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Well, right now I am stuck in dilemma, I am not sure what to get, basically, I want a pc that can play crysis on the high setting with good fps, but I am not sure what to get an nvida 8800gt video card or a amd X2 6400+ processor.

My PC hasn't been updated in quite a long time, I currently have a 3.2 Intel Pentium 4 with an Radeon X1950pro video.

Help is much appreciated

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lol

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ohh srry, I forgot to finish the title XD

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Either one is OK

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Both video cards could support as high as 2560 X 1600 MHZ, you could choose either. To your situation, you may search the compatible and good CPU for using. You need not pay attention to the video card.

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moving to amd x2 6400 will require new mobo

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which will require a reinstall of your os. if you're going to upgrade the mobo and replace the cpu, you should go core2duo.
if you just want a better cpu, post your motherboard info. you may be able to upgrade to a core2duo or at least a pentium d (both in the $125 range).

still, you can get an 8800gt for $150 or a 9600gt for $130 and they will play crysis well.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/ati-radeon-hd4800-games_5.html#sect0

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Still not sure

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Well, now I looked at the AMD phenom 9600, and it's a quad core for a pretty competitive price, I don't mind that it can't run vista 64 because I'm not planning on upgrading to it. But how well would you say a quad core with 4 gigs of ram but a radio x1950pro would handle up to graphically demanding games?

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upgrade driver, check in dxdiag

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Did you try to upgrade to the latest driver? You may try click Start > Run, input 'dxdiag', check whether you have disabled the Direct or whether this device works normally.

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why are an amd fan?

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you already have a socket 775 mobo so if you just want to upgrade the CPU, you should consider pentium or core2duo CPUs.

if you're willing to a get new motherboard, then why would you spend $170 on a phenom 9600 when a core2duo q6600 is just $40 more and 20% faster?

also, any new CPU (p4d, core2duo, amd x2, amd phenom) can run vista 64. and no CPU will make up for what the x1950pro lacks when playing crysis.

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BINGO, CRYSIS or CRYSIS = BINGO?

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I love that game. It is now a primary force in getting gamers to part with thousands of bucks to "get it to play well" or worse yet "play at high settings."

While we all love this stuff I can't believe how much a friend dumped into a laptop and still whined when it didn't play well. I had to use duct tape to muffle the itoldyouso.

Bob

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Not amd fan, just looking at options

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I am not an amd fan, I just don't understand what would be for the better benefit on the pc for games, I just don't now what would be better to purchase first, a good video card or a new cpu. Because either way it wouldn't work to its best potential, the 8800gt will be slowed by the Pentium 4, the new cpu will be constricted by the x1950pro, the thing that I am trying to figure out is which would offer a better quality of gaming, the new video card or cpu

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A new CPU means all new everything so...

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