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Thread: XP2100@ 2.2Ghz vers. A64/3500 @ 2.2 Ghz




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    Default XP2100@ 2.2Ghz vers. A64/3500 @ 2.2 Ghz

    soz for all these questions guys but I'm still trying to work all this stuff out! ;) is it really worth going from my XP2100 @ 2.2 to a 64 bit cpu running at the same speed???
    64/3500+ | Gigabyte K8NS Ultra 939 | Gainy 6800 GS golden sample using 71.20 and DX 90c| 1Gb Geil PC3200 | WD 120Gb 7200rpm 8mb buffer | XP Pro + SP1 | Pioneer DVD burner dual layer | Antec 480 watt truepower wrapped in a Enermax 710B case | Dell 21" Trinitron.....etc

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    Default Re: XP2100@ 2.2Ghz vers. A64/3500 @ 2.2 Ghz

    No, not if you go to just any 64-bit CPU... There are 64-bit CPUs other than Athlon 64s and Opterons.

    But it would be worth upgrading to an Athlon 64 2800. Even a Sempron 3100 would be faster. They're both clocked at a mere 1.8Ghz, but should tear the socks off a T-Bred at 2.2GHz. It would take a Barton at around 2.4GHz to truly match their performance, and that's without overclocking. An Athlon 64 at 2.2GHz (3200 Newcastle), however, would really be an improvement over your current CPU.

    But I 'd say it isn't worth if if you stick with that 9800 Pro. You'll still get a huge boost in most games, but it'll really limit the power of an Athlon 64 (or any AMD K8 processor). A GeForce 6800, 6800GT, or X800 Pro would be in front of the Athlon 64 in the upgrading path, in my opinion, assuming gaming is the primary reason for upgrading.

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    Default Re: XP2100@ 2.2Ghz vers. A64/3500 @ 2.2 Ghz

    well at the moment I'm getting a Gainy 6800 GT GS but a few ppl have said (and rightly so) that my current cpu would hold it back so looks like I'm going to hit the 64/3500 trail......... and yes dude! this box is mainly for gaming! ;)
    64/3500+ | Gigabyte K8NS Ultra 939 | Gainy 6800 GS golden sample using 71.20 and DX 90c| 1Gb Geil PC3200 | WD 120Gb 7200rpm 8mb buffer | XP Pro + SP1 | Pioneer DVD burner dual layer | Antec 480 watt truepower wrapped in a Enermax 710B case | Dell 21" Trinitron.....etc

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    Default Re: XP2100@ 2.2Ghz vers. A64/3500 @ 2.2 Ghz

    Sounds good. You could wait for the entry-level socket 939 processors to hit retailers if you wanted. They will be much cheaper than the 3500, and the 3500 is abou to drop in price too.

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