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

Discussion in 'Tech Tips and Reviews' started by Hugenstein, Feb 19, 2006.

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  1. Hugenstein

    Hugenstein Thread Starter

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    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.
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    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
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    What kind of a performance bump could I expect?
    1) Slight
    2) Purty good
    3) Very Godd
    4) Night and day?

    Thanks, Ryan
     
  2. Force.apdz

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    I'm not really sure about the performance... but if you have the money then go for it,lol.
     
  3. Tapeuup

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    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.
    One thing about BB is; you can try it for 14 days and return it no questions asked.
     
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