I need some advice on a processor upgrade.

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  1. PC Principle

    PC Principle New Member

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    My uncle is going to upgrade his processor to a dual core AMD and his looking to sell his Winchester 3500+. Right now I have a 3000+ with a 7900GT. My CPU is bottlenecking my system so I am looking for an upgrade as well.

    A few questions...

    1. If I were to buy the 3500+ would it still bottleneck my system?
    2. How much should I offer him for it?
    3. Would it be a decent upgrade?

    Thank you in advance.
     
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    not worth it, imo.
     
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    Oh really? :(

    I need to upgrade my processor but I dont have $300 to spend :wtc:
     
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    is yours the 1MB L2 or 512KB L2?

    I'd say save your money. It's not much of a bottleneck to be stressing over an upgrade.
     
  5. JaJae

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    are you still running s754 or s939?

    If you're still on 754 I'd say hold out and put the money aside for a better upgrade in the future.

    The proc is used and it's from your uncle. See if he'll part with it for around $75. Anymore than that and it's not really worth it at all. Depending on what you have now, it may not be much of an improvement.
     
  6. PC Principle

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    It is a 939 socket.
     
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    Awesome news.

    Just talked to him and he said he is going to give it to me for FREE. :eek5:

    Really damn nice of him. :coold:
     
  8. JaJae

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    Rock on
     
  9. deusexaethera

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    Spiffy. I was gonna say you should try the "but I'm FAMILY!" line on him, but I guess he already knew that.
     
  10. PC Principle

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    His job takes him out of town a lot. I always go over there and help out my aunt and her kids with stuff around the house while he is gone. I guess that is why they did it. :coold:
     
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    Sell your AMD system and get Core 2 Dou. :mamoru:
     
  12. PC Principle

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    Nah. Not right now.
     

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