Go Back   Rage3D » Rage3D Discussion Area » Gaming and Computing Forums » General Hardware
Rage3D Subscribe Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

General Hardware Talk about PCs/Macs, motherboards, CPUs, sound cards, RAM, hard drives, networking and everything else about computer hardware!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Apr 27, 2007, 12:56 PM   #1
Advertisement (Guests Only)

Login or Register to remove this ad
aop
Radeon Caribbean Islands
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Finland Finland
Posts: 4,685
aop once held a door open for a complete strangeraop once held a door open for a complete strangeraop once held a door open for a complete strangeraop once held a door open for a complete stranger


Default Finally got my C2D upgrade done...

So my previous setup had these parts:
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ @ 2.7GHz
Asus A8N SLI
Kingston ValueRam 2*1GB 400MHz DDR

I replaced them with these:
Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 @ 3.0GHz
MSI P6N SLI-FI
Kingston ValueRam 2*1GB 667MHz DDR2

The difference is freaking huge. I thought my GF7900GTO was limiting my rig in games like Oblivion and Gothic 3 but after upgrading my CPU they both run like a dream. I couldn't believe Gothic 3 would run so smooth on any rig. Test Drive Unlimited got a lot smoother (from ~35 fps to ~50+ fps).

I'm going to do some testing with S.T.A.L.K.E.R and CoH soon and see how they run with my new CPU.

What can I say? Video cards are overhyped. If your CPU doesn't have enough power no matter what kind of video card you pair with it games won't run as well as you would expect. I hear people saying "video card is far more important than CPU in PC gaming" but that isn't entirely true.

Everyone still stuck with their S939 single core CPUs: run to the shop and pick up a Core 2 Duo, you wont be disappointed!
aop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 27, 2007, 01:39 PM   #2
CR2500
Radeon Northern Islands
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: United States IL
Posts: 2,065
CR2500 is still being judged by the masses


Default

Well from 3700+ to E6300 is a bigger difference than something like X1650XT to X1900XT.
__________________

CR2500 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 27, 2007, 02:37 PM   #3
mdrnhl
load "*" ,8,1
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: United States Medina, OH
Posts: 861
mdrnhl is still being judged by the masses


Default

Quote:
Everyone still stuck with their S939 single core CPUs: run to the shop and pick up a Core 2 Duo, you wont be disappointed!
Got my CPU & RAM yesterday (e6420 & 2gb of Corsair), mobo today (DS3), and expecting my cooler (Scythe Ninja) on Monday for my new, quiet C2D system
Carrying over most of the rest of the stuff from my S939 single core system listed in my System Specs...that one will replace my wife's aging Athlon XP 2100+. I can't wait to build!!


(edit: but I gotta add, my 3500+ w/8800GTS does run the games I currently play pretty darn well)
__________________
"A child of five could understand this. Fetch me a child of five." -Groucho Marx
mdrnhl is offline   Reply With Quote
Advertisement (Guests Only)
Login or Register to remove this ad
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My 4870 1gb finally croaked - upgrade advice? BigBear2 AMD Radeon Discussion and Support 10 Apr 17, 2011 04:38 PM
Finally ready to upgrade, but have no idea what to buy nanohead AMD Radeon Discussion and Support 10 Nov 8, 2010 04:08 PM
Finally....after several months of trying to upgrade!!! Uber_Tiny General Hardware 39 Jan 3, 2008 02:38 AM
Finally going ahead with upgrade dosmond General Hardware 1 Dec 11, 2003 12:07 PM
I'm finally ready to upgrade, just need your suggestions, or opinions ! lvov7342 General Hardware 0 Jan 14, 2003 05:43 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:50 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All trademarks used are properties of their respective owners. Copyright ©1998-2011 Rage3D.com
Links monetized by VigLink