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Thinking of replacing my processor


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Firebird00500

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I'm thinking about replacing my AMD Athlon XP 1800+ with something better, such as an Intel Pentium 4 or an AMD Athlon 64 processor. Will I have to re-buy all of my cards? (For example, I have an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro and a Creative Soundblaster Audigy. Will I have to replace those?) Do I have to buy a new computer case, do I have to replace my hard drive, and so on? Please help!

EDIT: Also, which should I buy, an Intel Pentium 4 or an AMD product? I want a better gaming computer than my current 1.3 Ghz Athlon XP 1800+. Which would you recommend?

Edited by Firebird00500, 13 October 2005 - 11:27 AM.

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you can keep your graphics card and sound card, etc. keep your hard drive. just need a motherboard that supports the new processor.

personally I like P4's but people have said that AMD performs better for gaming and things.
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But which is TRULY better for games? Does anyone have any personal experience?
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I know all about these chips.


If you want just a gaming ONLY machine then buy an amd like a amd 64 chip.

Cons about Amd single cpu's- they suck at multi-tasking but are great at games only.



If you are more into multi-tasking on a single chip processor then go with an intel pentium 4.
Intel pentium 4 chips are really good for games it just depends what chip you buy.

Cons about intel- Dont get a celeron they really suck for games.

So, intel pentium 4 = good the celeron chips = bad



If you have more money and want a dual core cpu then go with the amd X2 processors and you will get the best of both worlds.

lol
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My current motherboard (KT-880 Delta or some such) will not allow me to upgrade my processor very far. I can only upgrade to a Duron 2600, which is apparently about 1.7 Ghz. I'm looking for something that's 2.5+ GHz, which means I'll have to replace my motherboard, which is "ATX" sized. Apparently that means that a LOT of motherboards can be bought that are the same size. Which motherboard should I get? I'm trying to optimize my computer for 3D Gaming.

Please reply if you need more information.
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