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    Upgrade....

    From an x2 4400 to a CD-E6300?
    Price not being an issue and everything other than board ram and chip being hte same, what kind of performance difference would there be...
    Main use of the PC is gaming..

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    Unless you have a fast graphics card, negligable.

    If you have a fast graphics card, then perhaps 5-10% improvement in most games.

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    x800 256Mb job.
    Can stretch to the E6400 tho and am going for 5400+ ram to give me a bit of overclock space...

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    Probably not noticable.

    That gfx card would be limiting you in most games.
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    Yeah, same here, upgrade your gfx, it's a bit too old
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    not noticeable... perhaps it will be slightly faster on stats 1-3%.. but not noticeable by feel..

    spend the money on a faster card.. i.e. 8800GTX/S
    Me want Ultrabook


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    Its not just an upgrade, its also to cover my future upgrade path.
    ie my last upgrade was from an x2 3800 on an AGP board with 9800Pro to the x2 4400 with a PCI-e board with the x800, this upgrade will give me new ram and new CPU path.
    Gfx will come when DX10 hits.

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    Well, if your thinking of doing it in stages and want future-proofing, you will probably want to stretch to PC6400 RAM to get a decent overclock.

    Even if you managed to hit 4GHz though, you won't notice a difference (in games) until the gfx card is replaced.

    Of course, stuff like video encoding will be vastly better
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    just noticed the price of the 8800 cards, that aint happening....

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    At least youl be able to fold and game at the same time.

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    The x2 4400 will be of sufficient power to place the bottleneck on graphics cards for some years to come. When it becomes a bottleneck itself, then is the time to replace it with either a (then cheap) core 2 duo system, or more likely whatever the generation or two after that is.

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    Graphics are changing soon, have ordered the E6400 and 2Gb of OCZ DDR-667 PC2-5400 and the AB9 Pro board.
    The x800 will do for now and when DX10 cards start hitting the mainstream, no point getting a card now that wont do DX10 stuff IMHO, I'm on new socket, new cpu, new ram, new gfx are on the way so might as well wait for that than rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishrubbish £250+ on a decent card thats gonna be missing bits....

    IMHO Of course..

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