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Old 07-29-2006, 04:36 PM   #1
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hi there i am thinking of buying a computer from alienware, i have chosen a processor-AMD Athlon™ 64 FX-62 Dual Core Processor these are the specs-Processor Name Athlon 64 FX-62

Processor Speed 2.8GHz

Level 2 Cache 2 x 1MB

System Bus Speed 2000MHz

Package Type Socket AM2

Special Features Dual-Core Technology
AMD64 Technology
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Enhanced Virus Protection
Cool'n'Quiet™

my question is what is the processor speed is it 2.8ghz or is it 2x2.8ghz (as its dual core) forgive me if this is a stuipd question but i want this machine to last a good 3 years before the need to upgrade it (its primary use is for gaming) as i run a p4 at 1.7ghz the prospect of dual core is a little confusing thx for your help
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The speed is 2.8GHz. Both cores are running at the same speed.
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so is this a good speed and should i be able to play the latest games 2-3 years from now? thx for your help
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Yea, that should work well for you. You can always overclock it if the need ever arrises in the future.
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