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Hey Guys,

Im waiting for my new PC to arrive. I going from an old socket 478 mobo, P4 2.0ghz single core, 1.5 gb ram, X1600 pro Gpu.

Im going to:

q6700
2 gigs sli ram
680i lt mobo
8800gt e geforce 512


how much of a difference will I notice in performance? Im kinda excited...

Ps: ignore the system build in my sig, I never built it.
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Hey Guys,

Im waiting for my new PC to arrive. I going from an old socket 478 mobo, P4 2.0ghz single core, 1.5 gb ram, X1600 pro Gpu.

Im going to:

q6700
2 gigs sli ram
680i lt mobo
8800gt e geforce 512


how much of a difference will I notice in performance? Im kinda excited...

Ps: ignore the system build in my sig, I never built it.

Are you kidding me? Night and day.
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The new CPU is about 7-8 times more powerful at stock.

The video card is like 8-9 times more powerful at stock.

As a note... the 680i LT is not good for overclocking quad-cores (hence the LT).
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yeah. I had a pentium 4 before I went to my quad and words cannot explain the difference.

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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
The new CPU is about 7-8 times more powerful at stock.

The video card is like 8-9 times more powerful at stock.

As a note... the 680i LT is not good for overclocking quad-cores (hence the LT).
very true. I speak from experience. I had a 680i LT and sold it to get a X38.

Also, in terms of the power of a quad I will use folding as an example.
My P4 3.0GHz gets ~100ppd.
My Q6600 @3.2 gets ~4200ppd.
Edited by mortimersnerd - 5/15/08 at 1:34pm
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Coming from a P4? BLAZINGLY FAST. If never had hand on experience with the C2D/C2Q architecture, you will drool all over the place.

You will notice a huge difference going from a P4 or a PD to any of the C2D/C2Q. (Maybe not the Celeron- 420, but yeah)

Expect max graphics on all/most games with that 8800GT!

Just wondering, what PSU are you getting?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
The new CPU is about 7-8 times more powerful at stock.

The video card is like 8-9 times more powerful at stock.

As a note... the 680i LT is not good for overclocking quad-cores (hence the LT).
I have one. I ordered a Q9300.... I was told its better at overclocking Quads than duals. I got my E6300 to 3.2 on water.. In all the reviews I read they are better for quads I generaly thought the higher the multi the better chance at a high oc.

Dude you will notice more difference then ever! I upgraded to the C2D from a Phenom 9600 and theres night and day. Im surprised such a small chip is so fast!
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Huge difference. You'll like it.
     
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I have one. I ordered a Q9300.... I was told its better at overclocking Quads than duals. I got my E6300 to 3.2 on water.. In all the reviews I read they are better for quads I generaly thought the higher the multi the better chance at a high oc.

Dude you will notice more difference then ever! I upgraded to the C2D from a Phenom 9600 and theres night and day. Im surprised such a small chip is so fast!
I dont even think your board supports 45nm quads if I remember correctly.
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I hate P4's. I want my new rig already. I can't multitask well with P4 .
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If the difference was put into the scale of the planet....your old system would be Rhode Island. Your new system would be the continent of Asia.

Get the point.
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