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February 10, 2007 6:03:19 PM

Right now I have a amd 64 3000+ and i would like a better one for a cheap price do you know of any?
February 10, 2007 6:25:00 PM

How cheap? Top of the line 939 would be the Opty 185. Just look through that list and see what matches your price. I just would advise against the FX 57, decent performer, but no dual core.
February 10, 2007 6:48:01 PM

can i have a link to the list?
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February 10, 2007 7:06:16 PM

if you can find one, a San Diego is a nice single core processor.. i have mine rock solid at 2.8Ghz at 1.55V... it has a 1MB L2 Cache and is the core of choice for single core 939 FX chips.

There are a couple floating around the GTA for about 150$... and I think thats a damn good deal.
February 10, 2007 7:14:41 PM

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can i have a link to the list?


The link is the list, just scroll down from the 185.

Regarding Trinitron's remark, I would still go for a dual core if it's in your price range. Many apps are multi-threaded now, and they're still great for multitasking.
February 10, 2007 7:19:44 PM

can somone give me links to some of these good deals or ones you recomend?
February 10, 2007 9:52:53 PM

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Right now I have a amd 64 3000+ and i would like a better one for a cheap price do you know of any?

The cheapest (findable) dual core should be the Opteron 165 (~$150-160) and for $170-180 you can get an opty 170;they are both great overclockers and a good investment in an increasingly expensive 939 market.
I'd not advice you something like a FX-57; great single core chip but not comparable to a dual core.
February 10, 2007 10:14:43 PM

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can somone give me links to some of these good deals or ones you recomend?


In post 2 of this thread click on OPTY 185 8O
February 10, 2007 10:20:37 PM

thank you very much you are much help. so you think this will run games fine then if i have a 7600 gs?
February 10, 2007 10:35:37 PM

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thank you very much you are much help. so you think this will run games fine then if i have a 7600 gs?

Games and more; If you have a decent board you can overclock this thing up to 2.6-2.8GHz on air, multitasking is greater than any single core. Buy it now that it's cheap and available; you won't regret it.
February 10, 2007 11:19:40 PM

Quite respectable board; you could send that opteron to 2.4-2.6GHz without much trouble on that board and neither the board, nor the Opteron will be harmed by any amount, 2.6-2.8GHz will need some serious voltage bumping and I'd not advice this much if you're a beginner. However, to start off, get that opty and send it to at least 2.4GHz; you won't have any trouble if you take the time to read any OCing article :wink:
February 10, 2007 11:47:37 PM

is there any way i can stay in contact with you like aim msn a messenger
February 10, 2007 11:55:30 PM

Well, maybe tomorrow I can tell you on this thread; I have made messenger and all the likes disappear to work in peace :wink:
February 11, 2007 1:14:31 AM

considering i have a 3000+ that would be stupid
February 11, 2007 1:25:27 AM

He already has a 3000+ and the chip you recommended would be a small useless upgrade.

Gues you never used AMD athlon64s or never used anything clocked higher then 3000+. He also asked a cheap upgrade. Your post is useless though. Maybe next time. :wink:
400mhz upgrade+200mhz OC? Useless? lol stop trollin foo. :roll:
February 11, 2007 1:35:18 AM

You might want to try to get a 4000+ online from ebay. It will give you a bit more life and for a bargain price. They can be easily overclocked to 2.8GHz or higher depending on your board. This is more than you really need for gaming, as gaming is largely GPU limited.
February 11, 2007 2:10:27 AM

I think everyone is wasting time trying to help SkilzDatKilz2. It keeps going around in circle. What you think? He also wants a cheap video card and it same way with that request. :lol: 
February 11, 2007 2:32:21 AM

im thinkin the opertron but will all my current stuff including ram work with the processor?
February 11, 2007 2:41:38 AM

What's your setup and I'll give you more specific advice. If I knew what you have, your budget, what you use your computer for, and how long you want it to last, you will get a much better answer.
February 11, 2007 2:54:39 AM

As you all know I am looking to upgrade my processor. The point in me upgrading is because I would like to be able to run games smoothly. I was mainly looking at dual core processors. Right now I have this motherboard so I am looking for something that would work with that. I just found out that that motherboard has both socket 939 and AM2. I would like to spend little as possible but still be able to notice a difference in performance.

