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    Upgrade or make the most of what I've got?

    Hi,

    My current system
    CPU: AMD 3500+
    Motherboard:Nforce 4 Utlra
    RAM: 1gig
    Graphics: 7800gt

    I was thinking of either upgrading to a E6300 core duo which means changing board mem etc

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    getting an X2 (939) amd chip if they are still around and an extra gig of mem

    Will there be much of a performance difference between these two systems for games?

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    Definetly mate, you will see a performance, im upgrading from my amd 64 3400, cause its pretty much worn out, and im going core 2 route. Currently the best option of processor for both power and value is the e6300, and if ur gona overclock ur gona need a decent motherboard, cause they o'clock well too.

    Ohh and then u cld sell ur parts for some cash on ebay or sumthing?

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    The 'better' solution would be to upgrade to core 2. But that will cost more.

    For a spend of about £150 you could go to X2 with 2gig ram.

    To get core2 with 2gig ram would be about £300.

    There will be a performance difference in games, but probably not worth the price difference at the moment.

    Are you noticing any problems with the games you are playing?
    If not, then wait a bit before upgrading. Your system should do OK for another few months, when the next itteration of core2 should be out, and prices will drop enough to make it worth doing.
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