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Thread: Regarding bottlenecks, BARTON 2500 ?




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    Wink Regarding bottlenecks, BARTON 2500 ?

    Current spec.

    MOBO_______FIC AN19E
    C.SET_______VIA KT400
    CPU_________XP2000
    RAM________512mb pc2700 (Crucial)
    GFX_________6600GT agp

    Main use is racing simulations GPL, GTR etc. and I believe a CPU upgrade will give the biggest performance boost for the approx. $100 budget I am working with.

    Am I correct? Would an XP2500 Barton be the way to go? Thanks in advance;]

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    Default Re: Regarding bottlenecks, BARTON 2500 ?

    Have you tried to overclock?
    Also, what is the system not doing in the games you play that makes you want to upgrade? Constant lag at higher resolutions/texture settings or is it sporadically "hiccupping".

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    Default Re: Regarding bottlenecks, BARTON 2500 ?

    Not tried any o/c.

    Not really any major problems but fps in multiplayer take a dive compared to running solo is probably the worst.

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    Default Re: Regarding bottlenecks, BARTON 2500 ?

    That sounds like your ISP, what's your average ping?
    Try running a botmode in the same level if possible, this will tell you if it is the ISP or not.

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    Default Re: Regarding bottlenecks, BARTON 2500 ?

    You could upgrade to a faster Barton if you really wanted, but it's kind of a waste of money IMO. Socket A is dying, as are Bartons. That said, a Barton 2500 or something around there would certainly help you a lot in gaming.

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    Wink Re: Regarding bottlenecks, BARTON 2500 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by matm347
    That sounds like your ISP, what's your average ping?
    Try running a botmode in the same level if possible, this will tell you if it is the ISP or not.
    Thanks matm347 but it's not an online issue. Appreciate your posting anyway, ty.

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    Wink Re: Regarding bottlenecks, BARTON 2500 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yawgm0th
    You could upgrade to a faster Barton if you really wanted, but it's kind of a waste of money IMO. Socket A is dying, as are Bartons. That said, a Barton 2500 or something around there would certainly help you a lot in gaming.
    Thanks Yawgm0th, but ....... hehe you are a bit ambiguous ;]

    I realize Barton and all things socket A are old hat, so to speak, and I intend to completely replace this box in 12 months time with 64bit/PCIe etc. etc. However for right now and especially considering my 6600GT is AGP - I need to know where my $100 should go to gain the biggest performance boost.

    Your last line seems to support the plan but your opening line somewhat contradicts it. I would really be grateful for any additional opinion you or anyone can add.

    Thanks again ;]

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    Default Re: Regarding bottlenecks, BARTON 2500 ?

    Go for it, but buy a Mobile. Non-mobile Bartons are way too expensive. You can get a 2500 Mobile for less than $90 and a 2400 Mobile for less than $80, generally. Plus, if you want to overclock, it's better that way.

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    Wink Re: Regarding bottlenecks, BARTON 2500 ?

    Thanks Yawg,

    I hear you re the mobile vs desktop in terms of performance but I had no idea they were cheaper too! Does it matter 35 or 45?

    So I am off to find a good deal, thanks again. ;]

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    Default Re: Regarding bottlenecks, BARTON 2500 ?

    Which of these three should I buy?

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