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what should I buy, neeed help
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I just went through the same decision. I went with the 1210 purely because I have been so pleased with the performance of my Opteron 144. Thay are both great overclockers, and the Brisbane has been getting rave reviews from everywhere. Also, server processors are meant to take more abuse and be run longer/harder than desktop PCs. (I get my 1210 today!)

I am sure you will be happy with either choice.

EDIT: The main difference is that you are paying ~$30 for the extra 1mb L2 cache (2x512) and the 'more durable' server chip.
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will I be able to OC them the same
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Thats a near impossible question to answer perfectly :-\\

They should both overclock well, the 3600 probably has more exposure and therefore higher overclocks, but I expect that Opteron to do very well.

Which board?
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Ahh, ok, I just wanted to make sure.

What made your 3500 run out? Voltage options?

Your ram is/was running at 375 FSB, so I can imagine a low multiplier cpu should run up a little higher than your 3500.
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how much can I get from my 3500+?
I just saw the 4000 x2 brisbane is that good??
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Not sure about the 4000. I like the opteron for it's extra L2 though. It's a tough call isn't it?
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are opterons and athlons of the same price equal in performance???
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I just went through the same decision. I went with the 1210 purely because I have been so pleased with the performance of my Opteron 144. Thay are both great overclockers, and the Brisbane has been getting rave reviews from everywhere. Also, server processors are meant to take more abuse and be run longer/harder than desktop PCs. (I get my 1210 today!)

I am sure you will be happy with either choice.

EDIT: The main difference is that you are paying ~$30 for the extra 1mb L2 cache (2x512) and the 'more durable' server chip.

Like stupid said =\\
server chips are ment to be more stable and take more abuse. i think that both chips will perform great i probobly wouldve went with the 1210 if i had the money due to the extra cache. but my 3600+ is a great performer.
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