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Now that Dual Core CPUs have fallen in price, I was wondering what would be comparable in performance to my current single core CPU.

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Thanks.

Also, I have it OCd 24/7 at 2.8
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post #2 of 8
what's your CPU running at? Honestly, any AMD dual core will be an improvement in most apps...especially since you'll be overclocking most likely....

Opteron 165 is your best bet.
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post #3 of 8
you don,t need dual core for gaming yet your cpu is good enough for a while , just wait for the new games which utilises the dual core to come out then think about upgrading .
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Newegg shipped me a opty 170 stepping ccbbe which has just hit 3003.4 ghz so you might want to consider that.. Plus with the 170 you get the 10x multi instead of the 9 that the 165 offers...

IMO get the opteron 170 from newegg.
    
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yah you have a decent proc i would stick with it for now..and save the money for an am2 or core2 system
    
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Dual Core ftw

165 will take you long ways.
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anyone who says "Games don't use dual core"...doesn't have a dual core. Get the 165, and you will know what I'm sayin.
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Originally Posted by Sideburns View Post
anyone who says "Games don't use dual core"...doesn't have a dual core. Get the 165, and you will know what I'm sayin.
all the reviews show no defferince in fps between single and dual core in the majoraty of games up to this day , only very few games can benefit from dual core and this isnt my talking , just check some game reviews and you,ll see .
however this will change soon , and untill it happens , there is no reason to get dual core if u have a good single core cpu , on the other hand , if u have a bad cpu and u need a new setup then for sure dual core is the way to go
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