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My friend upgraded his 3700+ to a 4400 X2 and hes currently selling it. I'm wondering what kind of performance increase I would see by switching my socket 478 3.2 E clocked at 3.8 Ghz to the SD 3700+ then overclocking it. My the mobo for the amd is a dfi nF4 I think. Thanks guys.

PS, I would mainly be considering it for game performance like AOE3 and Source games
    
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It will scream past the Intel amigo. You would notice an increase in enjoyment in your games as well. Quick load times and better FPS.

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Well i would say save your money and get some new and spiffy, save for maybe the new AM2 AMD's or the new Conroe chip from Intel that is AMAZING <3
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No point really, sure it will be better.......but stick with what you have. Thats my 2 cents.
    
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He already has the motherboard so all it is a processor. Assuming that 800pro is PCIe. As long as the "friend" cuts him a good deal why not go for it?

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Well I will get a decent deal, and I dont want to upgrade to any of the new chips coming out since they will cost a fortune and yes I will have to buy a new mb, and change my ddr to ddr2 and then change my x800pro agp to some pci-express vid. Will I see much change in FPS with source games? When I'm in counterstrike and there is like 40 players in the game my fps can hit a spike as low as a dismal 13 fps sometimes. Will the 3700 help with that? (my framerate with no players is still well over 100 at 1600x1200)
    
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I guess that DFI you have is AGP then no? Hmmm that issue with the frame rates may be do to the server side and not you. I do know this, when I switched from my P4 3.2 prescott with AGP to what you see in my sig, I noticed a big difference in load times and game play in BF2. I did have a 6800GT in my AMD setup before the 7800 so I am compairing it to that. I had a 6800 AGP unlocked to GT preformance in the Intel. I am glad I switched. Will you see the same results? Maybe. See if your friend wont let you borrow it and try it out on the DFI, if you notice a preformance increase buy it, if not let him sell it to someone else.

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The sandiego should surpass FX57 speeds, while your intel is overclocked, basically to the speeds of intel's top single core processors. Just checkout out the cpu bencharks between an FX57 and intel's best, and decide if it's worth it.
http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.ht...2=207&chart=68
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Originally Posted by patjeffe
My friend upgraded his 3700+ to a 4400 X2 and hes currently selling it. I'm wondering what kind of performance increase I would see by switching my socket 478 3.2 E clocked at 3.8 Ghz to the SD 3700+ then overclocking it. My the mobo for the amd is a dfi nF4 I think. Thanks guys.

PS, I would mainly be considering it for game performance like AOE3 and Source games

jeez I dont think half of thoses guys are answering your question. Anyways I switched to a AMD not to long ago, check my sig if ya want. Anyways the performance was insane, windows loaded quicker, not a multitasking processor but I was able to rip a dvd and watch another riped one at the same time. Other then that pending on what stepping it is, you can probably expect at least 2.8Ghz to 3.0Ghz daily!! right now I am running in between

So I say get it!!! NOW!!

EDIT:erauman you are totally right I just got done explaining that in another thread, basically same chip just the 3700+ is multiplier locked
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