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Old 09-18-2005, 06:39 PM   #11
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Default Re: AMD athlon 64 4000+ or an FX55?

I really feel Fisher's going for a performance CPU if he's asking for an FX CPU or an Athlon 4000+. I mean the price for the 4000+ is around $370 while the X2 is almost the same price, maybe $10-$20 more. For that price, an X2 is right up there with the best. Just the added advantage of dual core.
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Old 09-18-2005, 06:44 PM   #12
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Well, it all depends on his budget. If it allows, then yes, but if not, then no.
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Old 09-18-2005, 08:28 PM   #13
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Default Re: AMD athlon 64 4000+ or an FX55?

Athlon X2 3800+
Default Clock Speed : 2.0GHz

Old member from here (mempf) OCed his to 2.8 Stable....talk about a nice OC.
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Old 09-18-2005, 08:35 PM   #14
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if i were u wait a little longer. then u can get a fx 57 and then wait some more and get a really good cooling system like water cooling and over clock that sweet fx57 to a monstrsity 3.6ghz that would be insane for gaming. literaly.
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Old 09-19-2005, 10:28 AM   #15
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well the cpu i want is for gaming, i have a x850xt but a athlon 64 3000+ to go with it. i need a new cpu badly but i have a 1250 overdraft to pay off and a 4000 student loan to follow that in the decades to come. so my budget is a little tight but still flexible. this is why i was looking at the 4000+ compared to the fx55, ive looked at dual cores compared to a fx55 and decided the fx55 was much btter for gamin at the moment (even though i heard they are bringing out a farcry version made for dual core gaming)

i could extend my budget to a fx55 but i really dont want to, this is why i posted this forum asking about whether the performance difference between the two was as big as the price difference. bare in mind that im not going to OC as i have little experince wiht it and i cant afford to replace anything if it does badly wrong

thanks for all yours replies as well
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Old 09-19-2005, 05:18 PM   #16
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lol u need good cooling. with good cooling u can overclock till you hit the moon for crying out loud. i just got some cash and put two super pcs together and bang they play hl2 halo and return to castle wolfenstein at highest settings possilbe with no lag wat soever. i can also launch like three games at once and have them running with no lag. its absoletely amazing.
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Er, actually you can't overclock forever, even if you have liquid nitrogen. The CPU's architecture can only go so far before locking up, no matter how cold it is.
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