switching from amd to intel...how much faster?

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Post » Sun Aug 30, 2009 2:25 am

windows 7 (or vista if you've tried it, should be similar)
will I ahve to reinstall when I get a new motherboard changing from amd to intel?
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Post » Sun Aug 30, 2009 2:52 am

Since you're replacing the motherboard, you'll have to reactivate Windows, not reinstall it. However, I personally suggest a fresh Windows installation after major hardware changes.
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Post » Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:17 am

[quote="linkman2004":3me9cgc8]Since you're replacing the motherboard, you'll have to reactivate Windows, not reinstall it. However, I personally suggest a fresh Windows installation after major hardware changes.[/quote:3me9cgc8]
This.

Windows have never been very good at major hardware shifts.

Win98 would just crash completley... XP would crash sometimes but not other times... but it would run like poo if it managed to keep it together. Vista runs like poo, and even still crashes occasionally.

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Post » Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:24 am

[quote="lucid":14867fmz]windows 7 (or vista if you've tried it, should be similar)
will I ahve to reinstall when I get a new motherboard changing from amd to intel?[/quote:14867fmz]

Try ReactOS. :wink:

[url:14867fmz]http://www.reactos.org[/url:14867fmz]
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Post » Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:18 pm

true
thanks guys
was gonna start a new thread, but, naaaah.
nvidia?
or
ati

and why?


also
I'm getting the cpu for free, so I'm not really deciding...just curious:
for cpus I'm upgrading from
this
to
this
how much of a performance gain should I expect?
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Post » Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:31 am

I'd go nvidia mainly for physx support... even though I'm still a big ATI fanboy, the current cards just aren't cutting it. Also the hig end ATI cards dhurn out mega amounts of heat, so if your case isn't well designed for airflow you will more than likely get heat problems.

As far as the CPU goes, the difference will be barely noticable since the clock speed is nearly the same... you have the extra L2 cache though so if you use a lot of big apps like photoshop etc you may notice filters calculate and apply faster, but overall there won't be a huge increase there. Having said that the overclocking potential of that particular intel CPU is quite good, so if you get a decent cooler for it you could clock that puppy up to 3.0-3.2ghz pretty easily.

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Post » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:26 am

I say it depends on your budget.

I've noticed ATI packing decent power for cheap on middle-range cards, while NVidia's high range tends to be the best but really pricey.

My ATI HD4870 has dual power connectors (high power consumption and heat, but I believe there are some that use 3?) and has one of those big heatsink+fan designs that pipe air out of the case. I thought Nvidias ran hotter but haven't seen the later models.

Edit: At Redmond HQ they say you can finally change motherboard without having to reinstall windows. I don't know if that's true, but they seem rather proud of it.
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Post » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:24 am

update for yall
ive done a little research, and it seems the intel should be equivalent to an amd x2 6400+, for various reasons.

also, i'm going to try and hold off for a little bit, because nvidia/ati are planning to release their directx11 cards between late september, and late december.

i was really looking forward to a power boost...but its probably a dumb idea at this point
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Post » Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:02 pm

well, i dunno how its nowadays, but in past radeon was lame, and it has one weird thing - shitty shader support... it resulted in ugly non-filtrated shadows, and crazy bump ( u needed to set it to very hight quality in drivers, to get ok-looking bump maps, but that will be huge strike at performance) ...
dunno maybe they fixed it on rv7xx.
but my rv5xx shadows and bumps make me shit-brick for 2 years...
only thing that run good on radeons is Marks ... but, wtf, who play marks ? t_t
so for gaming i would recommend Nvidia ... for other things - Radeon ...
I was really upset when have bought radeon x1950pro instead of nvidia 8600gts...
so think twice and look at screenshots and fps, not just fps...
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Post » Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:41 pm

I use to like ATI but I switched to Nvidia and its much better. My old ATI would heat up quick and get crashes in games but my new Nvidia is working great and not hot at all. I like Nvidia now :D
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