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Old 04-26-2006, 09:36 PM   #11
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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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Old 04-26-2006, 09:46 PM   #12
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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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Old 04-26-2006, 09:49 PM   #13
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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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Old 04-26-2006, 11:43 PM   #16
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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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Old 04-28-2006, 09:50 AM   #18
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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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