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Im looking to upgrade my cpu & mobo but can anyone give me any advice on what to buy? I want to keep total cost as much below £250 as possible.
I considred-
1. Just updating my cpu to an Athlon 64 3700+ on same mobo, (But im having difficultys overclockin this mobo)
2. Buyin new combo alltogether

It must be AMD tho, no intel suggestions please cos i wont have it! I been there before and im never goin back!!! A good overclock would be the best!
Any advice is great
Thanks!
    
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If you want the best overclocking options then I'd go for DFI. The nF4 Ultra-D is a great mobo, if you don't want SLI. Otherwise the DFI nf4 SLI-D if you do. Overclockers UK have these boards for around £100.
For your CPU the 3700+ should be fine. However, if you want to try something else, you should be able to pick up an Opteron 146 for around £140 that is likely to do upwards of 2.7Ghz.
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how much would the opertron cost and are they 64 bit? which would you buy?
the opertron or the athlon 64? I would like the A 64 4000+ but im tryin not to be too gready!!
    
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how much would the opertron cost and are they 64 bit? which would you buy?
the opertron or the athlon 64? I would like the A 64 4000+ but im tryin not to be too gready!!
http://www.cpucityshop.co.uk/product...fb7ae49d57cd6f
The Opterons are essentially the same core as the San Diegos, and yes they're 64 bit.

I'd take the cheapest option of either the 3700+ or the Opteron, which is usually the Opteron. The 4000+ is the same core as the 3700+, just with an extra multiplier and on average, overclocks the same as the 3700+. Pointless really if you're overclocking.

The stepping of the Opteron at CPU City is a decent one, and many people have hit 2.8Ghz on low voltages, so it should be a decent buy.

If you already have the 3700+ and haven't sold it yet, I'd stick with that as it should hit around the same speed as most Opterons.
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Thanks for the info, i think i mint just put the 3700+ on the mobo i got!
    
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do you already have the 3700+ if not get the opteron!
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