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« on: August 07, 2008, 16:46 »
I recently upgraded my computer from:

  Intel 2.4 GHz P4 w/HT and 2 GB of RAM


  AMD X2 4800+ 2.2 GHz CPU and 4 GB of RAM

as I expected when I did my research, most single-CPU applications run about 5% slower on the new system.  However, everything that supports both cores runs just over 200% faster.

Just a note that if you are doing a similar upgrade, be aware that in 32-bit Windows your apps may not run faster if they don't support the newer hardware.

I was limited in funds when I did the upgrade which is why I only got the 4800+ processor.  I just ordered a Phenom quad-core processor now that I have some more cash available.  The primary reason for upgrading was to get into something that WAS upgradeable, my old system had hit its peak.

« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2008, 21:18 »
congrat. on your new computer,
im also looking for new pc hardware, yes with quad core processor(maybe Phenom). currently work on my 2 years old pc (Athlon x2 3600, 2gb ram) 12 hour rander time is a pain!  :'(


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