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Topic Title: 4400+ vs fx55 for gaming
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Created On: 11/16/2006 02:37 AM
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 11/16/2006 02:37 AM
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j232
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Just wondering if I would gain anything from switching my 4400 which is overclocked (see pics) to a fx 55 chip which would also be overclocked. Im looking for best gaming performance
Ram is 2 gigs of OCZ platinum EB 3-3-2-7 pc4000 250mhz

im using the ASrock Dual 939 mobo which wont let me up vcore volts and ram i can only set on auto low or high.... Would I benefit from lets say a ASUS A8N-SLI Premium ATX S939 mobo

NOTE... ignore the memory size of 14960 mb not sure whats up with that.... it should be 2048 and usally shows 2048...



 11/16/2006 11:13 AM
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ganstafm
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dont change the procesor yes you wil see an improvment becuase games only use single core but the new half life game will utilzes 2+ and this is set to carry on so best stick with what you have.
also with the mobo i wouldnt change as 939 is out and it would be a waste


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 11/16/2006 01:43 PM
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I see, how does my cpuid look? anything I can change? I just wanted a fx 55 cause they are so cheap now. I guess I could just wait for the quad cores. No idea when they are due out. Im also not sure what games I will be playing that will use a dual core. Im still stuck on bf2 or bf2142.

the rest of my system is a 7800gtx a OCZ modstream power supply and 3 hard drives one being a raptor and the other 2 are just a 250 gig and a 160 gig
 11/16/2006 03:59 PM
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It would be foolish to exchange a dualcore for a singlecore. If you want more speed, overclock a bit further than a lousy 250Mhz

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 11/16/2006 10:50 PM
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well with the nice stock cooler the x2's come with it loads up around 45C and idles around 36C or so. Dont know alot about OCing so I dont want to wreck anything. how high can I go and be stable... As far as heat whats a good aftermarket cooler for these chips? Is water cooling the way to go? I have lots of room in my case as its a coolermaster cm stacker... I have never had a problem with being stable except when I do the video card too much I lock up in games or crash to desktop. Is there any way I can get this ASrock board to have a few more bios options like voltage above 1.4 volts? dont know much if any about it but im quick to catch on. I know you can reflash vga bios can u do the same to the mobo's bios?
 11/17/2006 06:56 AM
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with stock cooler i would say you should be able to hit 2.6GHz without a problem i have a passive cooler anda 120 mm fan in the front os my case and i can get 2.6GHz on my 4400 with temps like 36idle and 44 load

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