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Old 04-01-2007, 12:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi guys.. help is much appreciated this time...

currently my system is:
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1gig ram x 1 stick
Asus P5LD2 mobo
x1950pro gpu

now it's still 2 months old.. i can change the processor to core 2 duo e4300 by adding around $80.. or should i spend my money for another 1gb ram to benefit the dual channel capability?

tnx in advance

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Old 04-01-2007, 01:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you're operating fine with one gig, I'd go for the CPU. If you are having problems (mainly gaming) because of RAM, go for it.

Any particular reason you went with a P-D?


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Old 04-01-2007, 01:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ditto what Trotter said.
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Old 04-01-2007, 05:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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me i would go with the memory first. the Pentium D should be fine for awhile... but i would get a core 2 duo when prices are cheaper. Memory usally has a fixed price for awhile so i wouldnt regret spending more money
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Old 04-01-2007, 06:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I upgraded my PowerEdge 400SC from 1GB to 2GB about a month ago but didn't really see much of a performance boost. If you are a type of person that runs multiple applications and by multiple I mean “a lot” then more memory would help, otherwise I would go with CPU upgrade.
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Old 04-01-2007, 09:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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tnx guys.. i went for P-D because of money shortage, there's no AMD on stock, and i was tempted by the asus mobo. hehehe..

yeah im more on gaming, im using winxp64bit. i experience framerate drops during gaming.. i dont know what's the prob..

so in gaming, mem will do the noticeable boost? or the proc?


ps. P-D820 operates on 800mhz fsb and E4300 does the same. im not really an expert when it comes to this.. is it a wise buy to go for it?
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:46 AM   #7 (permalink)
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No more replies? now im stock with the dilemma. hehehe..

tnx anyways guys... i think ill go for the ram..
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Old 04-03-2007, 04:40 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 04-03-2007, 04:48 AM   #9 (permalink)
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go for an E6420 in the summer atm get the extra stick of Ram.

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Old 04-03-2007, 09:25 AM   #10 (permalink)
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The duo core is the way to go. You will be happy you did.

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