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Old 01-25-2006, 08:13 PM   #1
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I am really confused now as to what to get for my cpu on my upcoming build. I was heading towards the X2 until i read a post comparing it to the Pentium D. And the post was filled with arguments and Im sure there was good info in there but I didnt wanna read through all of the stupid arguments. So my question is... X2 3800, X2 4400 or go with a pentium d. I will be using the computer for a bit of gaming, music editing, some video editing and some other stuff. I am not too familiar with the Pentium Ds, but as of now I always thought the x2 was better.
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I am really confused now as to what to get for my cpu on my upcoming build. I was heading towards the X2 until i read a post comparing it to the Pentium D. And the post was filled with arguments and Im sure there was good info in there but I didnt wanna read through all of the stupid arguments. So my question is... X2 3800, X2 4400 or go with a pentium d. I will be using the computer for a bit of gaming, music editing, some video editing and some other stuff. I am not too familiar with the Pentium Ds, but as of now I always thought the x2 was better.

Get an X2 3800 and overclock it to 2.5 ghz. That is a speed slighter higher than the X2 4800+ and you'll save 500 dollars.
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Old 01-25-2006, 09:37 PM   #3
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But is the toldeo core any better then the manchester? And can i overclock it to 2.5ghz with stock fan?
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But is the toldeo core any better then the manchester? And can i overclock it to 2.5ghz with stock fan?

Well, the Toledo is a bit better than the Manchester...

Overclocking to 2.5 on stock fan wouldn't be a good idea. On the XP-120 you could reach that speed. Heck, even the XP90 is enough.
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Well, just to clarify, the arguing was between me and Quinton if I'm thinking about the right thread. But, I made a new thread comparing the Pentium D 955XE to the Athelon 64 X2 series CPUs. Check it out. It's called, AMD Athelon 64 FX60 Toledo Review. I posted a lot of good stuff in I think for the most part. Give that a look to see how the X2 series CPUs stack up towards the Pentium D series processors.

Also, try taking a look at the Opteron 170 Denmark. From what Quinton has said in a previous thread, it's quite amazing. So look into that one as well!
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Old 01-26-2006, 12:29 AM   #6
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the XP-120 is officially discountinued. Your best bet right now will be a XP-90c or a TT BT and Scythe Ninja. And 3800+ do come in Toledo and Manchester. Its just luck of the draw.
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What is the XP-120? A core? And what is TT BT? Man you guys use confusing stuff sometimes...
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XP-120 = thermalright heatsink. TT BT = Thermaltake Big Typhoon.
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That's a shame...the XP-120 is nice. I'm using the SI-120, and it's pretty nice too. The Thermaltake Big Typhoon is probably the only good Thermaltake cooler...the rest suck.
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So back on topic... what do i go with?
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