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Will I be able to tell the difference going from a e6300 @ ~ 3 GHZ to a AMD 3600? I only play games like CS 1.6 and Age of Empires II and go on the internet. Sometimes a burn DVDs. Should I instead get the E2160? JW whats the multi on the 2160 and does it have the bad IHS like the 4300?
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EDIT: Will the new line of AMD CPUs run on AM2 or a new skt?
    
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I would stay with the E6300 IMO, they overclock soo well. If you just wanna run on stocks go with the AMD cpu...
    
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I do OC, my 6300 is over 3ghz, but I need to make some money thats why.
    
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Will I be able to tell the difference going from a e6300 @ ~ 3 GHZ to a AMD 3600? I only play games like CS 1.6 and Age of Empires II and go on the internet. Sometimes a burn DVDs. Should I instead get the E2160? JW whats the multi on the 2160 and does it have the bad IHS like the 4300?
Thanks all +repzorz bien sur

EDIT: Will the new line of AMD CPUs run on AM2 or a new skt?
if you're just playing those games and running them type of apps etc and need to make some money, i would say you probably wouldnt nothice the difference too much. What do you mean by new line? if you mean the windsor cores etc, then they're AM2 the new opty quad core etc are socket F.
    
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I mean the new barcelonas. And yea I think youre right. Wiki says they are socket F :\\\\ . So I am future proofed right now with my conroe system but I wont be with my AMD system.
    
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I mean the new barcelonas. And yea I think youre right. Wiki says they are socket F :\\\\ . So I am future proofed right now with my conroe system but I wont be with my AMD system.
yeh, thats right. however am2+ should be more upgradable, cus its compatible with am2 cpus and ddr2 and ddr3 ram, i think. So you could ust get a newer board with your am2 cpu and ram until u could afford a newer cpu when the new line comes out

Also AM2+ boards will support AM3 cpus.

wikipedia AM2+
    
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Sorry for the double post, just wanted to rabble about the e2160

review of the e2160

it has a 9x multi
hope ive been of some help
    
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The new AM2+ boards should be hitting the shelves within the next couple of months. However, don't expect the AM2+ chips to be hitting the shelves anytime soon. The desktop AM2+ chips probably aren't going to be released until Q1 of 2008, so you're going to be waiting a LONG time for something that we really have no idea on how well it performs.

For what you say you'll be doing, you should be fine with a Brisbane 3600+. The first AM2+ chips will probably be quad-core and cost way more than a Brisbane does right now. Plus, you won't be needing quad-core for AOE or burning DVDs. If money is tight, a Brisbane will fit the bill. You can get a Brisbane 3600+ and a decent OCing mobo for less than $150 these days. You definitely can't get that kind of deal with Intel right now.
    
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From what I understand, the CPU plays a significant role in pixel rendering, so you may well see a difference.
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