View Poll Results: What did you move from to get to your Core2Duo

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    Core2Duo - How have you got it?

    ... how did you end up with it?

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    Still on my terribly slow Athlon X2 at 2.8, dunno how i survive

    Was planning on swapping over to C2D next month, but looks like i need a new monitor first

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    I'm a bit of a slave to the market , though I haven't gone quad yet for a couple of reasons
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    I've always had the pentium and will be upgrading in the summer. A bit short of money atm...


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    Had an aging Socket A system, time for a new machine, C2D was the obvious choice, really.

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    I didnt go quad because I thought the prices were going to be less for the Q6600.

    Moved from 939 DFI setup after seriously poor quality of motherboards and quite honestly not looked back

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    Wow Clunk really?

    I think 939 boards were far superior to 775, but then I did have a DFI SLI-D which was awesome
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    Still on a SINGLE CORE Athlon 64 at the moment. I want dual core for Vista, although my PC is holding up well so far.

    A C2D is first choice, but as that would require a new motherboard, new RAM as well as the new CPU, budget restricts me. I may have to try and pick up a cheap Athlon 64 X2.

    My favouite thing about the Core2Duo is that it is abbreviated to C2D, which force of habit causes me to read that as "Crash 2 Desktop". Just makes me chuckle.

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    I am still on S939, originally on an Opteron. Planned and went to dual core late last year (at 3 GHz) as their stock ran out.

    For gaming, my PC is not CPU bound with a X1900 @ 1680x1050 and I already had 2GB of RAM.

    By the time DX10 games come out and I have a DX10 GPU on Vista, if it is CPU bound then I will upgrade CPU, mobo + RAM hopefully skipping DDR2.

    If I had needed to upgrade after C2D was released, I would have chosen it over A64.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byatt View Post
    Had an aging Socket A system, time for a new machine, C2D was the obvious choice, really.
    Same here. Wanted to upgrade from an old athlon xp. Core 2 was the fastest chip around.

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    Didn't move from anything

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    I'm holding back for a while until at least Q2 or even Q3 this year as my MCE2005 system does me fine and plays games extremely well so far.

    The reason for this is purely down to I'll wait towards the end of this year, hopefully then prices would be lower for better equipment, larger 1 Tb drives would be available so I can have enough space for all my media etc and also fingers crossed faster, cheaper C2D processors would alse be available

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    I'm still getting good performance from this ole machine, especially with the new parts I got over Christmas. I think I'm good for another year or so yet before I build a whole new rig, I'll see how the market looks then, but if I was to build one today it would definitely be a C2D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kempez View Post
    Wow Clunk really?

    I think 939 boards were far superior to 775, but then I did have a DFI SLI-D which was awesome
    Yeah mate, Me and a mate both bought Ultra-Ds at the same time, both had similar failures within a few weeks of eachother, same thing happened with the replacements, and also with their replacements, We both bought the SLI-D which also failed twice, and the second time, it was returned from DFI with only one plastic clip holding the chipset fan on, and the fan had been swinging round the board crashing into things, so by way of compensation, DFI kindly offered me.....2 new clips, postage free! My mate was also kept waiting 14 weeks to rma his second SLI-D. Each board had a different problem, so it wasnt any fault of ours, and at £12-15 a time to return it to the netherlands, it became a bit of a joke.

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    Sounds cr@p

    Me and a few mates (at least 5-6) never had an issue on our SLI-D's
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    Same as chuckskull, 939 AMD x2 @ 2.8 gets the job done quite nicely - dfi sli-d by the way, never a problem.

    Next upgrade will be when I NEED a DX10 video card, next platform upgrade will be when +50% speed is available at a reasonable cost.

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