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    Hey all, I was given a gift off my parents for doing well in Q1 of college, they gave me an AMD Athlon 64 x2 5600+ Processor :cool: Its a nice performer, a much noticeable increase over the 5000+. Its not the Intel I wanted, but a free processor, cant be beaten

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    nice, and even though AMD are annoying everyone those athlons are still good (if dating) processors
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    Indeed, gaming FPS went up by 10FPS on some games, I couldn't be any happier!

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    The speed, the pure speed, I love AMD processors still. Its rated at 5.4 when clocked at 2.90GHz. Next upgrade is RAM, I want to see 16GB in here by next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth Hale View Post
    Next upgrade is RAM, I want to see 16GB in here by next year.
    *eyebrow twitches rapidly*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciro View Post
    *eyebrow twitches rapidly*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth Hale View Post
    The speed, the pure speed, I love AMD processors still. Its rated at 5.4 when clocked at 2.90GHz.
    you do know that rubbish vista score thing is a joke, it doesn't really test performance at all, or show anything. i don't wanna hear about it on this forum anymore! aergh

    as for your memory upgrade, what do you need more than 8GB of memory for?

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    probably the same reason people buy fast cars, it feels good
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    but a fast car goes.... fast! Just curious if the 16GB is actually for a purpose, and what that might be.

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    Yep, it will be for the speed and futureproof, plus its good to have. The Vista score thing does calculate the performance of the computer, if it didn't, why would it have it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth Hale View Post
    Yep, it will be for the speed and futureproof, plus its good to have. The Vista score thing does calculate the performance of the computer, if it didn't, why would it have it?
    its just too basic, if you really want to test speed, use something real like a game, super pi, 3d mark, pc mark. To me even super pi is more telling then the vista bench mark, which is useless.

    As for speed, you won't get any speed increase moving to 16GB over 8GB, or even over 4GB, or in 90% of cases, over 2GB. And the problem with trying to future proof is that it rarely works out. By the timw 16GB of memory is of any use to you, you'll not be happy with any platform that still requres DDR2. I bet everything that supports newer CPU's will have moved to DDR3 by then.

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    if your looking for a speed increase on the ram you could get some higher speed sticks. That could requier a motherboard upgrade though.
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    Ah, my motherboard says DDR2 1066 by the RAM, but the book says Max is DDR2 800? Is this a typo on the motherboard?

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    hmm, thats odd. is the manual one of those "cover 17models at once" manuals or is it specific to just your model?
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    Its specific to my motherboard because it was the only ECS Socket AM2+ motherboard out when I bought it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth Hale View Post
    Ah, my motherboard says DDR2 1066 by the RAM, but the book says Max is DDR2 800? Is this a typo on the motherboard?
    overclock.

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