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Should I get a new PC, Yet? (Pentium D vs. old HT)


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19-Feb-2006, 09:05 PM #1
Should I get a new PC, Yet? (Pentium D vs. old HT)
My current PC is about 2y, 5mos old, and I'd really like to upgrade as I'm doing more video editing. I currently have a 2.8mhz Pentium 4 w/ HT, 1g ram and an AGP graphics processor. I saw a Gateway PC at BestBuy today with a lot of the things I'd need (except I'd upgrade the vid card?) that has a Pentium D 920 processor. What I'm wondering is will the performance boost really be worth it for gaming and DV editing. I was planning on getting the PC custom-built online around a Pentium 660 (3.6mhz) processor, but I liked the Best buy price and the fact that I have a gift card and a coupon.
Here are the old/new specs below:
2.8mhz HT Northwood -> D920 2.8m Dualcore Preslor
533 bus -> 800 bus
1g PC3200 ram -> 2g PC4200 ram
AGP slot -> PCIE 16x graphics slot
GeForce Ti4600 128 mb -> GeForce 6600 256 mb
Windows XP SP1 -> Windows Media Center
What kind of a performance bump could I expect?
1) Slight
2) Purty good
3) Very Godd
4) Night and day?

Thanks, Ryan
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20-Feb-2006, 06:34 AM #2
I'm not really sure about the performance... but if you have the money then go for it,lol.
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22-Feb-2006, 08:56 PM #3
what is the cost of the Gateway PC?

your old pc looks great, adding another gig of ram will really help video editing.
I personally don't think the Gateway will show any significant gain.
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