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post #1 of 10
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I have an intel 340 Celeron D processor right now but I am changeing to an AMD Athlonâ„¢ 64 Processor 3000+ with HyperTransportâ„¢ Technology.

I know its dated as a processor but the price for the intel is about 62 and the amd is 189. Three times the price just becouse the intel is intel dosent sound right.

I just want to make sure the AMD processor will be an upgrade in speed and not a downgrade. I dont know much about AMD vrs Intel except AMD is better for gaming.

Also it wont help me to know what is better for the same price, I just need to know the difference in speed for the two processors.
post #2 of 10
Don't worry about it being dated, computer hardware gets dated within a few months anyways. I have an AMD 64 3200+ which is just a step up from the 3000+ and i love it. It is deffinatly better then a celeron.
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For an extra 100 dollars I can get a 3500+ but I really dont think its worth that much. Then again I know nothing about processors.
post #4 of 10
Stick with the 3000+, I upgraded from an athlon xp 2600, this cpu if faster by far
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Where are you shopping for cpu's? newegg has the 3200+ Venice's for $171, which are definitely the best value amd chips (if you are going to OC). There's no comparison between those and a celeron 340 D
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I dont overlclock things. I am buying from Best Buy becouse I have over 300 bucks in giftcards. Limited selection for items, but I cant beat already paid for
post #7 of 10
Buy something for 300 then take it back for a refund LOL, then use the cash at Newegg!
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You cant get money from a gift card, unless the sales assistant is a dummy
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post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by erauman
newegg has the 3200+ Venice's for $171, which are definitely the best value amd chips
thats debatable... I think the Opteron 148 @ 2.2ghz and 1mb l2 cache is a far better deal at $207 from Monarch.

And as for the main question, any Athlon 64 processor would be an upgrade from a celeron.
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post #10 of 10
the 3000+ is a GREAT processor. I wish I woulda bought that of the 3200+ instead of the 3500+. It's got all the speed you need if you have good ram like mine. All of the Venices overclock pretty much the same, so any processor can be good...
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