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post #1 of 9
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As the title says I am looking to upgrade to a faster dual core CPU. My sig is the rig I currently use 90% of the time. What would be a better upgrade in terms of OC'ing and performance?
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lol you should have sold it to me!
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lol you should have sold it to me!
still using it until I can find a better chip
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post #4 of 9
at 2.9 GHz? the only decent upgrade is core 2 Duo
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at 2.9 GHz? the only decent upgrade is core 2 Duo

Don't have the cash for another rig right now and I'm not real fond of Intel.
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post #6 of 9
Then there isn't another upgrade dude sorry.

Opty 165 @ 2.9 cannot be beaten by anything that is AMD on S939

Only upgrade you could do is AM2 or C2D

I just upgraded from my Opty 165, built this rig yesterday

It folds 10 minutes faster (at stock, compared to my Opty 165 at 2.8)

But that is the only performance gain i notice., Save your money if you cannot afford to jump socket

You have the best S939 CPU money can buy
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I guess by the time I have enough for my AM2 rig the new Quads will be on the market. Try to look at the positive side.
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by IcedEarth View Post
Only upgrade you could do is AM2 or C2D
AM2 needs a new CPU/Mobo/DDR2 RAM, and won't get him much extra performance unless he gets the E6600-priced 6000.
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I guess by the time I have enough for my AM2 rig the new Quads will be on the market. Try to look at the positive side.
Indeed, besides with a rig like that you don't need o upgrade

Only reason I upgraded is so i could go quad in time of Alanwake
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