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Old 05-31-2006, 04:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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If you're gonna be playing Oblivion, don't get a Celeron. They take ages to boot up, and close down, and they're just plain slow for gaming. I had a 2.4GHz Celey and I hated it.
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well, its to late for that. i already have a celeron. and i realize now they suck for gaming, but there's not much i can do but get the most i can out of it.
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I had a 2.4GHz Celey and I hated it.

2.4 Ghz and 3.2 Ghz is about 800Mhz difference. Surely it's going to be better at loading times....
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A Celeron D is pretty much the same thing as the older Prescott P4's. Since you have a lot of memory just get a good video card and you should be able to play Oblivion on medium settings (maybe higher since Oblivion is very graphics intensive.)
Get atleast a 6600gt if not something in the 7000 series.
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The thing is that a Celeron has a 533MHZ FSB and an Extremely small L2Cache think of your front side bus as a highway between two Citys 1 being your Hard Drive or CD Drive, whatever is accessing your processor. City 2 being your processor in itself. Now, shure your processor can handle 3.2GHZ at a time but the FSB limits the amount of traffic to your processor. Now my AMD Processor has a 2000MHZ FSB (No joke it is on their website, it is because of HyperTransport Technology read on their website about socket 939 Processors) so the bigger the FSB and L2cache the better and metaphoricaly speaking the faster your processor.
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^your FSB is not 2000mhz but capable of 2000mhz. Your FSB and memory run in sync.
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Alright. this is what im thinking of getting.

Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-430 ATX12V 430W Power Supply - Retail (64.99) i dont know why its so cheap here and 100$ on the antec site?

eVGA 256-P2-N553-AX Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail (169.99)

add 12.78 for shipping, and the total is 247.76
not bad. hopefully it will give me what im looking for. cons or pros anyone?

With an Intel Celeron D 3.2Ghz
1.5 Gigs Ram
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if you have a choice between a 7600 and 6600 geforce, choose the 7600. your best buy would be a BFG graphic card though. their cards are of the highest quality. plus they all come overclocked and still under true lifetime warranty. also there is a better chance that you could unlock the hidden features of a BFG card because they use good quality chips. so that means you could buy a 7600GS and unluck the hidden features yourself and end up with a 7600GT at no extra cost.
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Old 06-02-2006, 08:29 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Alright. this is what im thinking of getting.

Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-430 ATX12V 430W Power Supply - Retail (64.99) i dont know why its so cheap here and 100$ on the antec site?

eVGA 256-P2-N553-AX Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail (169.99)

add 12.78 for shipping, and the total is 247.76
not bad. hopefully it will give me what im looking for. cons or pros anyone?

With an Intel Celeron D 3.2Ghz
1.5 Gigs Ram
Thats perfect... it wont get you perfect gaming but its midgrade for olibvion.... onlything i would change would b your cpu. of course.
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yeah, unfortunatly i dont have the means to change CPU's right now. midgrade is all i really need anyway, but ill see how gaming with Celeron goes.
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