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Hello,

Im planning to upgrade to dual core, and i want to know what you guys think.

My initial idea was to get the following AMD
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103547

Then, i was reading different forums, and seems that a better buy, could be

AMD Opteron 165 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103588

Cheaper, and more L2 cache. Now im wondering if i could overclock to reach X2 4200 speed, with stock cooling. What you guys think? any experience with thiese CPU?

thanks in advance,
 

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I would personally get the opty, It will OC much better than the 4200+ and it's a better bang for the buck...
 

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Originally Posted by wowza

I would personally get the opty, It will OC much better than the 4200+ and it's a better bang for the buck...

I agree, either the Opteron 165 or the X2 3800+ would be better buys IMO, if you intend to overclock.
 
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