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Soon i'm going to purchase another processor, which would be the best. I game a good bit and listen to music at the same time. Which leads me to believe that I should dual core it, but that is about the extent of my multiprocessing. Give me some suggestions guys!
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I'd say go with the X2. It's a good multitasker and with programs and games that utilize dual core processing coming out in the near future, it's a decent way to futureproof yourself. Dual core will be almost manditory at some point within the next two years or so, and probably sooner if you're a big gamer.
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If it's within your budget go with the X2 4400. It's an all around better CPU.

If for some reason you do get a 4000+ Dont buy the Clawhammer, It does not support SSE3. Go with the San Diego Core.
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dual core all the way..but may i suggest the opteron 165. its way cheaper and 400 mhz lower. you can definitely overclock just as high as you can overclock the x2 4400. you save you save like 140 bucks too
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Yeah, the Optys are pretty sweet.
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post #6 of 6
The X2 4400 is ranked the best "bang for your buck" dual core CPU by Computer Shopper. I say get it!
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