System Specs.
AMD 64 3000+
Nvidia 6600 TD (upgrading to this)
1GB Patriot Ram
160GB SATA II HDD

Please any help would be greatly appreciated!
February 11, 2007 3:02:26 AM

have you tried any over clocking? when you get your new card i will have a similar performing setup. i have a 939 3200+ @2.4 (i don't notice much of a difference at stock in source) 1gb of ocz's ram (2.5c) and a x850xt, given the card is slightly more powerful in css, i play at 1280 * 1024 with maxed settings and 4x aa and 16 af and i get 100 fps on nearly every map, or very close to it. source stress test averages to 89 if i remember. so if you really want a cpu upgrade, go for it. but if i were you, wait for the new card, see how it performs with your current setup and what not. ask yourself if its really worth it to spend the money on an outdated socket or just save it towards an entirely new build?
February 11, 2007 3:05:02 AM

well what is the new socket now?
February 11, 2007 3:10:34 AM

so how would i go about overclocking my processor now?
February 11, 2007 3:15:45 AM

the new socket now is am2, but thats not really recommended as intel has better performing cpus around at this time.

i don't know if your board will be a good over clocker or not but heres a guide:

http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/Guide-overclock...
if you have any questions after that, feel free to ask!
February 11, 2007 3:18:02 AM

well you guys know my mother board is 939 and am2 right?
February 11, 2007 3:18:18 AM

dude i dont understand the overclocking guide
February 11, 2007 3:19:18 AM

I am not an authority on Nvidia cards, but it seems to me that you should save your money for a better card and either buy a 4000+ (~$100) on ebay or a 165 (~$153) on newegg.

If you want a noticable difference in game performance, you will see the biggest bump from a graphics card and not to be rude but your upgraded graphics card will be the big bottleneck in your system. I would recommend a 4000+ off ebay, and a decent graphics card in the range of $200-300.

Do you have an AGP or PCIe16 slot? (I'm assuming PCIe)

What is you total budget?

I will be happy to provide links to suggested products and tips on overclocking if you would like.

I personally got my 4000+ to 2.825GHz (from 2.4). Although there is a marginal difference of 5-10% frame rate boost, I could see so much more with a graphics card update.
February 11, 2007 3:22:59 AM

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I am not an authority on Nvidia cards, but it seems to me that you should save your money for a better card and either buy a 4000+ (~$100) on ebay or a 165 (~$153) on newegg.

If you want a noticable difference in game performance, you will see the biggest bump from a graphics card and not to be rude but your upgraded graphics card will be the big bottleneck in your system. I would recommend a 4000+ off ebay, and a decent graphics card in the range of $200-300.

Do you have an AGP or PCIe16 slot? (I'm assuming PCIe)

What is you total budget?

I will be happy to provide links to suggested products and tips on overclocking if you would like.

I personally got my 4000+ to 2.825GHz (from 2.4). Although there is a marginal difference of 5-10% frame rate boost, I could see so much more with a graphics card update.


agreed, but if hes not doing anything more than css then a 7600gt will be fine. i think he should save his money and just build a new system and reuse the 7600gt until he can afford a mid range dx10 card (8600ultra or ati's comparable card) if your budget limited, do it in baby steps like this so you can get a great computer.
February 11, 2007 3:23:12 AM

So.. You don't think I should get the 7600 GT? And yes I would like to overclock my cpu.
February 11, 2007 3:24:22 AM

why should I build a new system?
February 11, 2007 3:28:51 AM

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well you guys know my mother board is 939 and am2 right?


no it isn't, its agp and PCIe.

what ram do you have, what are lat and what not? the key to over clocking is small steps and keep an eye on temp. at first do the fsb in 5mhz increments until you get an unstable prime 95 (time consuming but its better than 175 for a processor!) once you hit the error point (do the prime 95s for 10-30 mins until you get an error) once you get an error chances are its the ram causing it or the mobo's chip set. first add a little voltage to the ram, and depending on timings reduce them to help reduce the strain on the ram (yields better over clocks) after you get the error and get it error free again at that setting (trouble shooting whether its ram or chipset) you should start doing longer prim 95s to test for errors. thats a really quick guide but ive gotta go to bed now.
February 11, 2007 3:30:34 AM

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why should I build a new system?


