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i have a prescott but its not so great for gaming. if i switched to a AMD 64 3200 or 3500 would it be a lot faster
 

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Somewhat, but I think you would notice a bigger diffrence in upgrading your video card.
 

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Originally Posted by 6600Gt1047

how much are the FX?

Probably too expensive. When I switched from a 3500+ to my FX-55, i was not exactly "blown-away" with the difference in games. For example my 3DMark05 score only barely increased as opposed to what happened when I moved from an 5950 Ultra to 6800GT (it more than doubled). Obviously that test is geared more for video than cpu, but the result in gaming would be similar. You would probably run better, but IMO you would get better bang in a new video card.
 

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lets say i got a 3500. betteR?
I know my 3500 performed better than my 3.2 Northy (stock).
 

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lets say i got a 3500. betteR?
Limited at best. I would say maybe 5FPS better. I personally would suggest getting a new motherboard and OC'ing your Prescott. If you get a Thermalright XP-120 and a good Delta Fan, you will see a drastic improvement in your OC. The 6600GT is not a bad card at all. If you are looking for real improvement in gaming, move to a 6800GT. But if you want to improve performance with minimal cash, get a new Mobo and OC that Prescott. If you can hit 3.8GHZ (not too difficult w/ a decent board and memory), then you will see a major increase in your overall performance.
 

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all you have to do is overclock your pressy. but a stock 3500 will beat the prescott easily, so thats why if your getting a intel system, u have to plan to OC it. after all, thts the only point of getting one
 

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why dont i keep what i have now then and get a 6800GT or a 6800 vanilla (Rosewill)? ITS ONLY $246!
 

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why dont i keep what i have now then and get a 6800GT or a 6800 vanilla (Rosewill)? ITS ONLY $246!
I think that is the general consensus. However, I'd go for the GT, BFG if you can.
 

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get the 6800gt, and dont get a rosewill. its not a good company, so id stay away from the cheapies unless u like rma's
 

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Nope, the quality of the assembly and heatsink goes a long way. Even if the GPU is the same.
 

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isnt all video card quality the same chips from ATI and Nvidia?
PCB boards are not the same either, the little capacitors that provide power to the card are also all different brands...
 
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