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Currently i have AMD atholn 3500+ Clawhammer it works great but i do alot of video editing and gaming and i wonder what a good dual core would be. Im not sure if i should go with Atholn X2 or Operton Dual core. I would like to overclock but only with air or stock cooling. I am also going to add another gig of ram soon too.

My budget is $400-$600 max. I would like it to have 2.2ghz freq or higher
I was thinkin
AMD Atholn 4400 X2
Operton 175
Operton 170

I read that the Op 170 can overclock to the same as the Op 175 and both those can overclock farther, and more stabily than the X@ 4400.

and does anyone know if another price drop of socket 939 CPUs is comin soon cause i wouldnt upgrade until at least couple months???

Does anyone have CPU suggestions???

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post #2 of 13
4400+ X2 is great...haven't tried an Opti so donno about them
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i hit 2.8 relitively easilty with my 4400+. If i could push more voltage..i think i could easily hit 3.0 GHz
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post #4 of 13
i would suggest stickin to the AMD. I would suggest a FX processor from AMD if you could splurge but I'm thinking it might be a little bit too much of a splurge...check http://www.newegg.com and price check, but if you can spend the xtra money try the FX...they're based on video-editing and overloading your CPU but still getting max performance.
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post #5 of 13
4400+ definitely. its great
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post #6 of 13
I think there is a Dual Core Opteron with a 1 Meg Cache for $450 or so on NewEgg.
post #7 of 13
i was a in a similar problem but i went for the 4400+ dual core, i think its a great CPU, easily OC to a 4800+ so saved the extra Money for a better Graphics card!!! hehe
i hear people normally get about 2.6Ghz OC, with the 4400 but im not really sure about the opteron.
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I was reading around and most websites said that the Opy 170 overclocks very well because it goes under higher tests than the X2 4400 and that the Opy is made of higher silicon too. I heard the Opy 170 2.0ghz can overclock to 2.6ghz easily, and the the 4400+ 2.2ghz can only go to 2.4ghz well that is with stock cooling.

I think im goin Opy 170 but still not sure its $397 at new egg
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post #9 of 13
You could buy a 3800 or opty and get a good cooler, like my big typhoon or a water cooling setup, and it could be pushed to fx-60 levels fairly easily.
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You could buy a 3800 or opty and get a good cooler, like my big typhoon or a water cooling setup, and it could be pushed to fx-60 levels fairly easily.
not easily becasue the 3800 only has 512 cache and the fx60 has 1mb and dont forget that the fx60 can also overclock and easily over 3.0
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