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Right now ive got a 754 (A64 - 3000+) thats been overclocked to its limit. Im happy with it yes but the reason i bought it was to screw with and learn how to OC. Well now that ive done that, i think its time to upgrade to AM2. Ive been looking at the FX-62 and would love to have that thing but its a little out of my price range. So ive been looking at the 5200+ instead. As far as i can tell its the same processor but with a lower multiplier (please correct me if i'm wrong). that being said, i wouldnt mind getting that one and OCing it to 2.8 or 3G.

Im a little hesitant because I know the AMD 65nm's are cooming out soon. I can live with my computer for a bit longer so i dont mind waiting. Should i go for a 90nm 5200+ or one of the 65nm processors? thanks
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If it was me I would hold out a little longer and go for the 65nm. I think it would be worth the wait.

Edit/// FX-62's run at 2.8 ghz stock. So it would have a 14 multi.
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Get a X2 3800 65W on 90nm, 65nm overclocks so far have been a little disapointing, but a X2 3800 will easily get up to 2.6ghz, and the 65W will probably OC higher and use less power.
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If it was me I would hold out a little longer and go for the 65nm. I think it would be worth the wait.

Edit/// FX-62's run at 2.8 ghz stock. So it would have a 14 multi.
so is the 5200+ the same core but with a 13 multi?
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If you're set on AMD, get the AM2 opteron. They are known to hit 3ghz+ on air.
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Quote:
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so is the 5200+ the same core but with a 13 multi?
Basicaly, Your right there! It does only have half the L2 cache. I think.

Edit// Nope it has the same cache as the FX.
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Get a X2 3800 65W on 90nm, 65nm overclocks so far have been a little disapointing, but a X2 3800 will easily get up to 2.6ghz, and the 65W will probably OC higher and use less power.

im not worried about power usage what so ever. If i need a 500w power supply to run the core alone it wouldn't be too much of a prob.
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If you're set on AMD, get the AM2 opteron. They are known to hit 3ghz+ on air.
Im still confused about the whole core speed thing. you could have a intel from 3 or 4 years ago thats running at 3.2Ghz get smoked by a 2.0 939. I'm just throwing numbers out there but is this due to only dual ch or are there other factors that apply?
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Intel P4's have 6 operations/cycle while AMD has 9 operations/cycle.

Multiply AMD's mhz by 1.5 and you will get the speed of your CPU Intel-wise.

The new Core 2 Duo has 12 operations/cycle, that's why it's so dominant compared to netburst and what AMD has to offer.
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Intel P4's have 6 operations/cycle while AMD has 9 operations/cycle.

Multiply AMD's mhz by 1.5 and you will get the speed of your CPU Intel-wise.

The new Core 2 Duo has 12 operations/cycle, that's why it's so dominant compared to netburst and what AMD has to offer.
thats cool, i knew AMD were faster Mhg per Mhz but i didnt know exactly how much
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