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post #11 of 19
personally I'd be going for the Dual-Core. They may have very little effect in regular processing and gaming, but there are constant advancements in the way the software is being coded to utilize both dual-core and dual-CPU. There're already patches floating around for a couple of games enabling better utilization of dual-core processors, and alot of software development companies are looking into coding in 64-bit.

Seriously, I'd definately go for any AMD with bith 64-bit architecture and mulit-cores.
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post #12 of 19
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Well, I guess the majority has spoken. But i do plan on staying amd. I'm gonna think about it for a day and see what I want to lol.

btw, do you think ill have to reformat and reinstall if i change to dual core, I know you dont need to do anything if ur switching cpus (single core)
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i find it funny that there are so many cats that have never even tested a X2 that are so against em at the moment but as soon as games the gaYme of the week that runs best on an X2... they will be the first ones in line picking theirs up along with the X2 pompoms.

i had an opteron for about a week...oc'd it to 2.9. dual core @ 2.6 was/is better imho.
-multitasked hella better
-smoother overall
-video encoding was double the speed
-boots to os faster if a few seconds really matter(pretty much everything is faster with the exception of benches and a frame rates)
-i have yet to see any sort of lag even when running dual prime & dual pi
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post #14 of 19
Just remeber for gaming single core is better and dual cores arent faster they just dont slow down
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post #15 of 19
well dual core would be just as good as single for gaming if you could get the same overclock. But usually dual cores dont OC as high...thats the difference, and the fact that most games only allow one core anyways....when games become dual enabled, then the 2 cores will be better.
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post #16 of 19
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Well, I just got my opty stable 3.0ghz at just 1.58V, Full load temps at 42....So I think im going to stick with the opty until maybe the new socket comes out for AMD.

I think i can't really beat 3ghz amd for 200 bucks.
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post #17 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by n19htmare
Well, I just got my opty stable 3.0ghz at just 1.58V, Full load temps at 42....So I think im going to stick with the opty until maybe the new socket comes out for AMD.

I think i can't really beat 3ghz amd for 200 bucks.
A very wise and astute choice my friend ! The arrival of the new AMD core 'M2' should provide some interesting technology gains, well I am hoping so.

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I wouldn't sell it for less if you can do that much with it.
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I wouldn't sell it for less if you can do that much with it.

yeah i know, I wasnt intending to sell it for any less that 250 if i did sell it. But, with this new board, the cpu has really come through as an excellent chip. I just know that if i sell it now, i'll most likely never come across such a nice chip at $200.

Funny that I went in store to buy a mouse (for my "Intel" system that I had) and walked out with an opteron.. all i knew at the moment was that these were in demand lol. Lucky me I got one of the best chips and made the switch to amd. Tis was a wise move indeed, But i still can't wait for next gen chips from both sides.

Socket M2 from AMD, The 65nm chips from Intel (conroe and stuff)... more stuff to waste money on . lol
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