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i am trying to build a nice gameing computer for under 800$ and found the amd athlon 64 processor 3200+ Socket 939 for 164$ and was wondering what it ment when it said 3200+ becouse when i looked under specs it said Processor Speed: 64 3200+ / 2.00GHz
any idea what that meens?
    
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The 3200+ is the PR (Performance Rating), it's a way for AMD to compare directly to Intel's P4 line. A 3200+ is equal to or better in gaming than a 3.2 P4.

A 3200+ is a fine way to go for a budget gamer
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thanks and is the 2.00Ghz by any chance the front side bus becouse im looking at an 85$ mobo with 1600 would that be a problim for this processer?
    
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it means that it is roughly equivalent to a P4 3.2 Ghz.

basically that cpu will outperform even the most expensive intel chips in games. for general computing it will be about on par w/ a 3-3.2 ghz intel.

I went from a P4 530 3.0Ghz,
1gb DDR2 533Mhz RAM
msi 6600GT

to my current rig:
it originally had
1gb Corsair 3200C2 RAM
msi 6600GT (same card)
Aspire 500w psu. everything else is same as my sig.

my AMD system pawnd my intel rig in games. just for general computing it was on par, maybe a little slower w/o the hyper threading feature when I ran multiple programs and photoshop. But once I OC'd my rig there was no comparison.

here's a roundup of most current cpus on games
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...cpu-games.html
part II
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...pu-games2.html


hope this helps you some.
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Your FSB should be 800mhz or 1000mhz, 2.00ghz is the cpu multiplier by the hypertransport...200x5=1000mhz bus.
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The 2ghz is the clock frequency, the fsb is either 1600 or 2000 (800 and 1000 but ddr makes it 2x that) depending on the socket. If you are looking at a socket 754 processor then that motherboard is the right one, if you're looking at the 939 processor you need a different motherboard, if indeed it is a 939 socket motherboard a descent one would be a Chaintech VNF4 ultra, I picked mine up for about 70$ with shipping at newegg, it was on sale. Also if you get that motherboard, look for a video card that is PCI-Express. If you link me to the motherboard you were looking at I can tell you what all you would need.
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heers the mobo specks im looking at tell me what you think
Form Factor: ATX
Processor Interface: Socket 939
Processors Supported: AMD Athlon 64
Processors Supported: AMD Athlon 64 FX
Processors Supported: AMD Athlon 64 X2
Processors Supported: AMD Opteron 1xx Series
Processors Supported: AMD Opteron Dual-Core
Additional Technologies: HyperTransport Technology
Front Side Bus: 1600MHz
Northbridge: nVIDIA nForce3 250Gb
Number of Slots: 4
Number of Pins: 184-Pin
Maximum Memory Supported: 4GB
Memory Supported: DDR266 (PC2100)
    
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thanks and is the 2.00Ghz by any chance the front side bus becouse im looking at an 85$ mobo with 1600 would that be a problim for this processer?
Which motherboard? It would be a crying shame to run anything under 2gig "front side bus" on a 939.

I put front side bus in quotations because the 2000 MHz is actually the HyperTransport bus, which is a theoretical bus speed. It's confusing I know, the bottom line is: the computer has a FSB of 200MHz, a HyperTransport of 2000 (for 939), and clock speed of FSB x's CPU Multiplier.

Link the motherboard here, and we'll help you decide yay or nay, and even point in a direction for a better board for the same money
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post #9 of 24
no, 2.0ghz is the cpu frequency. the fsb is 1ghz. only it's called htt for a64's. it's just like DDR though... DDR400 runs at 200mhz... u double it for effective frequency. so effective htt frequency is 2.0ghz
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i was wondering what did it meen by Northbridge: nVIDIA nForce3 250Gb?
    
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