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Old 11-23-2008, 07:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for a little more horsepower for running photoshop cs3 with lightroom 2.1. I have a single core 4000+ (939 socket) and these two programs are eating it up. Would the AMD Opteron X2 180 2.40GHZ help out or would i be wasting $200 (ie save for a new mb, cpu and ram)? Is there a better option? Computer specs are in my sig and at present I am not OCing but would consider it.
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
45

Play with the best and save up to $45 with AMD and MSI Combos
grabbing the 4850e and 780g = 125

total = 170

dual core and 4gb of ram and I know photoshop loves ram
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Fat Clown you just worked a miracle +1
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NEVERMIND....

I see what you are doing fatclown.
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G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
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Play with the best and save up to $45 with AMD and MSI Combos
grabbing the 4850e and 780g = 125

total = 170

dual core and 4gb of ram and I know photoshop loves ram
All he needs is a cooler
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I see what you are doing fatclown.
ummmm.... no you don't

I seriously hope you don't anyways...

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those arent oem cpu's they are retails. it should come with a heatsink and fan
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Well I don't recommend using stock coolers..

A Rosewill RCX-Z940 at least
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generally the stock coolers will keep the proc from going above 60c (depending on cpu) . but for me that's too hot. the first thing i did with my stock cooler that came with my pentium d was throw it out the window. i should have done the same with the cpu :P
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