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If you were to get a duel core processor for around $300 what would you get?

I'm thinking about upgrading to a duel core, though I'm not sure on it yet.
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for about $300 i would get the athlon 64 x2 3800, the opteron are too expensive and i think it is use more for servers.
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Originally Posted by sumasage
for about $300 i would get the athlon 64 x2 3800, the opteron are too expensive and i think it is use more for servers.
Ya either the 3800+ x2 or opteron 165, which 939.

Anyone heard anything about the 165? does it overclock as well as a 3000+?
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post #4 of 21
Well the Opterons are great but a bit pricey so all in all really i think you should go with the X2
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Only thing that would keey me away from the Opteron is the 165 only has a x9 multiplier, so overclocking could be a little more difficult, while the 3800+ X2 has a x10 multiplier. A 170 or 175 are the ideal chips because they have x10 and x11 multiplier respectively.
    
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Originally Posted by YiffyGriffy
Only thing that would keey me away from the Opteron is the 165 only has a x9 multiplier, so overclocking could be a little more difficult, while the 3800+ X2 has a x10 multiplier. A 170 or 175 are the ideal chips because they have x10 and x11 multiplier respectively.
But most top out about 2.7ish anyway so why not get the 165 and oc it to 2.7?

or are they not that good overclockers?
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post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by beserkjay
But most top out about 2.7ish anyway so why not get the 165 and oc it to 2.7?

or are they not that good overclockers?
Cause then you gotta run 300x9 instead of 270x10 or whatever, which means you either need to have really good RAM or spend some timing messing around with different multipliers and dividers. And hope you have a board that can run 300HTT or higher.
    
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Originally Posted by YiffyGriffy
Cause then you gotta run 300x9 instead of 270x10 or whatever, which means you either need to have really good RAM or spend some timing messing around with different multipliers and dividers. And hope you have a board that can run 300HTT or higher.
I'm pretty sure my board can, but I have never tried that much of an overclock.
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post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by beserkjay
I'm pretty sure my board can, but I have never tried that much of an overclock.
Easy way to find out Drop the CPU multiplier to like x8 and put the memory on a 2:1 divider and see how high it'll go
    
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post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by YiffyGriffy
Easy way to find out Drop the CPU multiplier to like x8 and put the memory on a 2:1 divider and see how high it'll go
I ment for my future overclocking adventures Found a sweet spot with this one already.

Just thinking about upgrading and not sure what(or even if) i should get.
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