CPU VS Video Card

darkener

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I have a P4 2ghz, 1 gig DDR 333, GF FX 5600 256MB and ASUS P4P800 mobo. At my current CPU speed, if i were to upgrade to a 5900XT card would it be a large improvment, or should i get a faster CPU first. what is better in this case.
 

Spitfire_x86

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scottchen

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If I were you I would overclock that CPU to about 2.4Ghz, i'm pretty sure you could do that with stockcooling, then a video card upgrade.

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Go the card and then the CPU, as for O/C, well if your not comfortable with it and arn't to sure...don't do it without seeking some knowledgable help. There are folks here that can take you through it step by step.

Gary

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BTW, who's Omid and what did he do, I feel as though I've just crawled out from under a rock and the worlds past me by.

Gary

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<font color=red>Gecube 9800 pro Extreme<font color=red>
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<font color=blue>1024 meg Dual Channel DDR 3200<font color=blue>
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Crashman

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I would definately try overclocking your CPU first.

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