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Money is UBER tight at the mo and I've seen an Opteron 152 going for £40.

As you can see my sig rig is a tad behind the times but I need to make it last as long as possible by upgrading where and when I can. The obvious places are more RAM and a better CPU.

Would the Opteron be worth upgrading to for £40? or would finding a dual core 939 cpu for £40 be a better bet?
    
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Originally Posted by SpuddGunn View Post
Money is UBER tight at the mo and I've seen an Opteron 152 going for £40.

As you can see my sig rig is a tad behind the times but I need to make it last as long as possible by upgrading where and when I can. The obvious places are more RAM and a better CPU.

Would the Opteron be worth upgrading to for £40? or would finding a dual core 939 cpu for £40 be a better bet?
I'd say pick up a dual core... On another note is that a single core opty?.. I had no idea those existed
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Single core Opterons were the first K8 chips, and every K8/K10 socket, except 754, has them.

Anyway, to answer the OP's question, no, an Opteron 152 is not worth it.

No single core chip is worth upgrading to from a 3500+, unless it's free.
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Single core Opterons were the first K8 chips, and every K8/K10 socket, except 754, has them.

Anyway, to answer the OP's question, no, an Opteron 152 is not worth it.

No single core chip is worth upgrading to from a 3500+, unless it's free.
learn somethin new everyday...

Good luck on the upgrade OP AMD FTW
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learn somethin new everyday...

Good luck on the upgrade OP AMD FTW
Cheers, think I'm going to need the luck!
    
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Cheers, think I'm going to need the luck!
i'm sure you can find a nice cheap x2 just stay optimistic.. who knows maybe someone'll be getting rid of a dualcore opty and not know the prices ... who knows?!
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i'm sure you can find a nice cheap x2 just stay optimistic.. who knows maybe someone'll be getting rid of a dualcore opty and not know the prices ... who knows?!
Thats what I'm hoping for.

I saw an Opty 146 go for under £6 yesterday (I know its only a single core), but all the dual core X2's and 165 (and above) Opty's are sky high prices.

Trawling ebay at the mo (should be working mind) seeing whats about.
    
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