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    Default Re: AMD64 3700+ San Diego

    If you have the setup in your sig...i dont understand why you have to upgrade?

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    Default Re: AMD64 3700+ San Diego

    That's what I was thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yawgm0th
    Funny, were I in your position, I'd be looking at RAM as my next upgrade.
    I really do not agree with this at all. The VX has been the fastest ram I have ever used on my AMD64 system. I have tried TCCD, TCC5 and this UTT. I have run hundreds of benchmarks and tests. Even my games run smoother on the UTT. It is much more suited to overclocking, but it will run very well day to day as long it is cooled properly. Only BH-5 is faster and it is too hard to find or I would have it in my system.

    Quote Originally Posted by AsianBatman
    If you have the setup in your sig...i dont understand why you have to upgrade?
    I have to agree. AMD_LOVER2004, unless you are a hardcore benchmark junkie like me, it's not the best upgrade you could do. Your system is pretty nice. I say save up and get a 3700+ in a PCI-E system with a new video card, maybe a SLI or Crossfire board to boot. I am going with the Crossfire board in about 6-8 months myself. Then again, I like to spend money on upgrades I don't need too.
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    Default Re: AMD64 3700+ San Diego

    Quote Originally Posted by casecutter
    Then again, I like to spend money on upgrades I don't need too.

    Amen

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    Quote Originally Posted by casecutter
    I really do not agree with this at all. The VX has been the fastest ram I have ever used on my AMD64 system. I have tried TCCD, TCC5 and this UTT. I have run hundreds of benchmarks and tests. Even my games run smoother on the UTT. It is much more suited to overclocking, but it will run very well day to day as long it is cooled properly. Only BH-5 is faster and it is too hard to find or I would have it in my system.
    What are you rambling on about? VX is the faster RAM available, but that doesn't mean anything. He's only got 1GB of it, which is easily is greatest bottleneck in most modern first-person shooters. I wasn't talking about getting better RAM, I was talking about getting more. Even if it means slower using slower RAM or running the RAM at slower speed/timings/command rate (depending on the CPU and motherboard), it's worth it.

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    Default Re: AMD64 3700+ San Diego

    Quote Originally Posted by Yawgm0th
    What are you rambling on about? VX is the faster RAM available, but that doesn't mean anything. He's only got 1GB of it, which is easily is greatest bottleneck in most modern first-person shooters. I wasn't talking about getting better RAM, I was talking about getting more. Even if it means slower using slower RAM or running the RAM at slower speed/timings/command rate (depending on the CPU and motherboard), it's worth it.
    My bad, misunderstood you, and I agree with you 100%. If I had my way, I'd put 2X1GB OCZ Platinum 2-3-2-5-T1 @ 2.7V in my system. I am sick of having overclocking ram in my 24/7 system.
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    The reason I am upgrading is I cant run any decient RAM in my system without it becoming unstable, so I am pawning it off on a friend that wants to wonder into overclocking a little bit. Plus having only three RAM slots, no dual channel capabilities and only 2.8V to the RAM kinda limits my RAM upgradability. I was going to save some money and get the 3700, then wait till the X-fire X1K boards come out to see wether I should go with Crossfire or SLI.

    I can afford the 3700 as it stands right now but not much else, yet. I start working at Futureshop in computer and peripheral sales tuesday.
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    Default Re: AMD64 3700+ San Diego

    Quote Originally Posted by Amd_Lover2004
    I was going to save some money and get the 3700, then wait till the X-fire X1K boards come out to see wether I should go with Crossfire or SLI.
    How about neither? By the time either are even worth considering for gaming, the next generation of card will already be out. If you're going with dual anything make it dual-core.

    The board doesn't prevent you from getting 2GBs of RAM at all. It might stop you from overclocking it, but honestly overclocking your RAM comes after the CPU, GPU, and quantity of RAM.

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    I just cant stand having a NICE set of RAM and a peice of crap motherboard that cant run them, I WILL be getting some more of that RAM when the need presents itself.

    Now, would a dual core CPU be better or worse in my situation, gaming only pretty much, I have noticed that some of the dual core CPU's have been proforming pretty good, but Im not sure if they could hold their own against this particular CPU.

    I do some media encoding but rarely and usualy during my sleep cycle or during dinner so that is not a big concern.

    If dual core would be a benefit to me then tell me why Yawg.
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    Default Re: AMD64 3700+ San Diego

    With the hardware you already have, get yourself a MSI K8N NEO2 Platinum motherboard and then will you be able to overclock it nicely. And since you have a powerstream PSU, you can do the Vdimm mod to it for the required voltage for the ram . The MSI K8N can be modified to run VX ram at 3.3V very very easily. I mean it is so easy, you don't need any real skills with a soldering gun and the risks are very very low. Then you can run your ram at it's rated speed and timings and get some serious performance out of your rig. If I had a Powerstream instead of the Modstream, I would not be using a booster for my ram. ANd you can even overvolt the 3.3V+ rail a little bit and get more out of that ram. I had a set of PC4000 VX that would do 2-2-2-6-T1 @ 265MHz @ 3.5V.
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