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Yep. Since the early demise of my opty, i was forced to buy the venice in my sig as a quick replacement. I paid thru the nose from a local crap pc shop, but i really had no choice in the matter as i needed a chip to get back online asap.

Anyways I was so used to the Opty and the 1mb cache and oc'ed it was a speed demon, especially in gaming . I've decided to check on the Sandy.

Any suggestions?
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I'd grab the change to go dual core.

What's the budget?
    
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They have the BN boxed version available at zipzoomfly right now for under $100, shipping included. I also would take this opportunity to go dual core as Chozart suggested, you can get a X2 3800+ for around $150 and it has 2x512kb of L2 Cache. Most steppings overclock nicely too.
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X2 3800+ went up in price... now around $175. No idea why.
    
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go for the 3800X2, best value for the buck
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Hmm, interesting. I wanted to go the full bore upgrade ( cpu, board and ram) but I could'nt get a bite on the combo deal i was selling. I was even tossing in a free A64 wb, but all i got was outright insulting lowballs . Decided to either A) Upgrade wifey's P4 solitaire pc or B) just go the cheap route and swap chips and stay with the current pc until it becomes a museum piece.

Not looking to spend too much for the chip. I can do maybe like 125 just for the chip. Again if i'm gonna dig deep in my pockets , I might as well go all out. Kinda hard to do when you've got a newborn to think about.
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In that case, 3700+ is your best pick!
    
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Originally Posted by Chozart
In that case, 3700+ is your best pick!

Yeah, kinda figured that, just wanted to ask around and see what you guyz would suggest. I don't think imma see a C2D anytime soon I can try and get a nice oc out of it anyways tho.
post #9 of 13
The 3700+ should see nice overclocks.

Here is an OEM one for $78.28:
http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=A64-3700BN

Since you have water cooling, you won't need the stock fan I assume

Get the BN, I've heard they generally overclock better than the CF. I am seeing 3.0 GHz with that watercooling and some luck
    
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W00tage! Thx for the link!
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