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Old 03-12-2006, 01:59 PM   #11
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yeah, but can't you raise the FSB on the 4200+ also and raise the clock even further just as you do the same with the 3800+?
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Old 03-12-2006, 02:03 PM   #12
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yes, but they max out around the same speed, roughly 2.7Ghz. Having a higher FSB compared to multiplier will yield higher performance. So to get 2.7Ghz, its 270x10 for the 3800+ or 246x11 for the 4200+. In this case, the 3800+ will perform better than the 4200+. But if you are going to lower the multiplier on the 4200+ to get a higher FSB, then might as well buy a 3800+ right?
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Old 03-12-2006, 02:07 PM   #13
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So it's preferable to raise the FSB than the mulitplier? It seems like the 3800+ will be doing more work to get there, which may result in getting better cooling perhaps. Now what about a 4400+ X2? How high do those things max out at?
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Old 03-12-2006, 02:08 PM   #14
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a 4400+ will also max out around 2.7Ghz, 2.9 if you are lucky. You just get the extra cache thats all. some people think its worth it, others dont.
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Old 03-12-2006, 02:10 PM   #15
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im getting the 3800...Thats jus because im not about to pay 370 dollars for a processor.
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Old 03-12-2006, 02:11 PM   #16
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you can get a 3800+ for under 300 now.
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Old 03-12-2006, 02:14 PM   #17
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lol...you make it sound like its significantly lower than $300.00
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Old 03-12-2006, 02:15 PM   #18
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hahha, well, its realy cheap now considering what it was before.
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so wut should I get i wanna a final answer lo
the 3800+ or the 4200+???
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Old 03-12-2006, 06:57 PM   #20
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The 3800+
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