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Do I need to go Dual Core?? (from 3700+)

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by daelight, 29 May 2006.

  1. daelight


    Joined: 16 Aug 2005

    Posts: 9

    Hi everyone,

    Some advices please.. I recently got a Dell 6400 1.66 dual core lappy and it astounded me at how quiet and fast it runs. SiSoft scored it 15000+ whereas my 3700+ desktop running at 2.8GHz gets 12500?!

    My use of the PC is flight simming and with Fs2004 CPU power is what counts (gfx have come along way but with the newer plance with all those groovy guages its the CPU that does this processing)

    So... with this taste of Intel dual Core goodness, should I go for this as desktop solution? I am looking at that nasty 805 and hearing good and bad about it, the fast that I need to change mobo and ram is peeving me.. is it worth the trouble??

    Any flight simmy peeps out there able to tell me thier experience?

    Many thanks!
  2. mercyless

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Sep 2004

    Posts: 1,083

    Location: london

    you already have system that can take dual core cpu, to go 805 route is not worth it imo.
    best bet is to get x3800 or 165 opteron
  3. Mul

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Aug 2004

    Posts: 1,841

    Anyone with a 939 single setup would be nuts to part with it and get an 805 based PC. Like the above poster said, Athlon 64 X2 3800 and Opteron 165 are your best bets.