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Old 02-18-2007, 03:42 PM   #1
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This is my current processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103531
AMD Athlon 3800+ 2.4 GHz socket 939 (I Paid $84 for it )

I want this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103045

Worth it? Or should I wait for the price to go down or something.
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Old 02-18-2007, 03:45 PM   #2
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i say do it, theres no performance that beats dual core (except quad core, lol) but otherwise yea i say go for it, you'll notice a major performance difference when running more than one program at once
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I think I'm gonna get it, thanks.
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good luck! i think you outa like it, my laptop has an AMD x2 1.6ghz and i can run 4 intense programs at once and get no lag, so i think the desktop version should pretty much kick ass
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Personally, I would just OC your current one, and save up for a Core 2 Duo upgrade. Besides the dual-core, it's not really that big of a difference. Then again, I'm a gamer, and most games don't really utilize dual core. It is nice running iTunes and AIM and Outlook and Firefox and Folding @ Home all at the same time though.
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Old 02-18-2007, 04:54 PM   #6
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I'd buy it...
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Old 02-18-2007, 05:13 PM   #7
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I'd buy it...
same here if i had the money
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I don't like it doesn't come with a HSF though. Only downside.
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I don't like it doesn't come with a HSF though. Only downside.
yeah but if overclocking is your thing then you will not need a stock hsf anyway
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True, but I rather spend the initial $175+ so i can use the product right out of the box, rather then have to buy another product in order to use it.
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