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Old 06-19-2006, 01:04 PM   #1
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Default Pentium 4? Pentium D? Athlon 64?

Ok, Im might be building a new desktop pretty soon. So I need to know, which is better to buy, and why? I will be usig my computer for a lot of gaming, so keep that in mind.
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Athlon 64 I think
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Old 06-19-2006, 01:56 PM   #3
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at the moment. athlon 64.
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I see... So theres really no point in spending extra money in dual-core technology? If I remember correct, it speeds up ur apps by like 30% or something.
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Old 06-19-2006, 02:34 PM   #5
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AMD has dual core processors too. they're alot better than the pentium Ds right now since they're still using northbridge southbridge tech, while AMD has an integrated memory controller or something along those lines. If you have the money get an AMD X2 or just wait for Core 2 Duo (Conroe)
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Hmm alright... I really cant afford $400-500 for just the processor. By Athlon I was talking in the lines of Athlon 3200-3500
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go with the AM2 socket and get a 3200+, then upgrade when amd releases its new cpus to compete with the "conroe" from intel
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Why AM2? How is it better than 939 socket?
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it supports the newer ddr2 memory and all the new cpus from now on will be on that socket
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