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Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 6:01
Hey tda, by now you shoud have a new compy or whatever. Gonna finish this mod up or what?
Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 22:29
When did I say I was going to finish it when I get a new computer? :S
Besides it's still a few months till I get one: I'm waiting until Vista is getting released.
Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 22:55
Don't hold your breath. When Vista is released, there's bound to still be plenty of bugs and reasons not to upgrade. Stick with XP for now, and adopt Vista in a few years when you can be sure Microsoft has at least tried to address most of the major consumer issues (and the major software/hardware manufacturers have guaranteed their stuff to work with Vista).
Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 0:33
There's also the AMD vs. Intel Quad-Core war coming up as well.
Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:07
For most gamers, CPU won't make a terribly large difference - not for several years, anyway. As it stands now, the largest performance increases you'll get are from upgrading your graphics card. A 3 GHz Pentium 4 will still serve you quite well - along with a good video card and enough RAM.
Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 17:18
I'd also be using said computer for university purposes, so making OpenOffice or VC++ faster can only be a good thing. Besides, a next-gen processor war will only drive down prices of current-gen processors.