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I currently have an AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (2.2GHz, Skt 939, Venice core, 512KB L2 Cache)
I want to upgrade to either :
an AMD Athlon 64 3700+ (2.2GHz, Skt 939, San Diego core, 1MB L2 Cache)
an AMD Athlon 64 3800+ (2.4GHz, Skt 939, Venice core, 512KB L2 Cache)
which would be better, the bigger L2 cache of the 3700+ or the higher frequency of the 3800+?
Which could handle a good overclock better?
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post #2 of 3
go with the 3700, it overclocks like mad and has bigger cache...

More cache > stock frequency

You can probably get to 2.5+ with the 3700

Good Luck
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I just ordered the 3700+, waiting for it to come. Id suggest it because it has more cache and can overclock better.
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