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hi I currently have a ti4200 128mb msi card it does support ps2.0 and 2.4ghz core c p4 @3.037ghz

I also have 1 gb pc3200 ram

and was wonder if i should get a new vid card or a new processor

I was think of this for the vid

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....&type=Refurbish

or this for the processor

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....&type=Refurbish

by the way any exprexince on o/cing a 2.8e would be helpful

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BOO on presscott

BOO on SE cards

 

rethink your choices

if your are planning on speening 150 on the presscott instead spend 150 on like a radeon 9600xt

 

jsut my 2 cents

 

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I would go for neither. The 9600SE is a bad idea if you plan to game any, and you'll need to get a good H20 system to keep that prescott cool at stock speeds.

 

I had a 2.8e and 3.0e Prescott. Both ran too hot for normal air, and water only kept it cool at stock speeds. If you have a machII, it will OC great...if not, then I would get a NW.

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the 9600se will not beat your ti4200. the 9600se has really slow clock speeds and really crappy memory.

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While you save another $50,keep your eye on the Sunday sale papers;CompUSA and BestBuy have been having on & off 9800Pro sales>$200.And OC that 2.4.

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Yes, do NOT even go NEAR the 9600SE, nothing but CRAP. A good refurbed card is the 9700Pro, 135 Refurbished off of NewEgg. Ask InvaderTrax, he bought one. AS for the Processor, you should keep your 2.4C, those are supposed to be REALLY good at OCing, due to the low multiplyer. Just get some good cooling and OC at a 5:4 divider, seeing as how you only have PC3200 ram. So the bottom line is, buy refurbed 9700Pro/new 9800Pro and OC your 2.4C.

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dangIT NO PRESSCOTT i feel sorry for the n00bs who just go and buy things without doing research, but good thing you asked us either way you would have been dissapointed on what you bought, SE cards have 64bit memory controller and a ti4200 is much better than any SE, presscotts run slower than northwoods produce more heat and oc the same, in short buy a 9800pro for $200 of newegg unless you have a good motherboard and cooling get a 3.0C p4, with good motherboard and cooling they can hit 4ghz

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spec, you could probably oc yer current cpu to 2.8 if you tried... possibly more...

 

and the performance difference between getting a new processor or a new graphics card depends what you wanna do... if you wanna game, a decent card like the much lauded 9800pro (256bit) will boost your 3D speed massively...

 

the cpu upgrade wouldn't do as much in that respect...

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Yes, do NOT even go NEAR the 9600SE, nothing but CRAP.  A good refurbed card is the 9700Pro, 135 Refurbished off of NewEgg. Ask InvaderTrax, he bought one. AS for the Processor, you should keep your 2.4C, those are supposed to be REALLY good at OCing, due to the now multiplyer. Just get some good cooling and OC at a 5:4 divider, seeing as how you only have PC3200 ram. So the bottom line is, buy refurbed 9700Pro/new 9800Pro and OC your 2.4C.

Yay! Referrals! Anyway, here's the card I got. When you get it, you'll either need to at least remove the thermal tape. However, the push clips it uses are one time use, you you'll need some ultra long ones (unless you manage to get the originals out). Other than that, it's a great card

 

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....&type=Refurbish

 

Suggested cooler:

 

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....-110-106&depa=0

Edited by InvaderTrax

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