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Old 12-26-2005, 11:37 AM   #1
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Hi,

What is better for me to buy. A 3500+ Venice or a 3700 San Diego? I know that the 3700 is exactly the same as the 3500+ Venice but with a 1mb L2 Cache instead of a 512kb. Is that the only difference? What does the 3500 have the + and the San Diego doesn't? What is the actual difference in the word San Diego and Venice in terms of AMD's. Will I see a huge difference if I upgrade to one of these from my 2.93 p4 prescott.

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Old 12-26-2005, 12:01 PM   #2
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I have the 3500+ venice and it seems to be ok I think that technically the 3700 would be better. I think the reason for the + is that you can overclock it to the same performance as the 3700. If your gaming you prolly would see a big difference with 3500+ or 3700.
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Anyone else who can help with this?
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In a past post, benchmarks showed the 3500 did better in games. What do you mostly do on your computer.
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I have the 3500+ venice and it seems to be ok I think that technically the 3700 would be better. I think the reason for the + is that you can overclock it to the same performance as the 3700. If your gaming you prolly would see a big difference with 3500+ or 3700.
What are you talking about? Every Athlon 64 has a "+" after it, there is no 3700, it's a 3700+
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Yeah, ide get 3500 as I read it games better..
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the 3500+ would be fine and ya marx is right all the amds have a "+" after them i guess what was just a typo on the website u were looking at or somethin
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Ok cool. I've decided to go for a 3200+ instead. Is this still a good choice?
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What are you talking about? Every Athlon 64 has a "+" after it, there is no 3700, it's a 3700+
Hey man the guy who started this thread started the plus sign thing.
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Hi,

What is better for me to buy. A 3500+ Venice or a 3700 San Diego? I know that the 3700 is exactly the same as the 3500+ Venice but with a 1mb L2 Cache instead of a 512kb. Is that the only difference? What does the 3500 have the + and the San Diego doesn't? What is the actual difference in the word San Diego and Venice in terms of AMD's. Will I see a huge difference if I upgrade to one of these from my 2.93 p4 prescott.

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I have a 3500, and it preforms greatly, in games as well. I have never been more happy with an AMD machine, and I don't think the extra 512k of L2 cache will make that much of a differece, even in games. Plus, the 3500 is the same clock speed, and it has the E6 stepping, which includes the great Venice overclocking core and the SSE3 (don't know if they did that with 3700 too), but all in all, it's the best bang for your buck between those two.
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where do you overclock your processor hunter erra wheres the drivers?
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Old 12-27-2005, 11:41 AM   #12
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Ok, you need to learn something about CPU's.


A: They don't use drivers.
B: You can overclock ANY processor in any computer THAT ISN'T from the name brands, so you need to get a custom, or build a computer before you can surely overclock it.
C: Overclocking is mostly found and done in the BIOS, just look for "FSB multipliers" and things.
D: Otherwise, you can use overclocking programs. I reccomend ClockGen for easy overclocking.
E: Research as much about overclocking as you wan to before you begin, it can kill your CPU.
F: Make sure you have proper cooling in your system before you attemp a big overclock (pretty much anything over 300MHz). Proper cooling is usually 4 fans, 2 in back, one on CPU, and one on your Power Supply.

Other than that, look in your BIOS for options, and if you can;t find any, download the proper version of nForce for you. I suggest that is your motherboard is from late 2004 and up, it should be an nForce4.
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I got 2 fans in the back 2 fans on the PSU and a big one on the CPU.
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I think I can do it wish me luck bhudda
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AAHH i'll get my asian friend to do it.
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You just took double posting to a whole new level.
Yes, the 3500+ from what I've read and seen seems to be the better out of the two.
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you dont need to go up as high as a 3500+ a 3200+ will be fine.
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I am debating this same issue. I found the 3700 for 12 dollars more than the 3500 and was going to go with that until this all got started..... Big gammer I guess I would call myself. Seriously considering the 3500 now. But for the money difference should I go with the 3700?
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If the difference is only 12 dollars. Get the 3700+. If you dont want the 3700+, dont get a 3500+, get a 3200+
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