs. a low end dx10 card.
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i'd wait. the only difference is i would go Intel when i did upgrade, but i wouldn't put too much money into a 939 socket mobo. besides, i bet your processor rocks for a single core.
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My processor hauls ass for a single, would I lose performance on a lower clocked Dual core?
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On single threaded apps yes. But no on multi threaded apps.

Dual core will be beneficial for the long run anyways.

You could go dual core 939 but i would build a whole new system.
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just go am2 with a 3600 dual core....the x1900xtx will destroy all low end dx10 cards and will probably perform the same as a 8800gts 640 mb
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I currently run an Athlon 64 4000+ (oc'ed @2.9). I have socket 939 still. Should I upgrade to dual core at a lower clock or should I stay here for now. I mostly do gaming. Should i upgrade to 939 dual core for cheap or should I just wait and go all AM2?

Also does anyone know how my 1900xtx would perform vs. a low end dx10 card.
I'd stay where you're at and hold your money back. I have the same processor as you and am able to play anything I've tried without the slightest hesitation or bogging. Why upgrade yet if it's not needed? I can't even tell the difference between a C2D and my box on any of the games we play, so I've held off.
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