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    Thinking of an upgrade.

    I currently have:

    AMD 754 3700+
    X1800XT
    Abit NV8
    2gb Geil

    I'm thinking of going to:

    Asus p5W
    E6600
    2gb geil DDR

    I can't find any good reviews on the net (which use a good resolution as I play at 1680*1050). I presume the conroe still does well even in high res? Also will i notice a benefit from dual core (with multitasking etc?).

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    You will need DDR2 not DDR as you listed. Conroe is the fastest processor at the moment by 15-20% over an Athlon 64.
    As you up the resoloution its your graphics card that limits your gaming performance, to get the most out of a conroe 6600 you would need an SLI or Crossfire setup.
    Saying that 1680x1050 is not all that high a resolution.
    Not having a dualcore I can't say how they perform in multitasking.
    I think its worth waiting a few weeks to see what other mobos are released, as both ATI and Nvidia are about to release their offerings,

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    The conroe will be far better at anything than your current kit. Your going to need to change your ram for some DDR2
    Will you be overclocking?

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    Sorry the geil i mentioned for conroe is DDR2, i just missed it off.

    I probably won't OC but I may have a little dabble.
    Last edited by Robert; 05-08-2006 at 09:36 AM.

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    No one else?

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    Haven't some people been having problems with dead Asus P5W's? Might want to consider the Gigabyte boards as a few people on here have them and say they aren't shabby boards.

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    The Gigabyte DS4 looks to have better cooling than the DS3 for just a little more. Some people are getting pretty good overclocks with the DS3/4 as well !

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