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AMD Athlon-M XP 2500+ PC VS AMD ATHLON 64 3400+ PC


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#1 ZoomTm

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 09:46 PM

Hey I have just built this computer with a 2500+. I was looking at the new 64 bit soultions and they look nice, so I was wondering if you guys think that the upgrade to this new pc i want to build would be worth it, i can easily sell this pc on ebay and only spend around 200bux for the amd 64 system, also could you tell me if you think i would see a reasonable performance increase? Would i be better off going with a 939 or intel cpu + mobo with a pci express graphics? is the 6800 or x800 better? (i am an amd and ati guy :thumbsup: )

My Current PC:

Cooler Master Centurion 5 Silver and Black Case (Under Warranty)

Thermaltake PurePower 420Watt (Under Warranty)

ASUS A7V880 Motherboard (Under Warranty)

AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ 1.8GHZ 512KB Cache 266FSB Overclockable to 2.6GHz (Under Warranty)

Wintec 1GB 3200 DDR Ram (512X2 Dual Channel) (Under Warranty)

ATi Radeon 9800PRO 256-Bit 128MB (Not Under Warranty)

2x Samsung Spinpoints SATA 7200RPM 80GB Each, 8MB Cache (Raid 0) (Under Warranty)

Lite-On 52X CD Burner (Under Warranty)

Samsung/Toshiba DVD/CDRW 52X (Under Warranty)

Samsung/Toshiba CDROM 52X (Under Warranty)

Samsung Floppy Drive (Under Warranty)

Speeze Whisperrock II CPU Cooler (Not Under Warranty)

120MM Fan in Back

80MM in Front

80MM on Side

VGA Silencer Rev. 3 Cooling System on Video Card (Under Warranty)

CPU + GPU with Arctic 5 Thermal Paste

Want to Upgrade to:

Cooler Master Centurion 5 Silver and Black Case

Fortron 550W EPS12V PSU

DFI "LANPARTY UT nF3 250Gb" NVIDIA nForce3 250GB

AMD Athlon 64 3400+, 1MB L2 Cache 2.2GHz

PDP SYSTEMS Memory Dual Channel Kit 184-Pin 1GB (512MBx2) DDR PC-3200

High Tech ATI RADEON 9800PRO Video Card, 128MB DDR, 256-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP

2x Hitachi 80GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive (Raid 0)

Lite-On 16X DVD Dual Drive, Model SOHW-1633S Black

Samsung Black 1.44MB 3.5inch Floppy Disk Drive

Cooler Master VORTEX DREAM CPU Cooler

120MM Fan in Back

80MM in Front

80MM on Side

VGA Silencer Rev. 3 Cooling System on Video Card

CPU + GPU with Arctic 5 Thermal Paste

Edited by ZoomTm, 13 February 2005 - 09:49 PM.


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#2 cowsgonemadd3

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 11:06 PM

Well from one pc builder to the other...

Yeah now I can call myself a pc builder(built one this month my first!) I say go for the upgrades if you can get them for 200.00!

I just put in a AMD 64 3200 CPU and its great! I mean this thing moves! I can not wait to put a 64bit program I found on the WWW on it to test out the 64bit technology!

It is well worth it in the long run over a 32bit system. According to Bill gates 64bit will take over soon! He is making new windows systems just for the 64bit technology.

You think your system runs fast now you might be surprised(and me too) how fast it will go using 64bit in our programs.

Your pc specs look very good! I hope it all works out for you if you make it!

Make sure (I edited this post to let you know) that you get the socket 939! AMD is leaving socket 754 so if you get 939 you can upgrade the cpu as they get cheaper and you need more speed! I did this and it might be good in the future.

Edited by cowsgonemadd3, 13 February 2005 - 11:11 PM.


#3 twistofcain1976

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 11:48 AM

i just moved to the AMD 64 bit too, i do notice a difference.
just wish i had the cash to start a new fresh hard drive too, and maybe install the Beta Windows XP64

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 06:46 PM

the only performance enhancement that the 64 chips bring are to 64 bit progs.

http://arstechnica.com/cpu/03q1/x86-64/x86-64-5.html

for an article that trys to explain computaiional difference between 32 bit and 64 bit.


sure try xp64. maybe thell come out with games.




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