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*Daedalus

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#11 11 years ago

I don't think you realise just how amazingly shite a 7300 is. =p




*The.Doctor

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25th November 2003

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#12 11 years ago

My biggest upgrade ever was going from this:

Intel Celeron 633Mhz 288MB PC100 32MB Integrated Graphics

To this:

Pentium 4 2.8C (Northwood w/ HT) 1GB DDR400 128MB Geforce 5200




Mr. Pedantic

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8th October 2006

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#13 11 years ago
I don't think you realise just how amazingly shite a 7300 is.

Mmm. But I don't think you realize just how amazingly shite a 9600 SE is, either :lol:




Mastershroom Advanced Member

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18th November 2004

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#14 11 years ago

My most drastic computer upgrade was from:

-single core AMD Athlon 2700+ 2.2GHz -1GB RAM (I think it was DDR-400 or 533, don't quote me on that) -GeForce 6600GT 128MB AGP (which used to be an FX5200 64MB) -Windows XP Home -15" 1024x768 CRT -RadioShack $5 stereo speakers

To:

-Pentium Dual Core E2200 (2.2GHz, overclocked to 2.7) -4GB RAM (DDR2-667) -GeForce 8800GT 512MB -Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit -ViewSonic VA2026w 20" 1680x1050 LCD display -Logitech Z-2300 200W 2.1 speaker system

It was like living in a world of eternal night, and then suddenly waking up to cloudless sunlight.

Computernerd...for the love of god, get yourself a real graphics card. Get a shitty part time job at any fast food place, make $7 an hour, get two paychecks, put half of each in a savings account, and with the other halves you should have plenty to get a good graphics card.

And I agree, Unreal Tournament 3 is a fantastic game. The world needs more twitch-shooters like it.




Acualy Is Confusingkid

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19th September 2006

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#15 11 years ago

My biggest upgrade was from...

Amd Sempron 1.8 Ghz 512 MB RAM nvidia 6100 le integrated gfx

To an AMD 64 X2 5600+ ~2.8 GHZ 3 GB 667 mhz RAM 8600GT OC..

HUGE difference...

It was amazing. :D




>Omen<

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1st January 2005

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#16 11 years ago
computernerd;4916201Earlier today, I was at Fry's looking around for some hardware, and I saw a display PC advertising the Core 2 Quad, and it had a 4870 (I think, whatever it was it had 2 fans), so I decided to try it out. The PC had UT3 and ET: QW, so I tried both, but man when I started playing UT3 I didn't want to stop, it was amazing seeing a game at very high settings at amazing framerate for once in my life.

Well at least the Fry's you visit has playable demos on the PCs they display (my local store seemed to stop doing that). I really don't go in Fry's anymore though, and it's not because they don't have demos on their rigs anymore. It's because I can get so much better prices and service online. Their staff are a bunch of idiotic goof offs that think the last hour before they close is their own personal play time. It's bad enough that it can take a half hour before you find someone that has a clue what you're talking about, but when they're in the middle of competing with a fellow employee at the latest Xbox game, it's all the harder to take. I get the feeling the owners of Fry's are big idiotic kids themselves.




kow_ciller

Gettin' hardware chilly

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16th June 2004

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#17 11 years ago

Most Drastic was going from

Athlon 2800+ 1.5gb DDR2700 80gb HD Asus A7V8X-X Radeon 8500 64mb 17" CRT

To

Intel e2160 Asus P5Q-E 4gb OCZ ram Radeon 3870 500gb 7200.11 20" Samsung LCD




Bs|Archaon

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#18 11 years ago
The_Daedalus;4916296I don't think you realise just how amazingly shite a 7300 is. =p

Somehow I think it's better than a 9600, especially when the SE was the less powerful version. ;)

A while back (must be like 6 years ago now...) I went from a HP 8650 with a 533MHz P3, 382MB RAM and a Hercules 3D Prophet III to an Advent machine (ew.) with a 3.06GHz P4, 512MB RAM and an MX440.

Annoying thing was that the HP had 98SE, the Advent had XP so even with the extra RAM it wasn't actually faster, if anything it was slower. Also the 3D Prophet III in my HP was GeForce 3 Ti200 based I believe, which made it faster than the MX440 that came in the Advent, so I actually got better gaming performance by using my old graphics card....hmmm.

In fairness the Advent is still kicking with some extra RAM and it's still got that 3D Prophet in it.

I miss Hercules and their stupid model names....




kow_ciller

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#19 11 years ago

I miss hercules period. I also miss Elsa Gladic and all those other GPU makers that are pretty much dead.




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#20 11 years ago

*The.Doctor;4916316My biggest upgrade ever was going from this:

Intel Celeron 633Mhz 288MB PC100 32MB Integrated Graphics

To this:

Pentium 4 2.8C (Northwood w/ HT) 1GB DDR400 128MB Geforce 5200

My last one was quite similar, except it looked more like this:

AMD ATHLON 700 Mhz 168MB PC133 64MB Geforce 3/4 series GPU

To this:

Pentium 4 3.0Ghz (Prescott w/ HT) 1GB DDR400 256MB Geforce 5500 Even though my system is quite old, it's the fastest system I've ever used to this day. :rolleyes:

I also have a few old 16 MB Voodoo GPU's. Even with their mammoth heatsinks, they were still extremely hot to the touch even on idle, unlike similar and faster Nvidia models.They even seem to run hotter than my FX5500.