i am planning to buy a new processor
i shortlisted P4 dual core with 945 board.
is the dual core processor good and is dual core is available in 3.4 Ghz.
Sure dual core processor is the best processor you can buy for the desktop segment and it is available in 3.4ghz too along with 2x2mb cache. You are planing to purchase a 945 board along with dual core processor surly it can be the best combination but I suggest you to go for 975 Express board due to some limitation 945 is not going to support processors with dual core + hyper threading and even Conroe processors which are to be launched. As far as my opinion is concerned it is no good choice to go for 945 board. Even after this you plan to opt for 945 board I'd like to suggest you ASUS P5LD2 Deluxe board with plenty of features in 945P chipset. for 975 you can go for ASUS P5WD2-E Premium. It has almost every feature which a gamer can think of. I would suggest you a combination of 975X board with 3.4 dual core + HT processor with a Geforce 7600GT graphic card. finally choice is yours.
thanks for your view i have already purchased 3.4 P4 with Intel 945G motherboard. i have also got a tft screen
the processor cost me 9000 INR and motherboard 6000 INR
945 now also suuports Core2 Duo (Conroe)
i am satisfied with 945G and D 3.4Ghz.
i will soon buy a 256MB PCIeX graphics card
i think AMD Athlon is good one, it gives high performance....