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i heard that my 3800 (939 single core) will bottleneck a 8800gts. is that true?
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Good possibility unless you can get that processor to atleast 2.8. But there still may be a bottleneck.
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i heard that my 3800 (939 single core) will bottleneck a 8800gts. is that true?
yes, I learned that the hard way when i had my single core 3800+ with my gtx.
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Pretty much yea, but your rig would still game faster than a Quad Core with a 7900GT.
    
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what if i went with an AM2 system? would it run better? (prolly a Sempron)
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what if i went with an AM2 system? would it run better? (prolly a Sempron)
yea, dual core will help alleviate the bottleneck and OC'ing deff helps as well.
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yea, dual core will help alleviate the bottleneck and OC'ing deff helps as well.
hmmm. what about a sempron?
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what if i went with an AM2 system? would it run better? (prolly a Sempron)
Nah. AM2 is a total waste of money coming from a 939. The performance difference between comparable processors on each platform is about 1-2%. Just pick up a 939 X2, overclock it to about 2.6ghz, and the bottleneck will decrease substantially.

I would know, coming from a single core 3500+ .

Going to an Sempron AM2 processor would be a total downgrade. Remember, Semprons are just single core A64's, with half of the L2 Cache.
    
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Nah. AM2 is a total waste of money coming from a 939. The performance difference between comparable processors on each platform is about 1-2%. Just pick up a 939 X2, overclock it to about 2.6ghz, and the bottleneck will decrease substantially.

I would know, coming from a single core 3500+ .

Going to an Sempron AM2 processor would be a total downgrade. Remember, Semprons are just single core A64's, with half of the L2 Cache.
ya. idk. ide rather not go to intel cuz amd needs all the help it can get. but i dont know if i can get an X2 and 8800. how will an X2 4200 and a 8600GTS work. well, would it be alot better then what i have now?
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I dont know much about sempron, but I do know that when I went from single core 3800+ to x2 4200+ I gained about 2k in 3dmark06 and gained some decent FPS in games.
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