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I would not really suggest ripping a friend off...Just want to clear that up...A lot of people are leary about switching Intel to AMD because Intel is the "bigger" name and people think instantly that AMD is second class.
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post #22 of 27
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Post it in the intel forum and I will still suggest AMD notice I have offered most of the suggestions and I am running an intel..
i duno about you, but i stay out of the intel section. those who prefer amd tend to stay in the amd section. just a thought lol
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yea, well what are you going to use the computer for?
the truth is, the pentium 4 will actually be better for multithreading because of hyperthreading... of course the AMD will probably be be better at gaming. hyperthreading serves no purpose in (most) games because theyre single threads.
http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.ht...=63&model2=221
http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.ht...=68&model2=221
i need reputation points btw. lol i just joined, and look at this! lol
of course, this game must use the hyperthreading or something because the P4 outperforms in this benchmark:
http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.ht...=50&model2=221
and again, a game that doesn't use hyperthreading:
http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.ht...=71&model2=221

it all comes down to what you need to use it for... amd is better for gaming, pentium 4 is better for encoding, and multitasking (but only because of hyperthreading, really)
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If he is that cheep, tell him to check out thie http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/86...-retailer.html

An Opty 146 for $143 and he is saving $70
If he is that cheep he should understand the economics of running it @ 250MHz! It would be like having a 4000+ for far less money.
    
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post #25 of 27
The 3000+ will be slightly better in most games but definately not enough for 80 extra dollars.
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post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by Malaziel
The 3000+ will be slightly better in most games but definately not enough for 80 extra dollars.

The 3000+ is 80 bucks cheaper so he would be saving money....
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post #27 of 27
Given your requirements and the emphasis on cost saving.

Go with the option of the 3000+ (Venice I assume). as you have indicated run a mild overclock on the CPU with minimal Vcore rise, tweak the timmings on the RAM and you are all set for a nice little package for your friend.

All they have to do is turn it on and away they go, no temperature monitoring worry of BSOD due to in stability and you may in time get yourself another overclocking devotee.

cheers..and be happy not mad !
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