Originally Posted by LifIsPeachy02
My dad is looking to build a new computer and just want to know what processor is better. He is looking at a X2 3800+ or a amd 64 4000+ San Diego core. We just wanted some other opinions.
If your wanting to get it now, and have the best out of it now i would suggest the 4000+ on the stock heatsink with AS5 you can get around 2.7-2.8ghz ihave mine at 2.7ghz and going to upgrade Heatsink soon so i can oc it further, the 3800x2 will get around the same but really is nothing is made for dual core at this moment expect photo editing programs, you really would'nt get the best out of the x2 tell later down the road.It really depends on what your going to use the cpu for.They perform just about the same jsut one is dual core the other isn't. But i would say you could OC the 4000+ further then the x2, (but make sure you get the San diego core if you get the 4000+)