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well i would like to get a top end CPU as i want the best bang for my buck lol, but im not sure if dual core is the way to go or not, also do u no if the mobo i have chosen is compatible with the dual core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Desc=Crossfire

Use that for specs, it's better detailed. Yes it has dual cored support. And the opteron I showed you is DEFINENTALLY the best bang for your bucks. The next up from it is in the $700's ($602 was your limit.)
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ok soo if i get that operton instead of the 4400+ x2 what is the main difference? apart from the operton is a better overclocker
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ok soo if i get that operton instead of the 4400+ x2 what is the main difference? apart from the operton is a better overclocker
They're cheaper and clock better than the parts that are priced higher than them, AMD got smart and discontinued them, so get one soon if you're getting it. They run smoothe as buns and stay at cool temps.
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well i have found out that they have an extra 1mb cache but run at the same speed as the 4400+x2, hmm to me AMD seem to have made a big mistake really by makin 2 processors almost identical but the better one being cheaper. soo if i were to get an operton 175, the dfi mobo and the x1800xt 512mb will these 3 component run well with my other components in my comp?
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well i have found out that they have an extra 1mb cache but run at the same speed as the 4400+x2, hmm to me AMD seem to have made a big mistake really by makin 2 processors almost identical but the better one being cheaper. soo if i were to get an operton 175, the dfi mobo and the x1800xt 512mb will these 3 component run well with my other components in my comp?
Like cake and icing. Did I help?
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sure did now i just need to find some place in england that has the cpu in stock this could be a challenge, if i cant get one do u think there will be much difference between a opteron and 4400+x2?
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sure did now i just need to find some place in england that has the cpu in stock this could be a challenge, if i cant get one do u think there will be much difference between a opteron and 4400+x2?
Nah, they both rock! Just go with the opty if you can!
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Nah, they both rock! Just go with the opty if you can!
:withstupi get opty if you can if you can't just get the 4400+
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well i have been looking into gettin the opty and have found it very difficult to find them in UK, but i have found one seller , but i have heard from a friend that i will need registered RAM, is this true because if not i will have to spend more money
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post #20 of 67
the opty for socket 939 does not need registered ram but the socket 940 optys need you're ram will be fine
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