Dual core 2.2GHZ or single Core 2.4GHZ?????

aviljoen

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Stuck for choice here, I play allot of BF2 and the like, I have a 4000+ Single core cpu right now but seen the dual core 3800+, 4200+ and 4600+ cpu's prices are pretty low. Is it worth upgrading to one of the above cpu's over my current 4000+ (2.4GHZ) cpu and will dual core make any difference to games such as Battlefield 2 / 2142 ??

Thanks in advance

Alex
 

everett

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No it will not make that big of a difference, BF2 is a ram hog. The more the better. Going from one gig to two gig's almost doubled the verfiy client data times :wink:
 

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I beleive that getting a dual core cpu will really benefit you for everyday multitasking and for future software.

Newegg has an Opteron 165 for cheep, and they will even thrown in a free gift, these line of processors are like the diamonds of OCalbe cpu's.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103588

I have an opty 170and it comes stock @ 2.0 Ghz, I OC this little demon to 3.14Ghz. Now thats a kiler leap in performance! :wink:
 

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The 939 dual core cpu's are going quickly not sure how much longer they will be around so if you really want one go for it. BUT.... IMO I would stick with what you have. More memory would help. Do you have a decent video card?
 

aviljoen

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Sorry, I did cross post but didn't know how to remove the one.

I have 2 gig Corsair 4400 ram and a XfX 7800 GTX 512 XXX edition card. 21" LCD, etc
 

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that wud fly bf2 and a lot of other games besides that, isnt worth upgrading now id wait see what comes out in the next year or so however if u really want to upgrade and get faster FPS's go for a faster graphics card, but as i sed personally i think there isnt much worth in it at this point with those specs
 

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