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Old 03-09-2008, 03:12 PM   #1
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this is my configuration:

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i am thinking of buying a new, dual-core CPU (Athlon64 X2 3800+); i could get it for about 70, and i could sell the one i currently have for about 20-30. so what do you think, would this upgrade make a big difference, is it worth 40-50?
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Old 03-09-2008, 03:23 PM   #2
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yep big big big diffrence, you'll see triple performance

good find, sounds nice.
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this ain't mine but its freaking hot
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You'll see a nice improvement in boot up speeds and some apps will open quicker. You'll also see a little improvement in gaming performance. But i wouldn't go as as far to say you'll get "triple performance".

The X2 3800+ runs at the same speed as the A64 3200+ of 2.0GHz. The only real difference is the second core and larger L2 cache.
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this is my configuration:

MB Asrock DualSATA
AMD Athlon64 3200+ sck.939
2GB DDR400
GeForce 7600GT
HDD Hitachi 160GB
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i am thinking of buying a new, dual-core CPU (Athlon64 X2 3800+); i could get it for about 70, and i could sell the one i currently have for about 20-30. so what do you think, would this upgrade make a big difference, is it worth 40-50?
It depends on what you're doing with the PC, if I was you I'd save up and buy an AM2 platform as you're upgrading an outdated system there. Save for a new CPU/RAM/mobo combo.
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Old 03-09-2008, 03:39 PM   #6
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well considring its 600 + better and its dual, i think triple is correct, if it was double then it would be 3200+ duaL but he thinking of getting 3800+ dual
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xx cobra xx -
The 3200+ and 3800+ are only rating numbers that where used at one point to compare the AMD CPU to a comparable Intel CPU.

Did you not read this part of my post?
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The X2 3800+ runs at the same speed as the A64 3200+ of 2.0GHz. The only real difference is the second core and larger L2 cache.
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Old 03-09-2008, 04:47 PM   #8
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how does it run the same speed? why would they bring up a newer one?
what to run the same? no because its faster

http://techreport.com/articles.x/8616/1
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The X2 3800+ runs on a 200MHz FSB with a 10x multiplier resulting in it's 2000MHz core speed. The A64 3200+ also runs on the same 200MHz FSB with a 10x multiplier. What makes the X2 only slightly faster is the second core and increased L2 cache size.

You will see improvements in multitasking and multithreaded application performance with the dual core CPU, but gaming performance will be nearly equal as there are not too many games that take advantage of the dual cores.
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Old 03-09-2008, 05:16 PM   #10
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maybe the same speed but its still diffrent speed, trust me, go cpu review and read

http://www.trustedreviews.com/cpu-me...X2-3800-CPU/p1

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I can't explain more really
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