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Hmmm...try to get the cash and sell your current stuff and go AM2...Best AMD investment atm
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post #12 of 15
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ya, but i can drop that 3400 into an AM3 board when they come out
I think you mean AM2+. AM3 will be the DDR3 platform and I doubt current chips will be compatible with it.
I still say that it's better to keep your current platform and any future upgrades you should concentrate on the GPU. If you want DDR2 then you may as well go Conroe. Can't really see the justification of going from skt939 to AM2.
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post #13 of 15
Ok, so whats a "3400... did you mean a 3600?
Anyway, the AM2 will not be compatable with AM3 because the AM2 have DDR2 controlers and the AM3 have DDR3 controlers.
Back to your current system, you have a 3800+ at 2.8 so why bother upping its CPU!
    
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save up some more for a new am2 mobo and get the 4200 am2 i got my CPU for 90$ and my mobo for 100$
    
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post #15 of 15
Is that a single core Athlon 64 3800+? Don't waste your money on a downgrade. Getting AM2 Sempron is bad idea. Who cares about future compatibility if you are downgrading. You can always upgrade later.

BTW, I have X2 3800+ at 2.6GHz for sale
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