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    P4/AMD 64 PC Spec question.

    I have:

    P4 2.4GHz
    768MB RAM PC2700
    ATA100 Drive
    XP Pro
    nVidia 6800GT 256

    My friend has

    AMD 64 3200+ (2.0GHz)
    512MB PC2700
    ATA100 Drive
    XP Pro
    ATI 9800 Pro

    I play GTA SA alot, and went to his house other day and looked at it on his machine, and it loads at least twice as fast than mine, the intros flash up and menu takes no time to show on his, but mine can take upto 1min to get from clicking icon to showing menu.

    Is my system running slow from what i've said, or is the AMD 64 3200+ a much much faster chip than the P4 2.4GHz?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by pgudge; 30-03-2006 at 04:14 PM. Reason: better title, sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgudge
    Is my system running slow from what i've said, or is the AMD 64 3200+ a much much faster chip than the P4 2.4GHz?

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    In short yes, but it could be down to the speed of your hard drives and the latency of your RAM. But it is most likely down to your CPU

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    Yes the AMD chips are quicker then Intel so his AMD chip is running faster then you P4 even tho the is 2.0 GHz and yours is 2.4.

    i would also just use 2 of the memory sticks (512mb) so that they can run in dual channel mode.

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    Are they still using the PR rating, so it would be like a P4 3.2GHz the AMD 3200+ ?

    Thanks for the info guys.

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    Umm.. Tbh, a 3200+ A64 is more like a 3.4Ghz Pentium 4.. no offence, but your 2.4Ghz P4 is rather dated compared to even a S754 3200+
    Me want Ultrabook


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    No offence taken. I've been out of the hardware for some time now, as you can tell. Just wondered why his was so much faster. So i've been looking at soem upgrades

    Whilst i'm here i'll ask, I'm looking at the (AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Socket 939 , Manchester Core, 2x 2.0GHz , 1MB Cache, Retail) Will I be able to get a motherboard to support this along with my nVidia 6800GT AGP as I dont really want to get another card, I've not long had this one.

    This is purely for gaming, so dont need anything fancy.

    Thanks.

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    Asrock dual sata2 is the way to go if you want to keep your agp card. It is s939 and has both pcie and agp slots. If you're also looking for some more performance I would sell your pc2700 and get 2gb of value pc3200 ram.

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    yeah i have this set up only cost me about £168 opteron 146 and asrock dual sata check my system spec out


    Opteron 146 @2400Mhz,Abit KN8Ultra,2GB DDR PC3200,250GB Samsung SP2504C SATA II ,ATI X1900 XT 512MB,Sound Blaster Audig,DELL 2405FPW,10 MB CABLE

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    LOL YOUR SIGNATURE IS HUGE! Please shorten it?

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    its sorted now i just mucked it up


    Opteron 146 @2400Mhz,Abit KN8Ultra,2GB DDR PC3200,250GB Samsung SP2504C SATA II ,ATI X1900 XT 512MB,Sound Blaster Audig,DELL 2405FPW,10 MB CABLE

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    To save on money I think I might do the following.

    Buy a AsRock 939Dual-Sata2 and a X2 3800+ chip costing about £250 and using the ram, gfx, hd etc from current machine, and upgarde the RAM when I get some more cash. Does that sound like a wise move?

    paul.

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    pretty good.. but do note that Asrock Dual SATA mobo have trouble running 1T on dual channel.. .. That might affect your decision I dun know..
    Me want Ultrabook


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    Also can the AsRock 939Dual-Sata2 do SLi? It has a x16 and a x1 PCIe slot, can you run SLi on a x16 and x1 ports or do you need 2 x16 ports?

    thanks

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    You need 2 x 16 ports.
    Unless it says it runs SLi, it wont
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    Thanks, Also the AsRock 939Dual-Sata2 doesn't do RAID on the SATAII ports. Just wondered if I am sacrificing too much just to keep my AGP card.

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    lol if you can find a hard drive which can use a full 300mbps then sure you'll need SATAII but otherwise you're fine. Also 1T on your memory.... will have about an affect of 0.00001FPS in games and what not, you won't notice the difference between high latency RAM unless you're an overclocker. You are not sacrificing anything because you can upgrade nearly everything with the Asrock, I believe it comes with that CPU upgrade slot aswell so its kind of ownage

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