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Thread: I have a couple of questions?

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    Default I have a couple of questions?

    Im not to clued up with all this pc stuff so please bear with me...
    1- How much wuld i spend on a AM2 duel core ?
    2- wuld it work on a geforce 6100 M9 biostar MB?
    3-how does am2 duelcore compare to core2duo?
    4-Are HD monitors out yet if so where and how much?

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    1 - All depends on the CPU that you buy. Prices differ for different CPUs. An AMD 3800+ should set you back about R660, whilst an AMD 5200+ would set you back around R1,900.

    2 - No it won't. The GeForce 6100 M9 is developed for socket 939, not socket AM2. You can see it's specs at http://www.biostar.com.tw/products/m...%206100-M9

    3 - They are considered by many to be less powerful than the Core 2 Duo CPUs. It all comes down to personal preference, really.

    4 - Define HD. Which resolution would you consider HD?

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    1 - what beanie said

    2 - I have 2 x Biostar 6100 M9 and they are socket 939, there is a GeForce 6100 AM2 and they sell for around R550 to R600

    3 - Core2Duo is more overclockable to a higher range, a 5000+ (2.6GHz) AMD compares to the 6400 (2,13GHz) Intel. But your cant get Dual Core as a cheaper price on a nice motherboard like with AMD, and a low speed AMD should be able decently enough too.

    4 - I'd think most monitors, CRTs and LCD (depending on their native resolution), can do HD resolutions...
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    Ok i think im geting this so
    1-how meny Ghz is 38OO and 52OO exatly? 2-And if i got 38OO would i be ready for DX10 games?
    3-is it worth changing what i have now to dualcore?
    4-Do you get bluRay HD dvd writers yet? if so where can i get one and how much?

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    1 - The 3800+ runs at 2.0GHz and the 5200+ runs at 2.6GHz.
    2 - Not really, it will demand far more processing power than the 3800+ is able to give. A 5200+ would be more able to cope.
    3 - It won't do you any harm. Since I deduce that you are planning to play games, then it is absolutely worth it.
    4 - I am sure they are available, however they are still quite expensive. The "LG GBW-H10N , beige , Blu-Ray (2x) , 25/17/8.5/4.7GB : BD-RE , B" is R6496.70 (inc VAT) from The Prophecy Shop (http://www.prophecy.co.za). Shop around, you ought to find one cheaper somewhere.

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    1.Athlon X2 3800+ = 2Ghz, Athlon X2 5200+ = 2.6Ghz

    2.Yes, they will be fine for dx10 games, a C2D will be better, but its mainly the graphics card that counts, although the Nv 8800's are CPU intensive so C2D would be better.

    3.What is your current setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Project X View Post
    Ok i think im geting this so
    1-how meny Ghz is 38OO and 52OO exatly? 2-And if i got 38OO would i be ready for DX10 games?
    3-is it worth changing what i have now to dualcore?
    4-Do you get bluRay HD dvd writers yet? if so where can i get one and how much?
    1 - 3600+, 2GHz, 2x 256k L2 cache R900
    3800+, 2GHz, 2x 512k L2 cache R1050
    4000+, 2.1GHz, 2x 512k L2 cache
    4200+, 2.2GHz, 2x 512k L2 cache
    4400+, 2.3GHz, 2x 512k L2 cache
    4600+, 2.4GHz, 2x 512k L2 cache
    4800+, 2.5GHz, 2x 512k L2 cache
    5000+, 2.6GHz, 2x 512k L2 cache R1950
    5200+, 2.6GHz, 2x 1Mb L2 cache R2000
    5400+, 2.8GHz, 2x 512k L2 cache
    5600+, 2.8GHz, 2x 1Mb L2 cache
    6000+, 3GHz, 2x 1Mb L2 cache

    2 - The processor has nothing to do with DX10, it all depends on the graphics card, and only one graphics card supports it currently, the 8800 series...

    3 - What do you have now?

    4 - R5400
    Pioneer BDR-101A , beige , Blu-Ray (2x) , 25/17/8.5/4.7GB : BD-RE , BD- R , DL dvd±R , dvd±r/rw ; 8mb buffer for BD , 2mb buffer for DVD

    R5900
    Same as above but in black...
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    Haha, R500 extra for a different colour!

    It's not as if that piece of plastic costs more in black when they buy it, does it? Anything for profit, it seems.

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    Yeah, I know...
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