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Im about to put in an order for my new CPU 3700+ SD Core and just beofer im wanting to know if i will see a great deal of a performance boost in not only gaming but other applications ?
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Im about to put in an order for my new CPU 3700+ SD Core and just beofer im wanting to know if i will see a great deal of a performance boost in not only gaming but other applications ?

What sort of games do you play and at what sort of resolutions?
 

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I don't know, a 3000 to a 3700 is a big jump (also 512K to 1 mb cache). Not to mention you have a 6800GT which is still a decent card. I upgraded my second rig from a 3500+ to a 3700+ and my benches went up between 10 and 15%

Benchmarks will definitely go up Eg. 3DMark and SuperPi. Real world apps might be different though. Depends where the bottleneck is for games. But if they're new games at reasonably high res the the GFX will almost certainly be the bottleneck. If this is the case, as SCCR says, the GFX will be the best item to spend the money on.

Media encoding and number crunching will be improved, depends on how much of this you'll be doing really.
 

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Kinds of games i play are realy FPS's like Americas Army, BF2:SF the odd RTS game or two and well not sure what to class Black and White 2 under but i play that alot too. Not realy in the running of the Application more the Loading times some seem to take a while to load and also Windows takes a while to boot up and yes i ran Spy Ware, Virus Scans, Defragged etc etc

Maybe try a reinstall of windows, that'll speed up boot times and make everything more snappy. If that doesn't help then another GB of ram would be good. This will definitely help loading times and reduce the use of your page file, esp in BF2 if you run it with high textures.

I'd suggest this before spending lots of cash on a new CPU. The one you have should be fine for what you need it for
 

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Thing is i just purchased my ram about 2 months ago and have been planning on a CPU upgrade for some time now :/ so what your realy saying is it pritty pointless in buying a new CPU ???

And im not looking to reinstall windows again as i only did it last month too

It really depends what you want from it.
GFX upgrade if you want more FPS, higher res/effects etc from games.
2GB of Ram would help with loading times in games and reduce waiting when multi-tasking etc.
CPU would only be a 400Mhz upgrade to what you have now. Definitely help out benchmarks and media encoding.
Really depends on what you want it to do. Certainly not pointless, if you're sure it's what you want
 
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