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post #31 of 66
AMD has grown alot, you also might want to check with virus's. AMD's proally run extemely hot in laptops. I wonder if that might be your problem there.
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maybe but i dont bother with it - Anyway its 4am "once again" for me here in england, uk and im going to my bed which i am very thankful for lol...

So at the moment anyway i have a weird packard bell / half custom comp and after i have done it all up its gonna rock...

Ok so in total i will have about £1000 (US $1720.00) to spend on Motherboard, PSU, 2GB RAM, GFX and water cooling!

I want the best for HAD CPU stuff like gaming so help me out and ill check this topic in morning thanks fellow o/cers... Dam cant you tell its late
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post #33 of 66
Well if you want the #1 cpu theres no doubt against the fx-57.
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post #34 of 66
The only thing better than a FX-57 is an overclocked FX-57!
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post #35 of 66
Something else thats better is a 4800+ OC'ed to 2.8 ghz.. You would have 2 FX-57's in there then, minus the awsome memory controller.. I would get a dual core processor and OC it, as long as its the AMD X2. You could have a game running on one processor, and multimedia or whatever on the other with no slow down.
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post #36 of 66
True, and it would give you the future flexibility to play multithreaded games when they do finally come out. With a nearly $1000 processor, you want at least some degree of future-proofing,
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post #37 of 66
you mentioned at the beginning that you wanted something that was cooler and good at games. well it seems that games are becoming more gpu dependant. so, if you invest in the SLi idea, pump up the ram, and get a 3.4 northwood, you'll have it all: cool temps, blazing graphics, and a big bugger. But for future sake, the dual core AMD idea sounds the best since AMDs are already outperforming Intels with their own clock speeds (4800+ my god!). I think Intel is doing a good job, but AMD chips do run hot compared to Prescott chips...and northwoods just seem to be superchips at this point.

If you can find them, put in a search for 3.4 northwood into an eBay search and you'll get maybe 1 or 2 or them. The final price usually ends at about 250 though (I've been tracking a few). But it is "old" technology and the s478 board is getting phased out by s775 dual cores.

Summary:
-Photoshop needs lots of RAM
-Games need lots of GPU and some CPU (my CPU works harder folding than it does when I play games)
-The future of games is dual core processing (I've even heard talk of multi-cores [4 or even 8])
-Lowest heat is the Pentium Northwood series (being phased out)
-Best gaming overall is AMD

You might look into a different cooling system because the Zalman is very passive...and even though that makes it nice and quiet, it also makes it less effective...I've heard DangerDen makes a good setup, and Frozencpu.com is touting the new Apogee waterblock. But the Zalman does look good and is incredibly quiet and simple. It's all your choice, and I don't envy you with that hole your money is burning in your pocket.
post #38 of 66
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Well a few links to the best processors and prices would be great
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post #39 of 66
Now I'm not here to talk you out of spending $$$$$$ on a new chip or system.
Just wanted to mention that i have a 3.4 pressy and i have it clocked to 4.016 on air. (STABLE) Although my fans are a Little load.
I am also going to be setting up W/C on my system next month.
Why not just do an extreme cooling upgrade and save hundreds of dollars in the process. ((Don't forget AS5))

Just my thoughts.
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post #40 of 66
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I like this processor its running at almost 50c idle now after playing counter strike, cs: source and half life 2 deathmatch all day and im using AS5 and i applied it correctly but i am using a fan that was ment for a 478 NOT 775 because i made a boo boo

Would i be able to get the Zalman w/c and overclock to 4ghz?

My cpu has 125 million transistors.. thats bad right?
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