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Posted 19 August 2010 - 05:20 AM
Example: The P4 generation of CPUs...can run most software that a current user has installed, with no problem. Some users of XP have it installed on PIII systems and don't seem to have problems with it or the applications they use. PIIIs would fit into that 500mhz you mentioned .
Posted 19 August 2010 - 05:28 AM
For the average user who does office apps and surfs the web a nice dual core works very well since most of the apps they use aren't multithreaded. For gamers a high end quad core is good since only a few games are really multithreaded clock spped is the most important factor. For the few people that do more intensive things like video, picture, or music editing then the highest clock speed with the most cores if the prefered method since many of the applications are heavily multithreaded a huge performance gain can be obtained by using more cores.
Posted 19 August 2010 - 11:02 AM
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Edited by MrBruce1959, 20 August 2010 - 01:27 PM.
Posted 20 August 2010 - 06:57 AM
Heat issues...are cooling problems, not necessarily an indication that the CPU is working too hard, IMO. I would buy/replace the CPU heatsink/fan before I thought that a new CPU would solve such.
1GB of RAM...is a limitation, I would go to 2GB (if that's the max supported). There should be a noticeable performance difference.
Your conclusions may be valid...I would have drawn different conclusions, based on my limited experience.
Edited by jaypeecee, 20 August 2010 - 10:55 AM.
Posted 20 August 2010 - 07:07 AM
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Posted 20 August 2010 - 11:20 AM
Your Mobo supports more RAM, but is very picky, take a look.
From my experience, the Processor can only do that which is has resources for, trying to use one core on a multi-threaded application with minimal RAM, will get you nothing but aggrivated.
Multi-Threaded means, Applications which take advantage of the Processors Multiple Cores, using each one seperately for different tasks within its application to greatly increase speed and performance of that application, capable of rendering things much faster then before. Applications are now made with that ability to greatly increase its performance and speed up the heavy end users tasks.
A processor at 100% doesnt mean it has to run at its heat limit, properly cooled, it can run much cooler. Stock heat sinks in older models hardly ever do a proper job when running the CPU at full force.
Upgrading the amount of RAM available will lower the CPU usage and provide your system to act more quickly and effeciently, every time.
Example : I had a system with 256mb of ram with a 1.8ghz procesor, trying to run AIM with a Video chat, my system constantly RAN at 100% CPU and close to max RAM usage. On start up i had it loading with only 63mb of RAM Xp SP2. This was before SP3 came about. I upgraded to the 1GB it could have, and now it was running much faster. I saw the same results in my next system, 512mb RAm with a 1.8ghz processor, upgraded to 2GB that it could handle, and watched the Magic again. CPU usage wasnt as high and speed greatly increased. These were only single -core systems, about 4 years old and 6 years old, but they ran just fine.
I want to build a Gaming Rig so i have something that can power house, i really want to try out Battle Field BC2 on PC and maybe Modern Warfare 2. I play them on X-BOX but ive always been much better at the Pc versions, idk why. Until then, i know the system i have currently can still manage what im currently doing, and dont find it necessary to spend money on something for one purpose when it can be used for so much more.
Posted 20 August 2010 - 12:56 PM
Posted 20 August 2010 - 01:03 PM
I appreciate the link to the P4S333 MOBO User Manual as my hard copy is somewhere in the house but I know not where! Seeing that manual reminded me that I didn't try 2GB but just 1.5GB and that's why I have edited my post above. Also note that, according to the Qualified Vendors List, the most RAM the MOBO will accept is 768MB! At the time of increasing the RAM, I did refer to the ASUS website but there were no other RAM sticks listed. So, I guess I was pushing the boat out with a whole 1GB!
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