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ok so i need a better cpu, im running a A64 3000+ at stock 2.0 Ghz (socket 754). My question is, since before i go core 2 duo and want to get a strong single core CPU should i buy a nice 939 board and a A64 3700+ and overclock (btw my RAM is stock RAM) or just buy me a new 754 board thats a good overclocker until i get core 2.

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what board you got atm ?
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If you overclock a 3700+ you should be good for a single core.
but you all the best of the best than yeah core 2 duo is the way.
    
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ok so i need a better cpu, im running a A64 3000+ at stock 2.0 Ghz (socket 754). My question is, since before i go core 2 duo and want to get a strong single core CPU should i buy a nice 939 board and a A64 3700+ and overclock (btw my RAM is stock RAM) or just buy me a new 754 board thats a good overclocker until i get core 2.

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Personally, I would just get a good 754 board and save the extra money for the C2D rig. Theres several really good boards for S754 that overclock fairly decent. I bought this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138247 for my A64 3000+ and got it up to 2.45 stable and with decent temps. I dropped the oc down to 2.2 when I sold the system and its still running strong.

Hope this helps ya,
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post #5 of 13
That depends how long your guna wait until you go to core 2 duo.

I would buy a 3700 (i only built this comp 2 months ago) wait a yr or so for dx10 and core 2 prices to drop then upgrade. Upto you though.
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Just make sure you try to get a good stepping. Check out the for sale section in here 'cuz people post the steppings and sometimes they do "combo's" with a mobo or ram or what ever! Good Luck!
I recomend gettin a 3700 very nice oc'ers if you ask my 3.0 oc..
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Originally Posted by HeartOfAHydra View Post
ok so i need a better cpu, im running a A64 3000+ at stock 2.0 Ghz (socket 754). My question is, since before i go core 2 duo and want to get a strong single core CPU should i buy a nice 939 board and a A64 3700+ and overclock (btw my RAM is stock RAM) or just buy me a new 754 board thats a good overclocker until i get core 2.

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Hmm how much you want for the 3000+. I have a 2800+ lol
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I will sell you a 3300+ sempron 2ghz which I have had running stable at 2.6ghz for the last 2months
Or just buy the 3700+ clawhammer, I think that is what im going to do, they run at 2.4ghz stock which should be a nice OC
They are quite expensive though
 
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post #9 of 13
You should get a Newark chip. They are basically a San Diego core in the 754 package. The only difference is they use 800MHz HTT instead of 1000MHz.

This thread has some good information http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/99...ghlight=newark
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post #10 of 13
Keep the 3000+ and get an affordable motherboard that overclocks decently. Socket 754 3700+ are not cheap and if you were to get a new motherboard and overclock that 3000+ to 2.5GHz it would perform at or above the 3700+ at stock settings on your current motherboard.
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