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Old 04-24-2006, 08:00 AM   #1
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Default AMD 64 X2 4400 vs 4200

Hey guys i got a quick opinion.

im building my computer here slowly, i ordered my case and motherboard yesterday and i was wondering if i should save the 200 + dollars and get the 4200 or go out and spend the extra. someone told me that i would regret it if i dont get the 4400.

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Old 04-24-2006, 11:35 PM   #2
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I don't think there is any difference...other than the increase in cache, which isn't worth $200 if you ask me.
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Old 04-25-2006, 08:47 PM   #3
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Default Re: AMD 64 X2 4400 vs 4200

Well theres one for the 4200

anyone else wish to share their opinion and helping me decide
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Save the cash. I agree with alvino.
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Same here, not worth the extra bit for the 4400. Stick with the 4200.
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Old 04-25-2006, 09:52 PM   #6
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if you want more cache go with the 4400+ if not, dont even go with the 4200+ get the 3800+ instead.
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what exactly would the cache do compared to the other models ?
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cache


Man, ive been here for actually like a year now, and cache still confuses me...
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103497


do you guys think this will suffice better

i've been having second thoughts about going with the 4200. I've read reviews of gaming not being all that great due to having to tweak with the processor to make it run only one of them.
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Old 04-26-2006, 09:23 PM   #10
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no, i would highly recommend a dual core. You need to install the dual core fix and that should do the fix. Really simple actually. To make one processor run the process, just go to task manager and processes and click on affinity. But i say again, i highly recommend a dual core.
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but if my games only run on a single processor and arnet capable of two processors, it would make the other one worthless for the time being, and only run the game at 2.0ghz rather than a single core 2.6ghz. and can the 4200 or 4400 be overclocked pretty nicely?. if anyone has one. and do you own a dual core processor Ownage?
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Well, the advantage of a dual core is you can run a virus scan and play a game at the same time. you get no lag. And the 4400+ or 3800+ do overclock nicely. Get some high end air cooling and you should be 2.6Ghz or higher, but YMMV. Personally, i dont own one, but ive played around with one. I will be owning one soon enought though. It hard to save up money when you have no job and your parents are anal about spending loads of money.
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could you recommened maybe some cooling devices for me rather than the stock one. Because i think you just defeated my fearson going to dual core.
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a really good cooling device is the Scythe Ninja. It is one of the best air coolers right now. If you arent comfortable handleing such a massive tower heatsink, a good alternative is the Thermalright SI-120. Very good design too. Keep's alvino's 3200+ 64 overclocked to 2.4Ghz under 35*C.
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i've heard the AMD x2 4200 can OC up to 2.75 ghz, would the Thermaltake handle that ?
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It depends which Thermaltake, and the processor. If the processor doesnt want to go to 2.75, then you are out of luck. But if it wants to, then you are lucky.
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a really good cooling device is the Scythe Ninja. It is one of the best air coolers right now. If you arent comfortable handleing such a massive tower heatsink, a good alternative is the Thermalright SI-120. Very good design too. Keep's alvino's 3200+ 64 overclocked to 2.4Ghz under 35*C.
I can vouch for that!
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i use the 3800 x2, speaking from the fact that i use it. it's a great processor definitely go dualcore. when i play cs 1.6 i have to set affinity but it takes less than 5 seconds so it really isn't a bother.
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