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64 x2 5000 vs 6400

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May 3, 2008 1:59:54 AM

Hey Guys I need a little help here. I am thinking of upgrading my processor. I am currently running a Amd 64 X2 5000. I have it oc'ed to 3.01 and it is completely stable. My system includes: Asus M2N32-Sli deluxe with 3 gig of xms duel channel ddr2 800 ram, 2 7950 gt's in sli and is watercooled. I am thinking about upgrading to a X2 6400. I realize that I can't update to a Phenomn 9850 due to my motherboard. I am not ready to update my noard yet. Let me know what you guys think and let me hear some of your ideas. Thanks guys

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May 3, 2008 2:02:28 AM

Opps...I am running Vista Home Premium 32bit
May 3, 2008 2:19:30 AM

I really don't understand you my friend...

no one has 3gigs of dual channel memory

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May 3, 2008 2:24:23 AM

The 6400+ will be faster but it will not help your system out much. Keep what you have and save up.

You 5000+ at that speed is gonna be faster and better in games then the Phenomn's anyways. Only place it will loose is software...

"is still wondering about your dual channel memory though"
May 3, 2008 2:29:03 AM

Heh.. is it possible that he means he has 4gb, but Vista 32bit only sees 3gigs?

I'd say the 5000+ is good as it is. It really wouldn't be worth spending money on the 6400+.

I'd save up if Quad system is something you might be looking forward to, whether its a phenom or Q6xxx/Q9xxx system, or the next generation.
May 3, 2008 2:39:23 AM

Sure you can have 3gigs of dual channel. 2x512MB and 2x1GB sticks. I have them running in dual channel, and I know this for a fact. My motherboard reports it as "3072MB DDR2-533 Dual-Channel Mode 128-bit" or something along those lines.

As for the actual question, I would not upgrade to a 6400+. A 5000+ is still a decent processor. The 6400+ also runs HOT and uses a LOT of power. You won't be able to OC it nearly as much as your 5000.
May 3, 2008 3:41:03 AM

zloginet said:
I really don't understand you my friend...

no one has 3gigs of dual channel memory
2 i gig sticks and 2 512 sticks
May 3, 2008 4:27:35 AM

interesting... I know that, but the way he wrote it with it all being the same ram led me to believe it was 3 sticks.

people, get back to the original topic already
May 3, 2008 4:35:33 AM

or or or...

6 512MB chips for.. 3gb :oops: . o O (oh nm)
May 3, 2008 10:29:29 AM

brian030 said:
Hey Guys I need a little help here. I am thinking of upgrading my processor...

I don't think it would be a worthwhile upgrade. The overclocking margin of the 6400+ is
not as much as the 5000+ so there is no guarantee that a 6400+ will run stable at more
than 3.4-3.5GHz. I have a 6400+ BE which is stable at over 3.6GHz but I prefer to run
it at stock speed so that frequency scaling works properly.

May 3, 2008 12:44:12 PM

Z I should of broke it down. I am running 2 1 gig sticks and 2 512 sticks. I had the 2 1 gig sticks in and then my buddy gave me the 2 512's of the same ram so I put it in my rig. It reads and 3.07 gigs of ram.