Ok honestly ....I'm better off with the AMD 3200 (2.0ghz) venice chip than with the Prescott 630 (3.0ghz) chip? The AMD has a 512mb cache and the Intel has 2MB. I can also use the faster DDR2 memory with the Intel but for some reason the Athlon 64 chip is going to perform better in games.
I realize so many people wouldnt feel that way if it were absolutely wrong but I'd love to be shown why
this is true. Proof. Is this only true perhaps if I OC the AMD?
Ive done numerous google searches and still cant find a good review/test that explains it very well. Can anyone point me to something?
I hate to ask such newbie questions like this but it's been years since I've built anything and I need to get up to speed.
One more, whats the deal with dual channel memory?
If I buy 1 gig (2x512mb) to start with can I later on add 2gb (2x1gb) with out problems? SHould certain sticks go into certain slots? Do all the sticks need to be the same latency or timing or both? Whats the deal?!?!?
Thanks for helping me through this confusing buying decision.