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Official "I have a conroe" Thread!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by W2hCYK, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. W2hCYK New Member

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    Well do what the thread says. If you have a conroe, post here, with your CPU specs, Overclock, cooling, ect.. Everything you possibly can.

    Hopefully this will help us with overclocking and working with conroes. I'm soon to get mine(2 weeks or so) and I'm twitching in my seat! E6600 is my decision. I'm hoping to be the first with a conroe, but I have to wait for tigerdirect to ship it out once then get it, so it will be about a month till I recieve it.



    *and if I may ask, can somebody sticky this thread so we can see who gets conroes around here? Thanks!!!
     
  2. Casheti

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    wow...this is doing well...
     
  3. W2hCYK New Member

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    Its a new chip.. give it some time to hit customers. Its not even in warehouse stock at most websites. its still a special order out item.
     
  4. cjoyce1980 New Member

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    thats nice, come vista a new shiny processor will be out that will make the conroe look silly. you gotta love the tech geeks
     
  5. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    Processors always change...there will always be one better than the previous. It's how it goes...but Conroes are nice and they're the performance king right now, better than your XP 2500+.
     
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    Intel Craproe processor anyone? None for me thanks. :slap:
     
  7. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    Why are you calling it crap when it's better than yours and mine combined? Just because it's Intel doesn't mean it's not good.
     
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    The only good thing I see out of the Intels new chip is that it has helped lower AMD's prices. I am not one to support the 80% of market shareholder. It (conroe) may have up to a 25% performance increase in some test, but that is not good enough for me to step out on AMD. Im an just a loyalists I guess. I need a cup of Peet's coffee now...................
     
  9. W2hCYK New Member

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    The conroe blows everything out of the water currently. I'd love to hear your reason for calling it "craproe"

    You arent going to get a 100% performance increase with every upgrade, a 25% increase is better than most cpu's in the past, with a 10 to 20% increase. The Conroe is the king of "performance-increase-over-previous-generation-cpu's"

    Not only is it a very high increase in performance over past processors, but it is currently fighting with AMD's top of the line cpu, with intels cpu only being about $330 vs $1200(previous price)/$650(current price)

    The reason AMD dropped prices was because of intel having a revolutionary new piece of hardware, at a very competitive price. If you can fight amd's $650 cpu with something for about $350, you have a clear winner over what people will buy for their next pc, and If you have something better than the conroe, please show us. Otherwise, dont tell us about what will come next, as we already know that there will always be something better.
     
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  10. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    Someone will always be on the top, and it will change eventually to AMD, then Intel again. it's like a see-saw.
     
  11. W2hCYK New Member

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    great analogy right there, companies will always have their time in the spotlight, and then somebody else will sell sell sell, and then develop a new winner. The current winner does not need to be criticized just because it is against someones bias of brand.

    Same thing goes on with ATI vs. nVidia. If nVidia comes out with a better gpu before I purchase, then I will buy that, but as of now, i feel that ATI is a clear winner.

    but not to get cpu's mixed with graphics cards, the gfx card is only as good as the cpu its being run with, and as of now, i feel that the conroe is what the majority of new pc buyers/upgraders want for their ultimate gaming rig.
     
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    You know there are those people that just love a particular sports team, and that team is tops in there eyes no matter what. Even when their team looses they are still tops and the team that beats their team is just crap. That is how I fell here. :cry:
     
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    get a new system if you like, but it would be worthwild wait for vista and see what combo of hardware works the best.

    i know my system at the moment doesnt compare with any of the newer systems out there, but i happy to know that when vista drops, they will be tired and tested hardware that members of this forum will swear by.

    i cant see areason to buy now i know i've got enough power to run any games running up to vista and im fine with that.
     
  14. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    I see so many people getting 7900GT and 7900GTX SLI systems, and they only run games @ 1280x1024 because of their monitor. I just play my games @ 1280x1024, and that's fine with me, and I wouldn't get SLI or CrossFire at that resolution. I would get the best graphics card that would run at my resolution fine.
     
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    I like being on top :D (Sex joke, there) As for conroe...I think it rocks...but I don't have the money to get one...Nor do I have the money for a new DX10 graphics card, so I guess I'm in the dark with my less than adequate gaming rig...

