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Re: Any love for AM2?

The same thing goes for the BE and e core X2s though, my 5050e was only pulling 35W at the wall for the system on a GF6100 board, "95W" X2 were only showing 65W at the wall. I didn't believe the watt meter built into a UPS type thing so I used an amp clamp did the math and got the same numbers. …

Re: Another question about Windows XP videocard

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8800GT sounds like it would be nice card for a XP era gaming rig, it's way faster than a 7900, it's not super rare or crazy on power, also it's just a more efficient evolution of the 8800GTX from late 2006. but, keep in mind, some games really push hardware on higher settings, with a HD 5850 I still …

Re: Any love for AM2?

The memory latency was really quite dreadful on my AM2 system. I had always wondered if the GeForce 6150 iGPU had anything to do with it, or perhaps the way it was plumbed in to the memory bus. I remember it being really slow for Windows Aero. Like, even worse than Intel GMA 3000 somehow. As others …

Re: Any love for AM2?

some AM2 boards released during the k8 days got bios upgrades to support Phenom and Phenom II, while running Phenom II with DDR2 had a performance drop I don't think it was that massive, well, the original Phenom II 920 and 940 were DDR2 only CPUs. the cheaper AM2 A64s like 4000+, 5000+ used to be …

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