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Old 10-19-2005, 05:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I know this question has probably been posted before but I did some searches and cannot find a direct answer, all I do is play games on my computer and im getting a 939 system and stuck on what processor to buy. I have a x8800gto2 (OC to x850xtpe) vid card. Wondering if there is a real difference in gaming between say 3000venice and 3500 when playing the newest games. Or is money better spent on say 2 gigs instead of 1. thanks
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no get a 3000+ and 2GBs, processor has really no big role in gaming
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Old 10-19-2005, 09:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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no man, new games like fear and hl2 rely more heavily on cpu because of the physics engine
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Old 10-19-2005, 09:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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aperently cpu doenst help gaming much. I oced my 3000 venice to 3500 and saw nothing css was still doing 90-93 fps.
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Probably your video card, what is it?
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games with heavy physics and ragdoll effects are very cpu dependant. take hl2, ut2004 as examples.
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I would get at least a 3200+ thats just me. It seems to run newer games fine, depending on other componenst such as RAM, Video card, mobo and power supply.
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have a 3000 runs bf2 awesome, overclocked to 3500 speed and noticed barely any improvement if any, just worry about a good video card, 7800gt or gtx
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get the GT buddy. Those things unlock and you can save big bucks. Unlock the pipes on your own! You don't need to pay Nvidia 100 bucks for that.

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You should be fine with a 3200 in my opinion you should concentrate on a good video card, games like F.E.A.R the more important thing is video card atleast for this game.

I know this don't help much but if you like to know what i'm talking about read this..

http://hardware.gamespot.com/Story-ST--2661-x-x-x

That game is a beast ! . . .
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