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Old 08-21-2005, 03:11 AM   #11
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Still my question remains. Does the software you install have to be 64 bit compatible such as flash, photoshop ect?

If so then I would want a 32 bit OS. Can you install a 32 bit OS, and would the speed be noticeable?
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Old 08-21-2005, 03:13 AM   #12
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You can run 32-bit software. Athlon 64's can run both 32 and 64-bit software.

Even if you have a 64-bit operating system, you can still run 32 bit software. Just not 16-bit legacy DOS programs.

If everything (software and hardware) are optimized for 64-bit, it will be faster. Get loads of memory too. Especially in intensive programs where lots of calculations are used, you will see a big increase in speed.
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Old 08-21-2005, 03:40 AM   #13
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definately worth it. i suggest an amd 64 3500+ for the extra money, it overclocks great. i got mine up to the speed of a 3800+.
ok, so you said you oc... how'd you do it in bios? what kind of bois do you have? My freakin bios sux and I'm wondering if you have the same one as me.... yeah... thanks
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Old 08-23-2005, 05:58 PM   #14
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What about the AMD 64 3400 versus the sempron, or Pentium D? Im looking for a good production machine ya know.
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i got windows xp

go with amd athlon 64 3500+, i've oc'd it and amd has always worked for me!
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Yuck... the pent. d = yuck. The sempron is old... the athalon 64 3400+ = yes, get that. Make sure it's socket 939 to0, so you can upgrade to dual core's later on. Or just an X2 4200+ and save yourself the trouble.
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Old 08-23-2005, 09:12 PM   #17
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there is no amd 64 3400 socket 939, its only 3200, 3500, 3700, 3800, 4000, fx-53, fx-55, fx57 for socket 939.


but socket 754 has amd 64 3400, dont get socket 754, its old and not supported by amd anymore
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Ah, then go with either the 3200+ or the 3500+.
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Socket 754 doesn't support as high as bandwidth either....

Anyway, @ $Thread_Title :

Yes, the 3500+ is a good solid CPU thats at 2.2GHz and can be OCed although I wouldn't recommend it with stock cooling, if you get arctic silver 5 thermal paste and a nice zalman cooler...you could OC it up!
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if you get arctic silver 5 thermal paste and a nice zalman cooler...you could OC it up!
where can you get those two things?
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