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Is it worth switching to a S775?

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I STILL HAVE A SOCKET 478 NORTHWOOD 3.OGHZ CPU AND ETC LISTED BELOW IS IT WORTH SWITCHING TO THE PENTIUM D CORE 3.0 CPU SETUP OR KEEP THIS SETUP??? I USE MY SYSTEM FOR GAMES AND IF I SWITCH OVER TO SOCKET 775 EVERYTHING I PPUT IN THIS SYSTEM IS WORTHLESS unless i sell my system uMMMMMMMMM
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Please don't post in all caps... Everything is moving over to 775 so it's up to you really. If you want to switch then do it sooner than later and sell what you have now.
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You are running a 3.0 @ 3.8GHz. I would say that there is no need to switch unless you enjoy building new systems. The i865 is a very robust chipset with dual channel so you are running fine on the memory bus as well.

If you want to make a difference, move from the 6600gt to a 7800GS AGP beastie and all your game will rock on

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http://ckturbo128.proboards4.com/ind...ead=1138544120

It is plenty fast enough for all but the most intense work (dual core).

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sorry for posting in caps i forgot my caps lock ws on anyways about how much will i get for my system
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Originally Posted by Ty Auchter
Please don't post in all caps... Everything is moving over to 775 so it's up to you really. If you want to switch then do it sooner than later and sell what you have now.
correction everything HAS moved to skt 775. 478 is dead
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correction everything HAS moved to skt 775. 478 is dead
I think that statement is a bit harsh. Although it wouldn't necessarily be a good investment to purchase new S478 gear, existing S478 systems can certainly still hold their own. The question of whether upgrading is a good idea boils down to an evaluation of need or desire to have something faster versus available budget. Unless your current system isn't cutting it anymore or you just have to have the newest and greatest, it's often best to squeeze every bit power out of your existing gear. Eventually, applications will stress your rig to the point that it can no longer keep up. That's the best time for an upgrade unless you want to stay closer to the cutting edge.
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I think that statement is a bit harsh. Although it wouldn't necessarily be a good investment to purchase new S478 gear, existing S478 systems can certainly still hold their own. The question of whether upgrading is a good idea boils down to an evaluation of need or desire to have something faster versus available budget. Unless your current system isn't cutting it anymore or you just have to have the newest and greatest, it's often best to squeeze every bit power out of your existing gear. Eventually, applications will stress your rig to the point that it can no longer keep up. That's the best time for an upgrade unless you want to stay closer to the cutting edge.
i just got rid of my 478 system. Skt 478 is dead. There are no awesome boards like that you would find with 775, they dont make any more chips for it, EMT64, duel core and all the good jazz is 775. When i said it was dead i meant dead like socket a
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i just got rid of my 478 system. Skt 478 is dead. There are no awesome boards like that you would find with 775, they dont make any more chips for it, EMT64, duel core and all the good jazz is 775. When i said it was dead i meant dead like socket a
What you are saying then is that it does not have the most state of the art abilities.

When I test my brothers P4P800-E with P4C (30 capacitor) 3.2 @ 3.9GHz (1:1 corsair 2-2-2-5 @ 2.5-3-3-6) against my 630 @ 4.02GHz (Corsair 3:4 DDR2 4-4-4-10) I find the difference to be around 8 - 10% in gaming and load times of the games. In personal productivity, there is even less difference. Like how fast can one scroll through excel?

I agree that if one wishes to make use of the new technology then one must purchase the state of the art. But (and this is a big but) if one is looking for a tier or two below then socket 478 is still a valuable platform and not (imo) dead.

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If you are going to build a new system, go 775......but don't throw away a 478 system just because.

Heck, I'd say if your system is meeting your needs now, just wait until a few months after Conroe comes out and they get the bugs fixed, and then jump up to them.

I had no choice, my old 478 system just wasn't meeting my needs, couldn't wait till Conroe, and I came into some money, so I got a Presler.

So I'd say 478 is still viable until the end of this year, THEN it will likely be fading out......
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