you don't need one unless you feel that the performance is lacking. so it is either over clock, buy a new system or cpu (939s are getting higher in price and are getting harder to find.
February 11, 2007 3:33:07 AM

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So.. You don't think I should get the 7600 GT? And yes I would like to overclock my cpu.


the 7600gt is a great gpu at that price. it all depends on what your going for price wise. if you want to take the next step you will be able to play newer games and play them at better settings. its all in what you want to spend (you never gave us a clear budget so i just went low to mid) a 7600gt is a great stepping stone to last for a year to wait for lower priced midrange dx 10 cards.
February 11, 2007 3:34:04 AM

please do not tell me it is not am2 and 939 because it is if you need proof i will give you it if you look at the the link i gave you for my motherboard it had a am2 future cpu slot
February 11, 2007 3:37:06 AM

1 x Future CPU Port (Supports CPU upgrade from AMD K8 939-Pin CPU to AM2 940-Pin CPU through AM2 CPU Board)
February 11, 2007 3:37:49 AM

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why should I build a new system?


you don't need one unless you feel that the performance is lacking. so it is either over clock, buy a new system or cpu (939s are getting higher in price and are getting harder to find.
oh yeah forgot to say, its a way to slowly step up to a better computer, seeing as yours or mine or anyones isn't getting better by the day but worse. future games will need powerful dual core processes, but do you wanna invest it in your current system that is all but dead, or wait until those games come out, get more for the money (example would be intel's e4300 when the price gets to where they should be at 120-130) that processor is a great performer (along the lines of a 4600+ or so) but it over clocks like a champ! 3+ghz is quite attainable according to reviews so far. the 4600+ will probably get 2.6-2.8 and maybe even 3.0 if your lucky but it will perform worse at the same clock speed as the e4300.
February 11, 2007 3:41:48 AM

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1 x Future CPU Port (Supports CPU upgrade from AMD K8 939-Pin CPU to AM2 940-Pin CPU through AM2 CPU Board)


thats quite the board. didn't see that, only saw the 939. it might be worth considering a 4200+ or so am2 if the adapter doesn't cost an arm and a leg. still wait for your graphics card to see if its worth the money for maybe not many frames or quite a few frames.
February 11, 2007 3:55:40 AM

yeah dude i went all out and spent like 68 bucks on the motherboard yeah dude i found the best one they had and it was cheap as hell agp and pci e 1x and 16x 939 and am2 4 ram slots 3 pci SATA 2
February 11, 2007 4:02:35 AM

Sorry but I'm not seeing a linkl to your motherboard. Mind putting up a newegg link for me to reference off of?

Also here is the best beginner's guide to overclocking:

http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?catid=28&t...

With this I mananged to get 2.825 out of my 4000+ and 3.045 out of my friends. The big difference was that he had better vcore settings in his mobo bios.
February 11, 2007 4:31:31 AM

Yes this gives me a very good idea of what you have. Thanks.

What is your budget?

I don't want you to waste your money, so a graphics card will show the best frame rate improvement and I would invest decently, so you can transition over to a new computer but keep that graphics card.

A moderate upgrade to the CPU is still my recommendation, especially with you priority being counterstrike.

I am however unsure if you can use an AM2 socket CPU without upgrading to DDR2 ram. The board you have, as I am sure you know, is extremely flexible and a rare breed.

Can you give me specifics from yours bios as to your possible VCORE settings?
February 11, 2007 4:46:24 AM

yeah if you explain to me what that is I can
February 11, 2007 4:47:20 AM

and id say my budget is about 260 but i kinda want a new cpu and gpu
February 11, 2007 6:00:44 AM

VCORE is a setting listed in your bois under chip/CPU/overclock settings. It is typically set to auto, but manual will allow ranges of 1.10V-1.45V some boards go much higher to 1.75V but doing so can be dangerous. Do you have speed fan installed on your computer or CPUZ?

They will tell you your current VCORE. If you give me a link to your motherboard manual, I will try to find the specifics of the settings.
February 11, 2007 6:03:38 AM

With a budget of 260 I would consider you veery handicapped. I would go with an OEM or Open Box Vid Card from New Egg at arund 180 and a 4000+ on ebay or newegg depending on if you need heatsink fan.

I can provide links to my suggestions, but I mostly know ATI (now AMD) cards. If you love nvidia, I'll try my best. Please let me know.
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