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Old 09-13-2006, 04:06 PM   #11
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Let me also say, I used to have dual P4s and 3 gig of memory. I'm a little happier with the dual core.
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Let me also say, I used to have dual P4s and 3 gig of memory. I'm a little happier with the dual core.

Only problem i see is I still have an agp video card. I would need to get a

Core Duo 2 CPU
Core Duo 2 motherboard
New video card since AGP is not supported?
New ram cause my old 2gb or ram wont work in the new board?

I just dont want to spend all that money for a small increase of performance. What model Core Duo 2 do you have

I think theres Core Duo and Core Duo 2?
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Old 09-13-2006, 04:18 PM   #13
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Hem i have a 2.26Ghz P4, 512 RDRAM (yah remember that stuff) anda 9600XT lol..

Oh my i need to spend some money this fall...
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All it says is Pentium D... I would guess it'* not Duo 2.

My vid card is PCI (NVIDIA Quadro FX 1400)
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Let me also say, I used to have dual P4s and 3 gig of memory. I'm a little happier with the dual core.

Only problem i see is I still have an agp video card. I would need to get a

Core Duo 2 CPU
Core Duo 2 motherboard
New video card since AGP is not supported?
New ram cause my old 2gb or ram wont work in the new board?

I just dont want to spend all that money for a small increase of performance. What model Core Duo 2 do you have

I think theres Core Duo and Core Duo 2?
Yea, from where you stand now, the improvement is not worth the effort or the investment.

Core Duo is the first version of the dual cores from Intel. Core 2 Duo (I know... terrible naming scheme) is the new dual cores they just released.

You would need to goto DDR2 and get a PCI Express vid card.
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upgrade to a 10K hard drive and make sure you have 1GB or 2GB of ram. then we can talk about a better proc.
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upgrade to a 10K hard drive and make sure you have 1GB or 2GB of ram. then we can talk about a better proc.
I have 2 gigs of ram in my current system. I have a 10k 18 gb SCSI drive that is just too small to install for my needs.
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Then get some 36GB 10k, there'* boat loads on eBay for dirt cheap.

Hell, grab three and put them in RAID5 for good measure.
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Heres some benchmarking done by Toms Hardware which should help you decide. It is quite the investment though, I'm in the same boat and cheaped out with a PentuimD upgrade which let me reuse my ram, drives, and agp Video card. I don't need bleeding edge hardware to play UO...LOL

By the way, you don't have an extreme edition processor - those all had 2Mb cache and you have 1Mb. You just have the Prescott core which is sometimes refered to as the E edition.

On a side note: Intel is getting ready to release the Quad Core Cpu'*. if your really looking for some performance (read the artlicle, you'll be surprised at the overall performance increase)
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Heres some benchmarking done by Toms Hardware which should help you decide. It is quite the investment though, I'm in the same boat and cheaped out with a PentuimD upgrade which let me reuse my ram, drives, and agp Video card. I don't need bleeding edge hardware to play UO...LOL

By the way, you don't have an extreme edition processor - those all had 2Mb cache and you have 1Mb. You just have the Prescott core which is sometimes refered to as the E edition.

On a side note: Intel is getting ready to release the Quad Core Cpu'*. if your really looking for some performance (read the artlicle, you'll be surprised at the overall performance increase)

I ordered it last year from Newegg and the box said ExtreneEdition but what can you do...I will just deal with it for now Mine has a 2mb L3 cache. Thanks for the link. Core Duo 2 seems to have a good edge from what i see.
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