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Old 08-10-06, 01:21
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Question **Advice Needed*

Hey peeps, was trying to upgrade my pc for the new expansion packs coming out later this year...and got stuck. Cant figure out which to buy...I really need a new cpu(AMD64 3500+) so I was thinking of an AMD64 x2 4200+ what with the price war, but do I need a new cpu or would a second 7600gt in SLi be more beneficial than a cpu upgrade? I was told that without enough memory a strong cpu would be wasted by bottlenecking....any thoughts guys?

(Im getting more memory later)


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Old 08-10-06, 14:12
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i`ve got a 7600GT and was thinking of putting in a second one in sli..searched google and found test showing that 2 gpu`s give you 1 or 2 fps less than 1..so i don`t think its word the extra money on a gpu an would go for a other gpu or cpu
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Old 08-10-06, 15:31
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Default Re: **Advice Needed*

your CPU is fine, and rather than a second 7600, i would upgrade to a single 7800 or 7900, or perhaps an X1900. CPU only bottlenecks the GPU if its significantly slower or older, and a 3500+ is neither.
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Old 08-11-06, 05:33
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froggy_style : Thanks for the reply. LoL, I didnt know that adding a second GPU would actually slow things down. I know that going SLi isnt that powerful but I thought any little bit helps, you know. You got a link to that source.


InYearsToCome:Thanks for the reply. Well I wasnt planning on upgrading my GPU again until Vista comes out, but I figured a stronger CPU would only help (although not many games utilize the dual core thing)...would I see a big difference by adding a second gig of memory instead????????

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Old 08-11-06, 19:19
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Default Re: **Advice Needed*

While many games run better with 2GB of RAM nowadays, i still feel its more your GPU holding you back. Your CPU is fine for some time now (as you said, most games dont utlize dual core yet), and 1GB is still fine for now, but your graphics card is mid range.
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Old 08-12-06, 08:00
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here is a link to the test i`ve read
http://www.tech-hounds.com/article21/ArticlesPage3.html
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Old 08-13-06, 09:35
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no problem, was looking for it myself as a upgrade
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here's a pretty good deal I think:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130034
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