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by Merlin
Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: dilema
Replies: 36
Views: 14906

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: 9738

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: 14906

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: 14906

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: 14906

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: 9738

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: 14906

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: 9738

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: 9738

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: 4155

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.
by Merlin
Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: dual channel
Replies: 16
Views: 9738

Re: dual channel

Ok so I was looking around in my "stuff" and I found a 2 GIG stick of hynix pc 5300U. I know its a bit slower than my PC2 6400 but wouln't 4 gig at 5300 be bettert han 2 at 6400 ? can I slot it and gett he 4 gig or will the speed difference cancel out some of it?
by Merlin
Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: dilema
Replies: 36
Views: 14906

Re: dilema

Darkstar...you are correct I cannot run DDR3 on this board, I plan on upgrading the MB and DRAM later this year when I have some more cash. I planned on spending around $150 now then another $150 in about three months and then finish up with around $250 for a MB and RAM. According to Gigabyte my cur...
by Merlin
Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: dilema
Replies: 36
Views: 14906

Re: dilema

I have XMS (2X1) PC2-6400 I was hoping to add to for cost reasons. I know I will only have 4Gig in the end but I can live with that until I can go up to DDR3.
by Merlin
Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: AMD Phenom II 965 Black Edition Processor Review
Replies: 11
Views: 4155

Re: AMD Phenom II 965 Black Edition Processor Review

I know this is an old thread for an old review but I am way behind on tech these days ,real children have taken the place of my former electronic ones when it comes to my $$. My question is...in the test system specs you listed the EVGA 8800 GTS as the video card used but in the caption under the be...
by Merlin
Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: dilema
Replies: 36
Views: 14906

dilema

I have a problem...I can upgrade my CPU to a Phenom II X4 965 Black for $150 and upgrade the OS etc. later or I can upgrade the OS and add some Ram now and get the 965 later. Both Are $150 give or take. What say you all??
by Merlin
Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: XP to Win7
Replies: 15
Views: 4552

XP to Win7

I will be updating my OS for the first time in nearly ten years from XP to Win7. Can I use the windows backup utility in XP and then restore using a utility in Win7? If this plan is not the best could someone please recommend what I should do. I suppose I could do a dual boot system for a while and ...
by Merlin
Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: dual channel
Replies: 16
Views: 9738

dual channel

Ok so I have four slots on my MB. I only have two sticks of 1Gig each. As long as I select the same dual channel kit I have now can I buy two more 1 Gig sticks for a total of 4 Gig and still be in two channel or do I have to scrap what I have a get a 2X2 set??
by Merlin
Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: Sockets
Replies: 3
Views: 1510

Re: Sockets

So If I have to do a piecemeal upgrade the CPU would need to be first.
by Merlin
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: Sockets
Replies: 3
Views: 1510

Sockets

I see a lot of MB that can take AM2 , AM2+ and AM3 CPUs does that mean that a MB that only lists AM3 can run an AM2 CPU like that listed in my Sig??
by Merlin
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Question
Replies: 14
Views: 3847

Re: Question

Tru dat...BTW love your tag line Bubba