Well if the FPS doesn't drop then you are indeed CPU bottlenecked. The 7300GT handles HL2 better than I thought. 8)Hi,
My game res is at 1024x768, but also a small step higher than 1024x768 since I'm using a plain CRT monitor only. Details? All high, AA 4x, AF 8x. I can always tune down to AA 2x, AF 4x but they look the same to me cause the FPS didn't drop at all. Strange as it seems.
Anyhow, a rough rule of thumb is that C2D is about twice as fast clock for clock compared to Netburst. So an E4300 @ 1.8GHz is roughly equivalent to a P4 (or more accurately, a PD) @ 3.6GHz.
Like I already said, it really won't be a huge boost over your current P4 unless you overclock. You should really look into it, even a very modest overclock to 266FSB 2.4GHz would make it significantly faster than your P4.
Oh, my apologies again for derailing your thread, got a little carried away. :lol: