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Ok I need a dual core cpu espically since I see how much smoother it makes vista run on my friends x2 3800. I dont have the dough to go c2d and I think I am gonna wait a year or a bit more untill I just build a new rig. I have thought about a x2 4200 but I have some questions such as what can of performance improvents could I see going from a 3700 SD @2.8ghz to a avg overclocked +3800 or +4200 X2?

Also I am having a tough decision between the 3800, 4200, opty xxx, or mabey a hard to find in my price range 4400.
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Opty 165 is gonna be in your price range if you can find one new.

Edit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103588

$99.99 plus shipping.
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Wow, your rig is similar to mine in graphics card, cpu, and mobo.
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noooooo go AM2......sell your mobo, cpu, and ram.....buy a new AM2 mobo, CPU, and DDR2 ram.....tack on that $130 and voila!! AM2 will be cheaper too!

At least that's what I'd do.
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opteron 165 for sure...With a decent stepping you should be able to hit atleast 2.4-2.6 and with a excellent stepping you should hit 2.6+
    
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noooooo go AM2......sell your mobo, cpu, and ram.....buy a new AM2 mobo, CPU, and DDR2 ram.....tack on that $130 and voila!! AM2 will be cheaper too!

At least that's what I'd do.
I would but the thing is my plan is to just go up to my mom and tell her I need a new cpu and that it will cost $1-$130, so UI cant just tack on anything because I dont have anything.

I was considering an opty but I had heard that it is risky or something like that because of the multi.
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I would but the thing is my plan is to just go up to my mom and tell her I need a new cpu and that it will cost $1-$130, so UI cant just tack on anything because I dont have anything.

I was considering an opty but I had heard that it is risky or something like that because of the multi.
With a DFI nF4 SLI-D? You'll be fine.
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Opteron 165 all the way
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I was considering an opty but I had heard that it is risky or something like that because of the multi.
Well if you get a Opty with a high multi then you don't have to worry about that
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Some prefer the flexability of the Opty 170 and its 10x, just a thought
    
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