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939 3800x2 - Am I missing something

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I have recently 'upgraded' to the 3800x2 from a 3500+ and to be honest I've not seen any (even slight) improvements in overall system speed or functionality.

Now I wasnt expecting it to set the world on fire, just maybe make things a little quicker.

I've installed the Dual Core Optimizer and ran 3dmark06, just to get a feel for any improvements. Not run any games yet so cant comment on 'real world' benchies.

My stock 3500+ managed 4254 (I think it was) and the 3800x2 only scored 4408. I thought it might score higher than that, maybe around 4700+. Was I expecting too much?
    
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You should notice improvements mostly when multitasking and in a decent number of games.
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did you oc the 3800 yet?
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did you oc the 3800 yet?
Not OC'd yet, I've got to reseat the HSF as temps are around 48 degrees, just wandering around Windows, which seems a tad high for my liking
    
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Multi-threaded applications are going to have the best increase in performance. the 3800+ X2 was the slowest dual core released, but overclocked it might prove pretty decent, also dont be surprised if it runs a little hot on stock cooling.

Try running an anti-virus, while playing a game, you know for a fact you would not be able to do that on a single core CPU
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well you got a kick ass board and a kick ass cpu, together theyll give u a kick ass OC mileage!
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Multi-threaded applications are going to have the best increase in performance. the 3800+ X2 was the slowest dual core released, but overclocked it might prove pretty decent, also dont be surprised if it runs a little hot on stock cooling.

Try running an anti-virus, while playing a game, you know for a fact you would not be able to do that on a single core CPU
Yeah, I've ran WM burning a couple of CD's, and Spybot at the same time and it chugged along quite nicely.

Temps appeared to have calmed down some, now reading around 37-39 degress, running around in windows

Maybe I was a little too hopeful on what it would do
    
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You can at least get 2.5 - 2.6 oc on it easily. But it depends a lot on the quality of your ram. Got mine running 2.85 24/7, orthos 3hrs stable.
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you can OC that chip to at least 2.4 on stock voltage. so give it a shot, its not a bad chip, and if you dont want it, I will gladly take it off your hands.
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