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Old 05-07-2006, 06:17 PM   #1
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Default Opteron144 or x2 3800/Opteron165?

okay, is it worth the $200+ to get dual core? i mean, cuz i dont really use any processor-intense programs. i dont even game much. and if i do, i dont need amazing graphics. i play the sims2, rollercoaster tycoon3, maybe COD2, a little bit of command and conquer.
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Old 05-07-2006, 06:19 PM   #2
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Default Re: Opteron144 or x2 3800/Opteron165?

Im sure you have heard the term future proof. I mean right now you really dont need it. Although in the near future, games and programs alike will start to take advantage of a second logical core.
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Default Re: Opteron144 or x2 3800/Opteron165?

If you don't game much, or anythign else that needs that much, why are you even thinking of getting one then?
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Default Re: Opteron144 or x2 3800/Opteron165?

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If you don't game much, or anythign else that needs that much, why are you even thinking of getting one then?
cuz everybody says dual is better, get an x2. or something. and cuz its future proof. but then again, im using an athlon xp with current-day programs. so i guess a single core would do me fine. thanks for the help guys. its much appreciated.
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