AMD64 3800+ vs AMD64 3800+ Dualcore
I'm building a gaming PC and will running 2 instances of and MMO similar to WoW. Which CPU do I want? Can the dual core be easily & stabilly OCed to perform like the single core, using the MSI K8N Neo4 platinum board?
MOst of the X2 3800's OC pretty well, but this will vary depending on your MB....; the K8N Neo-4 series do support dualcores with any BIOS version younger than 6-8 months
My own K8N neo-4 (non-Ultra, non Platinum) does not appear to like any FSB above 215 MHz, hopefully yours will do better....
(If planing on OCing, I'd look instead at a dualcore Opteron 165 over the X2-3800..)
Man! You are right. I just recently saw the 3800+ DC was the same price as the 3700+ I had been planning to get and didn't look at the mobo again.
Ok, for heavy gaming and mild OCing, which MoBO, memo & cpu combo would you pick? The budget is $100-200 for mobo, $75-225 for 2gig ram, $300+/- for cpu
I just set up a fourm alil while ago and i asked what to get 4000 or a 3800x2
He's what i did with the information on the net and the fourm,
i end up with a 3700 beacause it has a 1mb cache size and can easily be oc'ed 2.4 with a reagular cooler without a increasen in the heat and the great thing is i paid onky $260 for it as the exsacte same core and cache size as the 4000 with out it's $400 price tag only thing diff is the clock speed, now for the 3800 yes it's a 2.4 but really not worth it it has the same instructions but as for the venice it only has 512mb cache y work backwords (ofcourse buying dual would be going forward) but for now nothing is written in muti-threaded apps or games so it's a huge chuck of money for nothing that u can do with it but place apps over the cpu and if u buy a 3800 x2 it's buying the lowest set of the chips u will be disapoineted i recomend on going for a 3700 san diego and go for any decient video card if ur not interested in graphicly stunning affects and spend some money on a sound audgy2 cuz it takes the sound off the cpu and the sound card does all the work with a 100% diffrence in quality if u really wana go big ge the x-fi audgy it will make things sound HD (it's not a bencmarch shreading cpu) but it just rapes coding and make sure u have a 16mb cache harddrive make ur computer just that much faster hope i helped
and if ur gaming spend lots on a gpu all i really do is game get a 7800 gt or a gtx get nothing less than a sli mobo.... u never know if u wanna go sli once ur in there i just got hole pile of new stuff. Don't skip on the mobo i found out the hardway i have to get new ram or buy a new board cuz it does not support my corsair valus select ram a8n sli asus i would suggest the asus a8n-sli premium and well 3 weeks later after buy a 3700 7800gt evga and a a8n-sli asus mobo and a 2.0 550w antec psu (don't forget power for all u new stuff it;s a 24 pin for 64bit and 6 pin for pciex) you atlest need 450 for 1 7800 gt or gtx and beleive me sit back and enjoy every frame smashing, time killing, dry eye soket lovable graphics that will make u almost give up sex for i suggest what i did of if ur unlimited money bags go get a fx 60 or sumting or other