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by Merlin
Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: opinions
Replies: 5
Views: 2457

Re: opinions

If you find my questions tiresome then don't read my posts. Otherwise let me learn what I can by asking questions on a hardware review forum page. I get to upgrade my computer about once every two years so I know very little about what is available. If I could I would just buy an Intel i7 940 extrem...
by Merlin
Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: opinions
Replies: 5
Views: 2457

opinions

X4 840 Propus 3.2...I know its not unlocked like the 955 BE but other than that at 3.2 for both are they not basically the same?? If I am not a OCer per say would the 840 propus be a good choice for me?
by Merlin
Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: The Thubans
Replies: 10
Views: 3561

Re: The Thubans

in reality, the 1055T clocks just as well as the 1100T, just the 1100T is a lot easier, as is the 1090 If I was going to get another AMD system it'd be the 95w 1055T ALL AMD Phenom II chips can clock the same on any decent board (unless the board has crap FSB limits) and are always limited by tempe...
by Merlin
Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Product Improvement - Case Fans
Replies: 5
Views: 1596

Re: Product Improvement - Case Fans

In order to be patentable it needs to be a significant enough change so as to make your fans clearly different. My uncle is a patent or mental preperties attorney and the anology he gave me was this. There are several hundred patents for shopping cart wheels. Most of them pertain to the material the...
by Merlin
Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: dual channel
Replies: 16
Views: 10652

Re: dual channel

I see that new egg has a corsair value select kit 2x2gig for $59 and they also have a 2x1 gig XMS 2 for $54 which matches what I have now. Which is better to have 4 X 1 gig of XMS 2 or to have 2X2 gig of value select? the price difference is very small. LAstly can off sized DIMMs rum in dual channel...
by Merlin
Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: dilema
Replies: 36
Views: 15714

Re: dilema

I have descided that I am going to get the X4 965 BE as soon as I can with MB, OS and RAM to follow as quickly as possible.
by Merlin
Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: dilema
Replies: 36
Views: 15714

Re: dilema

Dragon Age, Crysis, Call of duty, The new Tomb Raider when it comes out, BAttlefield 3 will be coming soon. Mostly first person shooters and campaign style RPG games.
by Merlin
Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: dilema
Replies: 36
Views: 15714

Re: dilema

The only reason I was considering another Dual core is that the socket AM3 has the DDR3 memory controller and I am not sure if any of the games I play will actually use the other two cores in a quad core.
by Merlin
Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: dilema
Replies: 36
Views: 15714

Re: dilema

I know I am wearing this out but now there is a new question. I cannot find reviews for these on Legit Reviews and I don't read other peoples so what do you all think of these...Intel core I3 560 at $150, AMD Phenom II X2 555 BE is $89.00 !! X2 565 BE $119.00 I know the X4 965 BE is a great processo...
by Merlin
Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: dilema
Replies: 36
Views: 15714

Re: dilema

LOL...I don't have to hide the parts but if there is $150 sitting around I will end up with a new cieling fan or some other useless practical thing like that.
by Merlin
Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: dilema
Replies: 36
Views: 15714

Re: dilema

How do you keep the wife out of your PC update funds....I have to strike while I can.
by Merlin
Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: dual channel
Replies: 16
Views: 10652

Re: dual channel

I figured the drop was from speed. Considering the drop in 3dmark does that not also mean that there would be zero benefit from addingt he extra 2 gig?? My hunch is yes zero benefit.
by Merlin
Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: dilema
Replies: 36
Views: 15714

Re: dilema

Thanks Major. I hear you and that was going to be my choice as well but I think Apop disagrees...Apop care to expound on your advise?
by Merlin
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: dilema
Replies: 36
Views: 15714

Re: dilema

Major and Skier both seemed to say I would be OK with 2 GIG. This MB actually has 4 slots for ram but with XP I cannot go over the 4 gig. Which brings me back to my original question do I upgrade Ram and OS now and wait for CPU etc. Or do I go for the CPU now and do Ram and OS later finishing up wit...
by Merlin
Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: dilema
Replies: 36
Views: 15714

Re: dilema

is there a program like 3Dmark that will test your system and tell you what component needs upgrading?
by Merlin
Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: dual channel
Replies: 16
Views: 10652

Re: dual channel

I ran 3Dmark 06 and got a 10128 with my current setup. I slotted the 2 gig stick making my total 4 gig on one channel and the score dropped to 9897. Not a large drop but it does support the less in Dual channel is better than more in single. It just now occured to me , I doubled the total ram and ha...
by Merlin
Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: dilema
Replies: 36
Views: 15714

Re: dilema

Thanks fort he input everyone. I think I will get the Phenom II 965 black. At $150 it seems to be a really good CPU. on 3dmark 06 my FPS on the CPU test was 0.75 and 1.15 so I think that is a fair indicator that my CPU is my current bottleneck.
by Merlin
Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: dual channel
Replies: 16
Views: 10652

Re: dual channel

Thank you. I will slot it and see what i get.
by Merlin
Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: dual channel
Replies: 16
Views: 10652

Re: dual channel

I know the ideal would be to buy 2 more Gig that matches what I have now but that would cost $60. In several months when I upgrade to a new MB and new Ram that $60 would be wasted. If I could get by adding the one stick of 2 gig 5300 for a while that would save me the $60. If I have 2 sticks of PC2 ...
by Merlin
Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: AMD Phenom II 965 Black Edition Processor Review
Replies: 11
Views: 4385

Re: AMD Phenom II 965 Black Edition Processor Review

Cool I get it. I was mostly hoping to see the results with the GTS8800 since that is the vid card I have. Its not often that items in my setup match whats being reviewed.