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since the prices of the x2's are nice n low, a processor upgrade doesnt sound half bad at all.
now im not so smart with the x2 performace vs a single core chip, i dont do video or encoding or rendering or even burning. i game..... i game and do stupid things ont he computer, liek read manga and watch anime, and listen to mp3's.
is there a substantial reason why i should even bother?
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still stayin 939? if so look at the 3800+ X2.....I am at 2.8 stable right now.....in the winter I think I can hit 3ghz....
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I think that if your budget allows for it it wouldn't be a bad idea to pick one up since s939 is discontinued already and it may be hard to get one down the road. At least you will future proof yourself a bit. Otherwise from the sounds of it, you probably don't really need to go dual-core yet, especially since most games aren't really coded for dual-core and your 3700 has a really nice OC on it.
    
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damn there discoed already??
crapo...
well iw as thinking maybe the x2 4400, or4800
but im assumeing the 4400 is underclocked 4800 lol
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Last I read only some 939 were out of production, not all.
Mostly the 2x1024 L2 cache X2 units.
    
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dam, thats good to know, maybe il just stick it out till i can afford an fx 60
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post #7 of 7
In my opinion, an FX-60 would be overkill for a run-of-the-mill usage PC.
Unless you're into some seriously hardcore gaming (BF2 at max specs, Doom3, HL2, etc)!

As far as I remember, the 2x1Mb L2 cache chips (Toledo cores) were the ones that went EOL/discontinued.
However, most places still have them in stock. So if you've already got a Socket 939 mobo, check out NewEgg or ZipZoomFly.

One thing to note for dual-core and gaming though:
The Toledo cores (2x1Mb L2 cache) will do you better than the Manchester (2x512Kb L2 cache) chips. But, since so many games aren't yet coded for dual-core usage, you may have to find work arounds to avoid game crashes/hiccups/lag due to the engine getting confused between cores.
There are work arounds out there, some simple, some not so simple. So, if you end up going dual-core, let us know and we'll try and help you. (I could make suggestions now, but I'm not sure they'd be worthwhile yet.)
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