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post #21 of 85
It's a shame you didn't notice a difference, or these wasn't one.

There will be a big difference in synthetic benchmarks, but sadly that is not why we build computers (most of the time).

I upgraded from a Single P4 to a Q6600. So the changes were more dramatic for me.
post #22 of 85
The CPU will make a huuuuuuge difference in video encoding. And not so much of a difference in gaming.

If you timed how long it took to encode a video and burn it to DVD with your old CPU and then timed the same thing with the new E8400, you'd be blown away.

And, like everyone keeps saying...reinstall Windows.
     
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I already reinstalled windows, seems about the same to me.
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I already reinstalled windows, seems about the same to me.
Well, it sounds like your not really testing anything. You're not going to notice much of a difference in performance just at your desktop.

When I switched from my X2 3800+, I didn't notice much of a difference until I played some of my Source games, and encoded a bunch of my .avi files.

If you don't do a lot of multitasking, or play CPU intensive games, then you're not going to see the difference (unless you run sythetic benchmarks, as I suggested earlier.)
    
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my two cents? oc the crap out of the 3600+, should be able to get 3ghzish and add another 8800GTS. Were looking at gaming performance anyway.
post #26 of 85
BF2142 and UT3 will run well on anything. Crysis is far more GPU than CPU limited.

I think you were expecting too much.
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post #27 of 85
that shouldnt have any thing to do with it
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post #28 of 85
The CPU will make a big difference only if you games are CPU intesive. Also at resolutions 1600*1050 and higher you will notice no difference at all. You whould have gotten a quad and then atleast you would of had 4 vs 2 cores you had before.
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From reading past posts, you reinstalled the OS after putting in the new parts?

Also have you OCed yet?
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Quote:
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BF2142 and UT3 will run well on anything. Crysis is far more GPU than CPU limited.

I think you were expecting too much.
Pls tell me how old X2 3800 and how old is E8400. People in OCN go crazy about how E8400 is so good in game that and that but when you actually game what better if the game runs 5 less of 5 more fps. GPU is that thing that will change everything. I also made a uprade that did not notice any improvement in game i played at the time. I had a Sempron @2.0 Socket a and moved to 3700+ @ 3.0.
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