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post #1 of 10
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I have a athlon x2 4850e cpu. For $40 i can pick up a phenom x3 720. For the price is it a good deal? Thanks
post #2 of 10
Not really. The original phenom's were garbage.
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post #3 of 10
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Its a phenom ii x3. Sorry for confusion
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Oh then yes, it is very much an upgrade. Do you have a mobo planned for it?
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Its what im using now a gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2. Nothing special but will work for now.
post #6 of 10
Oh it does indeed support the Phenom II. Well then yes, I would jump on that deal. smile.gif Had a Phenom II X2 and loved it for most things. It didn't handle media encoding well, but that's a draw back of dual cores.
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post #7 of 10
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Just going to use it to play games. Right now the 4850e is bottlenecking my gtx 260 in bf3 and tf2.
post #8 of 10
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updated bios, popped it in and WOW. what a performance difference. now to get a sata hard drive next LOL
post #9 of 10
Silvos approves.
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post #10 of 10
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thanks for the info Silvos00 cant believe how nice its running. considering it was a free pc, monitor keyboard and mouse. I got a $20 gtx 260 and a $40 x3 720 cpu and its awesome
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