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i have a 3500 venice runing 2.850mhz , and i was thinking of getting a sandy 3700 or 4000 due to the 1gig cache instead of 512 , do u guys think that i will be able to overclock higher with the 4000 than the 3700 ?? or its not worth the diference of price , or should i go with dual core ?? if so which dual core is the best overclocker ?? need something that can run around 2.9 3.0 mhz ! oh ! also my needs is 90% gaming !
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First off, its 1MB l2 cache...not 1gb if that was 1gb, we wouldnt need memory haha.

get the 3700+, it can overclock to 4000+ speeds...BUT if you want dual core, get a 3800+ it can overclock to 4000+ speeds as well.
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I'd get the 3700+, from what I'm seen they've been easier to overclock. It plays games well for me.
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Dual core will be alot more futureproof, and performs basically the same as single cores now.
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anyone else with more opinions ???!!!
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Unless you are serious about spending a bit over $200 for an 3700+ you won't see a lot more performance from the 3700+ unless you get a good core that does 2900 or more OCed.
THe extra l2 equates to 200MHz of performance and you already at mid 2800s with the Venny, so with a good core stepping you could see the same speed or slightly higher + the l2 cache bonus.
    
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