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Old 05-11-2006, 03:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A friend's rig, is running a 7900gt on a P4 3.0/1gb ram and only gets 106fps on the cs source stress test. Which would be worth more of an effective upgrade- the CPU or RAM(to 2gb)?
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Old 05-11-2006, 03:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Both...........go AMD and Gskill, Patriot, or Corsair. Current intel CPU's are not all that great for gaming unless you are willing to buy a non-intel mobo and OC the living doggie doodoo out of it!
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I'd say CPU, upgrade to a dual core AMD (an Opty if you want to overclock, or a X2 4400+ if you dont), that might mean a new mobo too.

If you want a cheap upgrade, add more RAM
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What about this setup with..lets say AMD 3700 1gb RAM vs. P4 3.0 2GB RAM
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It's not worth getting the 3700 IMO, get a dual core.

But out of those 2, i'd say the AMD would go better than the P4+ 2gigs
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