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I decided to switch from Intel to AMD.

I would like your opinions..
is it worth the effort if i want to upgrade to the following: ?

DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra
CPU .. Athlon 64 3700 San diego.
1GB pc 4000 memory..

The rest of the system will be the same stuff i have in my profile.

Tell me if i really will see a big change in performance, if possible, talking about percentages.
My current Intel system wasn't good overclocking and gets hot easy...
Im not happy with the performance with the games...
It is very stable though..

Thanks
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i think so...i think the question is how much you want to pay lol
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Honestly, you'll see a huge difference.

I did the same thing you are doing at Christmas, going from a Intel system to an AMD and it was a damn good decision. Not only are my temperatures lower on OC the AMD chip absolutely destroys my Pentium 3GHz Pressy. I have my Sandy at 2.8GHz so you're getting a good CPU. With the stuff you have there you won't go wrong. The only thing I suggest is going with a 2x1 GB DDR if you can swing it. No matter what you do you'll be wanting mroe RAM and if you're going to OC you'll make up those speeds
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If you play new games at fairly high res then your best bet to increase gaming performance is to get a new GFX card rather than a new CPU, mobo etc.
The AMD range is no doubt quicker at games, however, the bottleneck for new games is on the GFX and not on the CPU/system. Therefore, upgrading to an AMD64 and overclocking to say 2.8Ghz would only provide a small increase to gaming performance (quite a large boost in benchmarks though) for newer games.
Here are some benchmarks of the FX57 vs a 3.2Ghz Intel: http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/06/..._fx/page7.html
Notice how similar the results are on the newer games at a decent resolution. This is because the game needs a faster GFX to gain any significant increase in performance and hence the bottleneck.

If you do have the money for a full upgrade though, go for it, as you could go for a PCI-E card which will give you more options/newer technology. If not, my advice would be to get an upgraded AGP card like the X850 range or even the new 7800GS.

Also, if you've not already, try a wipe of your HDD and a reinstall. This can often speed up performance on your system, upgrade drivers, defragmenet, spyware/virus scans.
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yea, you'll notice a nice increase in gaming performance....as we all know, AMD destroys Intel in games and 3D benchmarks. Everything looks good so far.
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