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Right...
had no luck finding a Athlon 64 X2 4800+ 939 socket to upgrade to...

BUT managed to a AMD OPTERON 180 2.4GHz X2 DUAL CORE 939 nt 4800+

the idea of this is upgrading on a TIGHT budget...

With cost meeting perfromce
Is this worth the £88 (inc delivery?)

Currently using an AMD Athlon 64 3.7+

Culd sum1 as well just confirm that THIS Opteron will owrk on my board?
http://www.asrock.com/mb/cpu.asp?Model=939Dual-SATA2&s=
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post #2 of 17
The 939 Opterons where my favorite Athlon 64 chip. I built two 165 systems and a 175 for myself. The 180s where not all that popular becasue they where just so expensive. 80 quid is a little steep for an older CPU.

The OSA180DAA6CD is the Opteron 180. So it will work with the P1.40 bios.
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The Opteron 165 and 175 are being sold for more on some places that the 180!

but overall (money aside) is it a good step up from my current CPU?
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It's great.

I had the same overclock on an Athlon 64, and once I went to Opteron... well, you know.
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From what i see, there is a huge performance difference from a single core 939 to a dual core 939. The optys have twice as much L2 over the athlons, so it would defiantly give you the performance boots your looking for. I would recommend getting an after market cooler for the opty tho.. They run a little hotter than a single core 939.
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Good CPU , great upgrade but too expensive. You can sell what you have and go Intel.
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From what i see, there is a huge performance difference from a single core 939 to a dual core 939. The optys have twice as much L2 over the athlons, so it would defiantly give you the performance boots your looking for. I would recommend getting an after market cooler for the opty tho.. They run a little hotter than a single core 939.
Huge performamce boost as in what cause my X2 4400+ doesnt seem faster at all and i bearly have any programs that use 2 cores. Even games dognt get more FPS. The only thing is 3dmark which score much higher.
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post #8 of 17
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Huge performamce boost as in what cause my X2 4400+ doesnt seem faster at all and i bearly have any programs that use 2 cores. Even games dognt get more FPS. The only thing is 3dmark which score much higher.
Go play some Bioshock, Assassins Creed, COD4, Crysis, Supreme Commander, and than tell me that you don't see a difference between a single core and a dual core. I tried playing Bioshock and Crysis on my moms computer which had my old 3700+ at 2.5GHZ and those two games were almost unplayable due to them being multi core dependent. When I upgraded it to an Opteron 180 clocked at 2.5GHZ is ran like butter. Pretty much any new game thats already out or is coming out will use at least 2 cores.
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post #9 of 17
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Some are saying £88 for the 180 is too expensive and to sell rig?
but no one is gona buy what i have just now...lol

after doing some extensive searches...165 and 175 chips are going for over £100...
with some places charging £300 for them!!!

£88 might be expensive...
but its cheapers than getting a new Motherboard...RAM...CPU...GPU...PSU...
(AS i priced my "new" rig at £700 for a Q6600 system!)

and if your saying the 180 is noticably faster than current CPU...
then is it not a good upgrade worth going for??!

Yes or NO?...lol
Edited by Valllldondo - 6/3/08 at 7:30am
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Originally Posted by Valllldondo View Post

after doing some extensive searches...165 and 175 chips are going for over £100...
with some places charging £300 for them!!!
please tell me where you find these chips going for that as I have a 165 sat here doing nothing and could do with the cash..



as for ebay......I would NEVER buy anything from that seller as I know a few people that have bought items from him that were not as described
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