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i'm planning on upgrading my system to an Am2 motherboard with SLI support and DDR2 667 but i don't know what processor is best for me, my actual processor is a good ol' 3000+ 939 venice @ 2628.2Mhz so i have to get something better than that, a x2 processor would be cool.My money limit is 300 USD for the processor.
i really dont know much about x2 processors overclocking.
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post #2 of 16
You could just get a 3600x2 Brisbane for $70, OC it, and have a pocket full of money left over
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yep if you know how to OC (and by getting a 3000 to 2.6ghz I'm guessing you do) then a Brisbane X2 3600+ is a very good choice. It will easily hit 2.8ghz and can go over 3. Then you can save plenty of money for late this year when the phenom X2's and X4's release since they will work on AM2 boards (just without a few options AM2+ boards will have such as independent voltage controllers)

X2's overclock just the same as A64s
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post #4 of 16
You have another vote for the 3600 X2 Brisbane. Stock it's at 1.9GHz, OCs on stock voltage to around 2.6GHz and over-volted to around 3.0-3.1GHz.

For the mobo I suggest DFI Infinity SLI M2 if you're on a budget.
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post #5 of 16
3600, definitely.
post #6 of 16
brisbane x2 3600 + biostar tforce 550 = approx $138 and hits 2.9 to 3 ghz consistently on stock cooling

post #7 of 16
Not knowing how far $300 goes in your part of the world it's tough to say what you can buy!
    
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post #8 of 16
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THANK YOU REALLY MUCH GUYS FOR YOUR HELP,i'm definitely going for the 3600+ Brisby,that processor costs 94 USD here(it's EnergyEfficient).
Also i've been checking for SLI mobos and found these(i CAN afford them):
Asus M2N4-SLI AM2 Nforce 4 (110 USD)
ABIT KN9 SLI Socket AM2 - Nvidia NF 570 (173 USD)
MSI K9N SLI Platinum AM2 (215 USD)
which one is the best for you guys???
i've always used MSI mobos and they've served me very well but you guys know more than me and you have the final word.
To The Duke: 300 USD goes as far as getting processor+mobo(a basic SLI mobo) and maybe 1GB DDR2 667.
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post #9 of 16
[QUOTE=CravinR1;2157954]brisbane x2 3600 + biostar tforce 550 = approx $138 and hits 2.9 to 3 ghz consistently on stock cooling

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3600 great choice

cravin whats with temp 1?
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post #10 of 16
Temp1 on cravins board are his HOT Overclockin Skillz.

Kidding aside, I think it's an error w/ either board or chipset. I have 4 of the same setups with the same temp1 on SF. lol.
    
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