    My monitor is an Flatpanel TFT, with max resolution of 1280x1024 at 60Hz...but...with a rig like this..I won't need to go any further
     
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    Any mid range system out there today with a decent Video card will run Vista just fine.(Provided they fix the POS by release).....The Conroe Isn't needed at this stage for anything out there as far as recreational rigs go.......I see Conroe being bought mainly by peeps wanting the Uber Benchscores...and bragging rights that go with It.......most that suck at playing games....will still suck at playing games......It ain't magic ya know. ;)

    But...Intel Is making headway because thier selling the Conroes at a loss....with all the R&D they poured Into It...and the Massive PR push....no way there not....they are playing thier window of oppurtunity(Not a bad thing).......reason.....because they know like the rest of us...AMD Isn't sitting at home with thier hands down thier pants massaging themselves...they are planning thier response.....which more than likely won't be needed by the average or above average user either....but peeps that don't need It will still line up to buy It.....It's just the way It goes.

    When something comes out that makes my CPU sweat and beg for mercy...thats when I'll upgrade to a newer platform...but not before...thats just me.

    Honestly.....Video card upgrades will matter more than CPU upgrades for at least another 1-2yrs.
     
  17. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    It's better at benchmarks and that sort, but when it comes to playing games, it's the graphics card that matters the most.
     
  18. Casheti

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    lmao :laugh: :roll:
     
  19. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    Probably what you're doing Casheti...
     
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    Do you want to know?
     
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    As my first move into a PCI-E System, I will do so with the going back to school sales and rebates that will be available. I dont need a top of the line cpu, and when I need a new gfx card, I'm sure that somebody will be more than glad to buy the X1900xt that I plan on buying, and I can pick up a DX10 card.

    I do hope that they stick with DDR2 for a while, because with the news of DDR3 coming out, im worried about dropping $190 on DDR2 ram..

    with no software(or very little) that takes use of 64bit and dual cores, I should be fine with a conroe E6600 for about 3 or 4 years(as I was with my 478 system), and then a gfx upgrade in about 2 years from now...

    upgrades i feel should be planned as such:

    New system(cpu/gfx/ram, whatever is needed to get you going)
    gfx update
    cpu update
    New system
    repeat.. ect

    so yea, my next upgrade after this will be in 2010.. lol.. feels futuristic!!! I plan to upgrade to whatever is the new high holder of the time, when I feel I am ready to upgrade.
     
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    Yeah, thats what worries me about AMD's AM2 system. IT wont be long before next year and I believe we will have DDR3. So, if you upgrade regularly just to keep up with the status quo, your left getting a new MOBO and processor to work for it. I think the Conroe is awesome, and honestly, I cant stand INTEL. I really cant, but I recognize performance and price and they did a good thing. It took AMD poking them in the high and shoving a stick up their ass to get it done, but look at the bountiful harvest we have. I will stick with AMD because its a personal choice and they have been the leader for the last 3 years. But Intel hs a good thing going and I hope they keep it up. Competition makes things better for us all and prices work in our favor. So I say WOOT and HOORAH! to intel and Amd :p
     
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    Its only about a 20% overall performance gain on the fx-62 vs the x6800... Besides though, this is called jumping in the bandwagon. What people dont seem to see is that the Athlon 64 architecture has remained for the most part unchanged for the past what? 3+ years? Theyve changed the socket to 939, different memory controller, they've done die shrinks, same processor, they again change the socket, new memory controller.. The X2's are like 2 cores put together of course im saying this loosely of course they had to innovate to get it to work like it does, but its still the same core architecture as their single core predecessors. Also, if you havnt noticed, every processor for socket 939 will work in a board that is socket 939. Every processor that is made for AM2, and will be made for AM2 will most likely always work in an AM2 board (bios flash needed or not who knows). Comparing the conroe to the current generation of AMD processors is kind of dumb, it was like the benchmarks of the 6800 series Vs. the 9xxx. It is only a matter of time before AMD comes out with something to trounce conroe, just like the answer to the pentium 4's was the Athlon 64. Besides, when that does happen, Intel will probably have something new to try and counter that too.... but the difference this time is that anyone who has an AM2 board will be able to get their hands on the new technology, wheras the Intel boys will probably force anyone that wants to upgrade to get a new motherboard with a new and buggy chipset.

    BLAH!
     
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    Well said :toast:
    Just hopping that AM3 will be compatible with SKT AM2 boards
     
  25. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    AM3 will be compatible with AM2, the only difference will be that AM3 boards will have DDR3. IMO they should've had AM2 compatible with 939(which wouldn't have been hard)...it would be the same thing as AM3 on AM2.
     

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