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just wondering which would be a better overclocker and perform better. The 3700 is only about $25 more so I was wondering if it is worth the extra $25 or should I just get the 3500.

I'm in canada so I can't buy from newegg..
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3700+ with 2x the cache for sure... better bang for the buck
    
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what about the 3200+, is it any good for overclocking?
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dont even give it a second thought man. the 3700+ can get up to FX-55 speeds, possibly FX-57. All with twice the cache of a venice core.

the 3200+ is a great overclocker, but it doesnt stand a chance against a San Diego core.
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I would go w/ either the 3200+ or the 3700+ the 3700 has double the cache and a better memory controller so that is a definate plus. the 3200's tend to OC quite well... I'm stuck at 2.6 w/ mine, but I'm not sure if it's my cpu or my mobo... oh well I have a 148 opty and a DFI expert on the way! :-)
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Just so you know, 3500+ is a Venice core and the 3700+ is the San Diego core, so they are two different CPUs, definitely the 3700 MUCH faster.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Remonster
Just so you know, 3500+ is a Venice core and the 3700+ is the San Diego core, so they are two different CPUs, definitely the 3700 MUCH faster.

yeah, there is no need to spend more money to get the 3500 over the 3200 as they both have the same core and the 3200 will oc just as far as the 3500. the 3700 is a better cpu
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post #8 of 12
3700+ san diego by far...the san diego will OC higher. And perform much better.
Dont get the 3500, its a waste of money and others have mentioned if you want to save some cash get the 3200.
3200 will clock probably to the 3500 speeds. The main thing to focus on is the extra L2 cache. It's said to theoretically make your CPU 150-200mhz faster.
So if you have a San Diego at 2800mhz, that's about equal to a venice at 3000mhz.
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Originally Posted by FlaKing
dont even give it a second thought man. the 3700+ can get up to FX-55 speeds, possibly FX-57.
mine runs at 3Ghz, 24/7 with my zalman 9500. that's 200Mhz faster than the FX57, . i had it running at FX55 speeds on the stock heatsink with no problems.

go for the 3700+ SD for sure
post #10 of 12
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thanks for all the replies...any suggested mobo's for the 3700+?

needs to have an agp slot

I was thinking of the Asus A8V? http://usa.asus.com/products4.aspx?l...78&modelmenu=1
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