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I found a PC i didnt know I had. cool!
Master_Scythe 
7/9/08 10:32:44 PM
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From mum brining me home a CUBE cased PC to me finding a PC i didnt know i owned. This is fantastic.

So. I have a DJPC. i was fairly certain it was a Celeron 2ghz. as it had a dedicated hardware audio solution, so didnt need CPU power.



anywho, its gotten little use so that jobs passing to my laptop. so i open this badboy up as i wanted the HDD for my file server.

HOLY HELL!

a gigabyte mobo of some kind, AM2!!!!!!!

250GB HDD for the fileserver.

shitty GPU (PCI-E though), it does video hardware acceleration.

and 1 or 2GB of DDR2 ram....

Look at my tag.... thats what im running.

You know what this means? I think the CPU in this thing now i remember it is piss poor.

so.

Time to buy a phenom (tripple core), see if its running 1 or 2gb of ram.

and switch this bad-boy out.

maybe i'll stop having GPU errors when its not a 3850 trying to run on NFORCE4 chipset.

either way, im a little excited. rebuilds rebuilds.

fuck. this means more formatting.... oh well. time to Nlite me a disk!

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4200+X2 939, ASUS A8N-SLI-D, Ati HD3850, 1gb,1tb total HDD, 109 DVD, LG DVD-rom.
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bbjai 
7/9/08 11:31:45 PM
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lols congratualtions

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Master_Scythe 
7/9/08 11:59:30 PM
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Will i notice the diference between a tripple core phenom @ 2.3ghz and my current CPU (939 4200+X2).

Ive been following intel so much lately i havent been keeping up with AMD.

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thesorehead 
8/9/08 9:07:33 AM
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Short answer: yes.

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Master_Scythe 
8/9/08 1:48:54 PM
Titan

excellent.

I know that the CORE2 architecture is fantastic, and as such, a 2.5ghz C2D will easily outperform a 3.5ghz P4.

just wasnt sure if AMD had advanced as well as intel had.

triple core phenom here i come.... and DDR2 ram. that'll be nice.

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SceptreCore 
8/9/08 1:59:15 PM
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Quote by Master_Scythe
excellent.

I know that the CORE2 architecture is fantastic, and as such, a 2.5ghz C2D will easily outperform a 3.5ghz P4.

just wasnt sure if AMD had advanced as well as intel had.

triple core phenom here i come.... and DDR2 ram. that'll be nice.


Hold that thought!

Have you checked the gigabyte website to see if that board supports phenom cores? - No? Then go do that.

Secondly, you might want to look at getting something with higher clock speeds. Like the revision of the 6000+ now @ 3100MHz

http://products.amd.com/en-us/DesktopCPUDetail.aspx?id=451

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Master_Scythe 
8/9/08 2:45:33 PM
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http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2434

Yes it does, but sadly, no solid caps :(

cpu?

Yeah ive been thinking of that.

I mainly multitask and hate when my PC slows down while doing something big. hence the multicore idea.

also, 3core instead of 4 means less heat, means more overclock.

I do game, but its about 80% multitasking, 20% gaming. And the engines of most of the games i play support 2 cores.

i THINK 3core is the way to go... however faster clocks are nice...


Edited by Master_Scythe: 8/9/2008 02:52:47 PM

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SceptreCore 
8/9/08 3:31:00 PM
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Id go for the 9550 then... sure its only 2.2, but 2.5 wouldn't be much of a stretch for it! Plus another core... can't argue with that.

And there is no guarantee that because it's one less core, and less heat, it's going to overclock more than a quad core.

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Master_Scythe 
8/9/08 3:52:42 PM
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Recon it'd reach 3ghz on an aftermarket cooler?
Nope. 2.5ghz seems to be the top 'easy overclock' on those chips. they can go to 2.8 but that needs more volts etc.

Its such a hard decision.

Caus i want the extra clocks, so i feel the system is faster than my current one.

However i want the cores so it doesnt get bogged down while encoding etc.

BAH decisions.


oh, also that mobo only does up to tripple core. not quad core. apparently.

Maybe i'll go the 6000+X2


nope. it does quad core.
the dilemma is back on.


Edited by Master_Scythe: 8/9/2008 5:12:22 PM


Edited by Master_Scythe: 8/9/2008 5:15:22 PM

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