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What would my 3700 compare to in the 939 socket range?

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I had a question... My 3700 is clocked at 3.024 and I was wondering what it compairs too... I was thinking about an upgrade in the 939 range, but if this will do just fine compared to lets say a dual core then I don't think I'll upgrade. I just wanna know what would be my next step I could take to improve performance on the 939 side. Dual core maybe??!!?? FX maybe??? Opteron??? Please help me
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post #2 of 21
Only thing that would be better would be an FX57 on phase (most aren't cold bugged, unlike 3700+s), or a dualcore at 3+ Ghz. Probably a 165. I wouldn't upgrade within 939, though. 3 Ghz is fast enough to hold me over until K8L or my core 2 setup.
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Wow a fx57 on phase . I was looking at the x2 4800 toledo on newegg, would that be anything different? Some of the reviews says is a great cp just not that great at oc... Just curious
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post #4 of 21
I doubt you'd get much higher than 2.7 with the 4800+... if you're going dual core, get a good Opty 165 stepping.
post #5 of 21
I agree with Namrac. If you want to upgrade your current 939 get the Opteron 165, they are fairly cheap now and if you get a good stepping you can hit a nice OC.

I can hit 3.0 + with my stepping but keep it at 2.9 with stock vcore (1.375). I need to crank it up to 1.55 vcore to get at or above 3.0 but can easily be done.
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post #6 of 21
Opterons are very nice when it comes to overclocks but i wish i could get a Dual core on on the cheap i tell you that.
post #7 of 21
Yeah most S939 chips wont go past 3.0GHz or so. You could increase performance by going to a dual core opty but apart from that your at your limit already
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post #8 of 21
I'd be looking also at a Opteron 165 or a X2 4400+Toledo given a suitable purchase price.
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post #9 of 21
Some of the X2 3800's will run at 2800 MHz+. For the price you are on a winner surely. Even mine at 2400 (or less) feels to have the edge on a single core generally.
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post #10 of 21
You can't really benchmark a single core cpu against dual core imo, it's faster than an FX-57 (which is 2.8Ghz stock). And that CPU was the dogs b*ll*cks this time last year and would be enough for the next year or so. The only thing i would recommend is getting a better GPU.
 
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