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new used computer advice needed

Discussion in 'Overclocking' started by jerryeveretts, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. Hello, I mostly play games, I have an off the shelf Gateway with an
    Athlon 64 3400+, 1GB Ram, and a BFG 6800OC 128MB AGP Video Card. This
    setup games pretty good, I can play HL2 and Doom 3 at decent
    framerates. I bought a G4 Mac Tower for my son, who was into video
    editing, but he has decided he would now rather have a PC. No big deal,
    I bought a used one, it is a P4 2.6C 800Mhz FSB with HT, on a Abit IS7
    MB, with a SATA 160GB drive and 1GB Ram. It would seem the latter
    machine is quite a good setup for overclocking, with an identical video
    card, which machine would be better for gaming??? the P4 overclocked,
    or the Athlon64 stock?

    jerryeveretts, Nov 28, 2005
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  2. jerryeveretts

    Glen Guest

    Have a gander here:
    and following pages. It should answer your question.

    The AMDs are built for gaming, although your 2.6GHz Northwood
    should easily overclock past 3GHz. How much past 3GHz will
    determine which system is preferable. At 3.2-3.4 or higher the P4
    will be a faster gaming system.
    Glen, Nov 28, 2005
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