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Poll Results: Upgrade CPU or Build new system

Poll expired: Jan 15, 2007  
  • 40% (2)
    X2 4200+
  • 20% (1)
    X2 4400+
  • 0% (0)
    X2 4600+
  • 40% (2)
    Build New System
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post #1 of 8
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I currently have an A64 3700 San Diego, and was wondering if i should upgrade my cpu or if i should just wait and build a C2D system. Any advice will be greatly apreaciated. Thanks
post #2 of 8
Wait for a c2d. (intel fanboy speaking so )
    
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http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...e-cpu-c2d.html

Just asked the same question, not sure if your mobo supports opty or x2 like mine.

But ive decided to wait till next summer and go for a 3800 x2 or an opty 165.

Both £100 (will be about $135 for you)

So if you can afford it, go C2D if you want a great performance boost for a mere $135 go x2/opty

Read the thread for more info

EDIT: looked at your poll, get a 4200+
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post #4 of 8
If you wait.... how long will it be?

I'd say, upgrade the CPU now ($160 or so for an Opty 165), and wait until second half 2007, when both Intel and AMD should come out with their true quad core CPUs (and not their current fake stuff)

Same answer I gave Iced

Opty: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103588 $153.99

I'd pick the Opty over the X2 for its overclockability (good one can hit 3.0, and what I've heard mostly good steppings are shipped now)
    
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
If you wait.... how long will it be?

I'd say, upgrade the CPU now ($160 or so for an Opty 165), and wait until second half 2007, when both Intel and AMD should come out with their true quad core CPUs (and not their current fake stuff)

Same answer I gave Iced
actually im selling my laptop tonite to buy this weekend.
post #6 of 8
Then go C2D if you are alright with investing the money into it. But i would still say it would be cheaper to upgrade your CPU and wait for C2D to improve. All i can say is i took chozarts advice. It all depends on how badly ou want C2D
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post #7 of 8
If you build a new system you will have to have lots and lots of money which most of us don't have! There is a few threads though that show that there isn't any huge improvement between a socket 939 system and a AM2! Anyway...if you decide on just buying a cpu...you should take the 4400 because it has 2 x 1MB cache where the 3800 and 4200 have 2 x 512 kb
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post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart View Post

I'd say, upgrade the CPU now ($160 or so for an Opty 165), and wait until second half 2007, when both Intel and AMD should come out with their true quad core CPUs (and not their current fake stuff)
I agree...Once the amd quad core come out...Intel will crap their pants like before! Why do you want a intel c2d that's not even that much faster then a dual core amd? Just think for yourself...If a dual core amd can do so good compared to a C2D...Hows the quad core going to do against the C2D?
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