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What what what!?!? Stock settings?! Who leaves things at stock? Trying to comprehend the idea of an Athlon 64 running at stock speeds is making my head feel like it's melting. But thanks for putting it up to compare.



-Sean
Hey, I just got all of my parts yesterday and just got it running stock I'm reading up and comming up with overclocking scenarios as I type this

What would you think of a ratio 5:4 fsb to ram, increasing the fsb (htt) to 250 and decreasing the multiplier to 10.5x?
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post #12 of 21
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what about a 3800?
Not a good choice, 512 L2 cache and costs more than the 3700
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do today's games and apps even benefit from 1meg of cache?
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do today's games and apps even benefit from 1meg of cache?
Of course. After L2 cache is full, your processor has to access your system memory which is way slower. At stock speeds, the cache difference is approximately worth 200 mhz cpu speed. You can always increase cpu speed, but you can't increase L2 cache.
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sorry u lost me when u said they are the same chip top to bottom, which 2 where u talking about?
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sorry u lost me when u said they are the same chip top to bottom, which 2 where u talking about?
3700 and 4000
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post #18 of 21
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so you have a 3700+ with 1meg L2?
Yep, San Diego core.
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Benchmarks prove that 1MB L2 cache give you at most 5-8% improvement over 512kb L2, which isn't all that much if you're budget-conscious
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Benchmarks prove that 1MB L2 cache give you at most 5-8% improvement over 512kb L2, which isn't all that much if you're budget-conscious
At stock speeds. You can Overclock to increase core speed, but there's nothing you can do to increase L2 cache.
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