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My rig:<br />
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A64 2800+ Newcastle stock (for now)<br />
768 DDR400 2.5-4-3-9 Samsung @2.7V<br />
nForce3 ASUS K8N<br />
7300GT AGP OCed @540/800 from 400/667<br />
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3DMark 2001 ~12000 no matter what resolution 10x7...12x10 (cpu limited)<br />
3DMark 2005 ~4500 <br />
3Dmark 2006 ~1650 (lame CPU performance)<br />
Aquamark3 ~39000<br />
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Are these normal scores?<br />
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What kind of performance boost should come if I was to upgrade my CPU? My mobo sucks at OCing and I can boot only @stock and OC through nTune to around 2.3GHz from 1.8 stock.
 

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Very little performance boosts except in new games with hefty CPU overhead. Do you play a lot of RTS's and stuff?<br />
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Overall I'd say your Videocard and CPU are fairly well balanced.<br />
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If you upgrade your CPU, it isn't worth sticking with that socket. Asrock dual AGP/PCIe board, and S939 CPU is about the only possible upgrade that wouldn't involve a total overhaul.
 
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UPDATE:<br />
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After having pure luck friday finding a 512DDR module Samsung TCCD DDR400 I tested my rig OCed @2250MHz + 500DDR (WOHOOO) and got <b>56548 in AM3</b>. (from 41k stock CPU/ram)<br />
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Since my max resolution on my 17" LCD is 1280x1024 I maxed all the details in Dungeon Siege2, Heroes5 and LOTR BFME2 and I didn't have one problem.<br />
The point is (if anybody reads this) - get quality ram! What a difference <img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Too true. My 2gb play bf2 perfectly...
 

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Nice work! <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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