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    Quote Originally Posted by chaotic_russ View Post
    i like the look of the 939 fx60 , i have seen one on ebay for £340 (a little to expensive for me though)
    As NightshadowUK said above. Spending £340 on a 939 cpu would be a complete waste of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s_kinton View Post
    As NightshadowUK said above. Spending £340 on a 939 cpu would be a complete waste of money.
    thats what i was thinking , i just want something to tide me over till i make the change to a new quad core system

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    Think about it for £340 you can get a decent c2d setup as said above, that'll be plenty powerful enough for now.

    That way you'll also be ready to drop a quad core straight into your mobo, you'll already have ddr2 etc etc. If you buy the FX60, you'll still need a whole new system when you go quad c2d and you'll have spent the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaotic_russ View Post
    thats what i was thinking , i just want something to tide me over till i make the change to a new quad core system
    well the x2 4200 is much cheaper than a fx and the dual and quad core amd's will be here H2, or late Q2 or early Q3.

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    I have an Opteron S939 at 2.5 ghz with 2 gig of ram.

    I borrowed a 4800+ (dual core) and it was much better for gaming.

    I know the dual cores weren't officially utilized for any of the games I played (FEAR, IL-2 1946) but it was much better.

    Why? Because Windows was running on one core I guess. The game booted to the other core.

    I noticed it and noticed it when I went back to a single core? Why did I return to a single? (didnt want to mind you)

    Its becauase lots of games based on the Unreal Tournament engine have an issue with dual cores.

    Its an error called Negative Delta Time, where the CPU is used to set the speed the game will run at everytime you boot the game, and then the second core kicks in and the game throws a wobbler and drops you out.

    Google it: Negative Delta Time Dual COre.

    Some people sussed it with patches for the CPU. others didn't and I wasnt prepared to risk it with Lineage2, as it died on me far to many times with the dual core in.

    HAven't tried since, and that was late last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    Why? Because Windows was running on one core I guess. The game booted to the other core.

    I noticed it and noticed it when I went back to a single core? Why did I return to a single? (didnt want to mind you)

    Its becauase lots of games based on the Unreal Tournament engine have an issue with dual cores.

    Its an error called Negative Delta Time, where the CPU is used to set the speed the game will run at everytime you boot the game, and then the second core kicks in and the game throws a wobbler and drops you out.

    Google it: Negative Delta Time Dual COre.

    Some people sussed it with patches for the CPU. others didn't and I wasnt prepared to risk it with Lineage2, as it died on me far to many times with the dual core in.

    HAven't tried since, and that was late last year.
    Oo l2 player and ut player eh
    i had those negative delta time problems. with thief deadly shadows and lineage 2. unreal tournament was fine tho. and the dual core optimizer and drivers fix that anyway. even if it still persists. you can download a tool called imgcfg to set the affinity of the .exe to whichever core you like. Ill upload the drivers pack for you.

    Here you go:

    http://rapidshare.com/files/30342340...re_Drivers.rar

    Anyone else feel free to download and upload to their ftp, website etc. its only 11mb so rapidshare wont limit you when you download it

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