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November 28, 2005, 8:23 pm
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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?
Re: new used computer advice needed
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.
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