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February 8, 2006 7:44:51 PM

My current configuration is:
Athlon 64 3200+, Leadtek 7800gtx 256mb, 1gb corsair 3200xlpro, Abit AN8-sli Fatality. I'm thinking about buying a new processor. What is your suggestions? I mostly use computer for games and I was thinking about maybe Athlon 64 4000+ because FX is to expensive and I don't know how much of a performance I will gain from X2 at the moment. And when games start to fully use dual core processor, the price will fall and they will be better investment then. Anyway, tell me what you think that will give me best results at the time. Thanks in advanced.
pz
February 8, 2006 8:43:37 PM

you can overclock that 3200+ to probably 2.4/5 ghz on stock if you're lucky, perhaps 2.5/6 on aftermarket cooler.... upgrading to 4000 is pointless as you'll get the same performance doing some ocing with a $60 hsf

the better option, if you need it, is to go dual core, $350ish gets you an opteron 165... if you know how to/are willing to oc, opterons are by far the better choice... you can pretty easily get a 165 to oc as well as a 4800+ that costs twice as much
February 8, 2006 8:55:14 PM

I agree with prozac, you've got a decent processor now and the board to OC it with. If you just wanna go ahead and upgrade, don't settle for anything less than dual core.
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February 8, 2006 9:31:51 PM

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I agree with prozac, you've got a decent processor now and the board to OC it with. If you just wanna go ahead and upgrade, don't settle for anything less than dual core.

absolutely right,it will be stuped to buy 4000+,if you would buy new cpu,at least you should buy a 3800+ X2 :wink: But I recommend you to wait a few months ,because your 3200+ is enought for the moment :wink:
February 8, 2006 9:32:25 PM

Instead of buying a new processor, just spend your bucks on a good CPU cooler like Cooler Master Aquagate Mini R120 or R80 CPU water cooler and then overclock the hell out of your 3200+.
February 8, 2006 10:16:55 PM

If you do want to give OCing a try, your board came with a chip and prog, that make's life easy. Check out uguru, it allows you to OC in windows, and will do a stability check before enabling.
February 9, 2006 10:16:51 AM

Well, I guess buying a new processor would be stupid then :)  Since I've never done any overclocking, any links or something how to do that? And thanks for the replies. I really appreciate that.
pz
February 9, 2006 10:35:35 AM

I'm with these guys that said get the dual core, since outcoming games and software are taking advantage with multi-core processor.
February 10, 2006 11:31:35 AM

I was thinking maybe X2 4400+. What do you think?
February 10, 2006 11:48:39 AM

opteron 165/170 + $60 aftermarket hsf
February 10, 2006 12:30:16 PM

Yep, good call there. Opterons generally clock higher than their X2 counterparts. That's if your into OC'ing at all.
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