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This is probably a dumb question, but I'm presently using a 7850 in my main (AM2) rig.

I also have a spare computer with an e2180 overclocked to around 2.7GHz.

And I also am building a parts-computer. I have a spare AM2 mobo, case, DVD burner, and RAM, and so I bought a PSU and a 9850 because it was one of the best chips supported by the aging mobo.

Then I got to wondering... Is there any sane reason to keep the 7850 over a 9850? This is a computer I use 8 hours a day so insane OC's are out of the question. I'm thinking the 9850 is probably a better chip for general use.

Anybody disagree?
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Are you talking about the Athlon X2 7850 and Phenom 9850? It depends on what your main usage is. If you are multi tasking alot use the 9850. If are you are not multi tasking alot you would be fine with the 7850.
    
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Are you talking about the Athlon X2 7850 and Phenom 9850? It depends on what your main usage is. If you are multi tasking alot use the 9850. If are you are not multi tasking alot you would be fine with the 7850.
Yes, those are the chips.

Tons of multitasking... audio recording, video editing, web surfing, graphic design, streaming audio/video, 30+ tabs open in firefox and chrome, random programs running... All generally running at the same time because I can't just do one thing at a time. LOL


Uhhhhh... I guess that answers that. lol
Edited by Sir Humpsalot - 12/29/10 at 11:46pm
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Yea I would put the 9850 in your main rig.
    
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I don't know about the 9850 but the 7850 kicks ass (I have the black edition) It plays high end games with a good graphics card. And it still does fine with multitasking
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The 9850 is a decent upgrade especially if you are getting it on tigerdirect where its 60 dollars. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...2&Sku=A79-9851 if you hadn't known about the deal.
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The 9850 is a decent upgrade especially if you are getting it on tigerdirect where its 60 dollars. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...2&Sku=A79-9851 if you hadn't known about the deal.
Yup. That's where I picked it up. Initially, it was going into a spare, older AM2 mobo, but then I started to think it'd be an upgrade even in my daily TA790GX 128M. So why not?

Now if only I could unload my lapped-but-never-OC'd 7850... because my old mobo can't handle it.

How do you lap a CPU and never OC it? LOL.. I was going to water cool it and OC it, but then disaster struck and I never got around to it... so there it sits in all its copper shiny goodness under a stock cooler.
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