i know techs always scoff at socket adapters, but i'm still wondering about the powerleap-type 478->423 package and whether the performance gain would be worth 10 bucks or so... an article at geek.com has some good testimonials and one that mentions my specific board, and tomshardware.com has 3dmarks scores that are an improvement(several years old with old 3dmarks software), and i am wondering if its enough of an improvement to justify screwing around with BIOS updates and funky gerry-rigged hardware.
right now i am running a 1.5ghz p4 cpu(i know i know!), and it doesn't seem like its getting full use of the advertised 3gb/s transfer at the rdram memory bus. but a 2.7 ghz (clocked at 2.4ghz due to FSB limitation) processor would be almost a 2/3rds improvement over the old processor(theoretically) and the benchmarks show it does offer significant improvement for games.... anyways, i'm interested in what you think of this hairbrained piece of half bakery- particularly our tech moderator/guru Taw
powerleap/generic adapter upgrade:10-50 bucks(ebay estimate fan incl or not incl)
478 pin mobo to accept rdram:$40 - $70
AMD AGP board, processor, and ddr system equivalent: ?
also i am aware that intel and rdram sucks, sucks, and sucks some more. but the powerleap adapter, or another intel 850-chipset based board wouldn't require a complete reinstallation of windows at least..
Edited by - Cold_Void on 10/15/2006 4:43:50 PM
Edited by - Cold_Void on 10/15/2006 4:47:11 PM