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well if your not ocing look at the cache and stuff like that, i personally have a opti 170 which is running at 2.8 right now but as mentioned above it took some work to get there

i like the dual core guys because now i can listen to music while playing my online games with teamspeak running and still alt tab out easily and do whatever it is i need to do- somehting that would stress my single core opti a bit

eventually programs will use the dual core more hopefully- right now i like to fold while i play stuff like cod 2

in my opinion i would go with a opti 165 or 170 (if you can afford it) just because they have 2x1mb cache as compared to the 3800 which does have a
higher speed then the 165 but with very little hassle you can oc these guys to 2.4 or so easily (generally)- this is jsut my opinion
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that benchmarks site in post number 2 rated the athlon 64 3800 venice above the rest, second only to the fx series and the 4000+, but someone else was saying the 3700 san diego was better so i just dont know what to think.

is it worth splashing out a little extra on a 4000 sd with the extra l2 cache, or would the 3700 be a better choice?
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since the opterons increased in price due to their extreme overclocking ability, and that's the only reason they increased in price, the best bet is to get the san diego 3700. The 3700 will overclock to around the same range as the 4000, and its cheaper....the whole point of overclocking is NOT spending alot of money on a processor and making it run the speed of the higher priced chips. Dont waste money if you dont have to.

i bet they believe my price increase bs...
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Meh...future proof and get your dual core...i mean you wont have much performance boost now...but you will be sure you wont be considered slow when vista comes out (if that ever happens)...

Oh, and what's this about people saying the 3800+ runs at 2.4....it simply doesn;t....it runs at 2.0....the 4800+ runs at 2.4...even reputable computing magazines are getting this wrong....stating the 4400+ runs at 2.4 qand that the 4600+ runs at 2.6...i mean what the crap...we of all people should know this stuff!!! [/rant]
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its actually the single core athlon 64 3800 that runs at 2.4
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Originally Posted by stewart
its actually the single core athlon 64 3800 that runs at 2.4
He was saying that the dual core 3800+ can OC to 2.4GHz easily (stock @ 2.0GHz)

I agree tytlyf, get a 3700+ sandy, their dirt cheap and can land you 2.8+ The opty's are getting rare and expensive..
    
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