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 02/06/2006 04:36 PM
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bluerondo
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This may be a dumb question, and I think I know the answer already, but in case I could be wrong, I am currently running an AMD Athalon XP 2100 processor on a Gigabyte GA-7N400-L motherboard (33MHZ FSB) with 1.5 GB of RAM. I have a chance to get an AMD 3000+ for less than $100, and I was wondering; short of upgrading motherboard, chip, and RAM, would I gain noticeable imporvment by upgrading to this processor? I know that the 2100 is 1.7 GHZ and that the 3000+ would be 2.16 GHZ,only .46 GHZ more.
 02/06/2006 04:50 PM
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You will feel the difference only if you work with image processing programs, encoding and of course if you play games. If you use the computer for movies, music and the Internet you won't see any difference. When I upgraded from AXP 2000+ to 3200+ my games ran much faster, but in the desktop the only difference was that the windows I was using were opening and closing a bit faster.
Hope I made myself clear.

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 02/06/2006 06:54 PM
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technically, it would be 27% faster

460 mhz..i dunno if its worth $100 tho

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 02/06/2006 07:03 PM
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I would just start saving for an A64 rig instead.

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 02/07/2006 12:40 AM
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take care cause there are 400mhz & 333mhz 3000+

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