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Old 12-23-2005, 02:15 AM   #1
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Default Dual Core question.

Are Dual core processors really as good as they're made out to be yet?
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Old 12-23-2005, 02:35 AM   #2
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Default Re: Dual Core question.

Not yet, next gen dual cores are supposed to own, lol.
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Old 12-23-2005, 04:17 AM   #3
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What's a good processor to get these days then, still DC?
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Old 12-23-2005, 04:20 AM   #4
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Dc.. WTF?

What are you lookin for gaming? Basic computer functions? Server? Give me an idea of what your doing, and ill give you a processor.
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Old 12-23-2005, 04:36 AM   #5
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The Pent D suites me fine. But others would like the X2 From AMD. They have charts to prove that the X2 is faster than the Pent D line because of their chip structure, and the way AMD made [EDIT Designed it] it. Intel, from what I hear, rushed the D line into the market. So overall, right now the AMD X2 line would be the best choice because of the way the chip is made [EDIT Designed ] , and because of it's core. Unlike the Pent D, which is made up of two Prescott cores, which these days, run very hot, which is bad for performence.



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Old 12-23-2005, 04:31 PM   #6
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Dc.. WTF?

What are you lookin for gaming? Basic computer functions? Server? Give me an idea of what your doing, and ill give you a processor.
DC/Dual Core.

I'm going to use it for gaming and some media editing.
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Old 12-23-2005, 05:28 PM   #7
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depending on ur budget id definately go for an AMD 64 x2 DC
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Get an X2 or an Intel Pentium D. It's up to you.

X2s are seen as better though. Especially by me.
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Old 12-23-2005, 08:29 PM   #9
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Is it possible, to buy an Athlon 64 3500 to cheapen a computer up and then replace it with a better chip later on?

As so...

AMD Athlon 64 3500+

Abit AN8 Ultra

2xDDR 1GB Giel Ultra X RAM

200GB WestDig 7200rpm SATA2 HDD

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An then later on upgrade the processor chip to something else without having to change the mobo?
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Yes you could do that, that is actually what I am planning on doing as soon as most games start actually benifiting from dual cores
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