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Old December 7, 2011, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by great_big_abyss View Post
What's more, I was judging the performance of your 955 based on how my STOCK 965 runs. You mentioned you like to multitask, but don't really run anything crazily intensive. My 965 has no problem doing all these at the same time: Folding, skyping, music/HD movies, downloading, transferring files between HDD's, surfing multiple tabs. That's basically what you'll be doing, right?
It's pretty much what I'm doing when I'm not playing SC2. In fact, I don't even Skype much, and downloading. And I got other games to play too, but I'm not going to justify spending huge amounts of money just to run them at max detail. I'll sacrifice a bit of detail.

Your computer doesn't feel sluggish at all? Mine is starting to feel slow ever since that downclock. Maybe I should do a format first before continue to consider upgrading the CPU/mobo/RAM/SSD

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As seems to be the theme in this thread I would probably upgrade the mobo and keep the chip. Those Phenoms are pretty good, especially for gaming and multitasking. If you are experiencing lag and slow down you might see the most improvement from a Boot SSD. I found this to be the case. I've been using a Pentium D 945 for a couple of years and decided I should upgrade but found a SSD on sale cheap before I was ready to pull the trigger. Funny thing was, a clean install of Windows on the SSD made a world of difference and for the light web browsing/downloading/movies it was super fast. I mean you just have to be careful to keep your storage stuff (movies/photos/etc) on a separate drive and the programs you use all the time on the boot drive (games/OS/etc). I doubt you would even see much difference between the 6 core Thurban and the Phenom you have. Not many programs have the ability to spread tasks over more than 4 cores.
Guess I have to start considering SSD as an option. The problem is, how should I use an SSD? 60GB is too small for C drive, and 120GB is enough, but again it's very pricy. Plus my motherboard doesn't support TRIM
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