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Will there be performance increase upgrading too?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by BLUE|MOON, 11 Jul 2006.

  1. BLUE|MOON

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    Joined: 11 Apr 2006

    Posts: 42

    AMD 64 2.0 ghz Opteron 146
    DFI Lanparty NF3 Ultra-D
    2 GB Gskill Ram
    x800xt pe 256mb

    from

    AMD 64 3400 (754)
    Gigabyte Mobo
    1gb Corsair ram
    ATI 9600 128mb

    Will there be a big performance increase?

    Thanks
     
  2. Ricochet J

    Capodecina

    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

    Posts: 12,906

    You'll see something in terms of graphics performance but I wouldn't say anything about general system performance.
     
  3. Sirrel Squirrel

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 5 Aug 2003

    Posts: 7,884

    Location: Essex

    With the graphics you'll see a good improvement but everything else I wouldn't bother, so perhaps just get the gfx card.
     
  4. pastymuncher

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    Joined: 12 Jul 2005

    Posts: 19,000

    Location: Aberlour, NE Scotland

    I don't see the point in that upgrade. You would be going from one dead end socket to another. 939 is in it's death throes. Better to upgrade to Conroe (or not so good) AM2. At least you would have a future upgrade path then.

    Alternatively get a pci-e motherboard for your 754 rig along with a pci-e graphics card and stick with that until it's too slow to do what you want. The thing thats holding your current rig back is the 9600. The A64 3400+ is a decent cpu and depending on which one you have runs at 2.2ghz with 1024kb L2 cache or 2.4ghz with 512kb L2 cache. With a decent motherboard you should be able to clock them to either 2.4ghz for the Claw or 2.6ghz if it's a Newcastle.
     
  5. Paul_Robson

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    Joined: 26 May 2005

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    Location: Wallasey

    Yes, youll see a good increase in games and a little in desktop, but only a little. Now if you over clock the opteron 146 like mine, youll find your pc runs a whole lot smoother and faster. Even my desktop is just less laggy.I am running mine at 2800mhz, which is a 40% overclock. My games,utils,programs all run alot better.I cant believe the difference in my pc now since i have overclocked it.
     
  6. BLUE|MOON

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    Joined: 11 Apr 2006

    Posts: 42

    Yer,

    I mean, my cousin is getting this components cheap and the game he plays doesnt support dual core so there is no point in getting a Dual Core processor, and the conroe has only recently been released to id like to see how it performs. Plus its a hefty price for a half decent one.
     
  7. Paul_Robson

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    Joined: 26 May 2005

    Posts: 269

    Location: Wallasey

    You can always turn one core off if your game does not support dual core. And as for the heft price tag, an E6600 2.4ghz at £252 which can clock to at least 3.4ghz, in my eyes is amazing value for money.