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post #1 of 21
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I'm ready to upgrade my CPU. My bro is gonna buy my 3200 for $100, then i'm getting $150 so i've got about $250. I'll have more than that though, probly just enough to get the X2 3800. My question is, what should i get? Should i go ahead and get the X2 or go for a 3700 and maybe get an awesome cooler for it an OC that crap out of it? How much better is a X2 3800 than a 3700? or Oppy 146?
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post #2 of 21
X2 then save up some more and get a cooler later. Depending on the stepping, those 3800+ can overclock well.
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post #3 of 21
yes, they do oc very well
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post #4 of 21
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say i have a 3700 and a X2 3800. How much better will the X2 perform on games and such?
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post #5 of 21
And you don't want ending up paying 80$ on a cooler to OC a 3700 at 3800 OC speed with stock cooler .

Go with 3800 and buy cooler later I say.
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post #6 of 21
RIght now..
X2 not as well..
When games support it..(real soon)
Better
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post #7 of 21
Go with the X2... I have it and it games great and is great for multitasking (like it should be). I haven't been able to OC it all that much yet because I need a better heatsink/fan for mine, so I agree with what a couple of the others members say, just get a better cooler a little later on.
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post #8 of 21
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ok, how much better will the X2 be than my 3200? What kind of jumps would i see in benchmarks?
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post #9 of 21
For single core benches.
None at all.
For dual core benches a LOT.
LoL
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post #10 of 21
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what if i can get a 4000 San Diego for pretty cheap? I saw some on eBay BUY IT NOW for like $250 but the bids were on like $50. Ifi can get one of them for like 150 or 200 then i could get a kick A$$ cooler for it.
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