Re: To upgrade or not to Upgrade... That is the question (939 socket CPU)
I'd say it's a big difference jumping 600MHz. Whew now that I actually type that out it does seem like a big jump. I have NEVER OC'ed any of my CPUs that high before. To tell you the truth, I'm not big on the idea of overclocking that much either. You will most definitely need a better heatsink if you plan to OC it that much, but I've heard that it can be done with your X2. Which brings back to the original point of your thread on getting an Opteron.
I think it's the FX-60 that allows you to OC to crazy numbers and not the Opteron because the FX are already unlocked for you.
If you like the 2.6GHz and possibly a little more, the Opteron is uber nice and stays cooler. Socket 939 has little potential now and I can't even find a Socket 939 supported FX-60. Is one even available?
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