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AMD 64 3200+ vs 3400+

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April 21, 2004 6:49:40 AM

Guys, im just trying to find out if the AMD 64 3400+ is worth upgrading from a 3200+. Will I be able to see a difference in graphics/quality games like FARCRY or DOOM 3 you think? Do You think the 3200+ should be fast enough to handle next generation games? Thanks for all comments I appreciate them.

Asus K8V Deluxe
AMD 64 3200+
1gb Kingston Hyper X 3200
Nvidia Geforce 6800 Ultra (soon)

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April 21, 2004 6:56:34 AM

Clearly a better setup...BUT no way would I do it. If money is no object go ahead.

If I was in your boat i'd wait a while and look at the fx or a64 series 939 nforce3-250 in a few months.

that 6800u however should run very well on nforce3-250.

If I glanced at a spilt box of tooth picks on the floor, could I tell you how many are in the pile. Not a chance, But then again I don't have to buy my underware at Kmart.
April 21, 2004 7:00:11 AM

wooh I take that back a64 3200+ to a64 3400+ I don't care if ya won the lottery thats a waste right now. I thought you had xp3200.

Obviously you got money to burn. Thats ok but I'd hold on for nforce3-250 939 and get a good fx64 cpu.

If I glanced at a spilt box of tooth picks on the floor, could I tell you how many are in the pile. Not a chance, But then again I don't have to buy my underware at Kmart.
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April 21, 2004 9:04:27 AM

Go ahead and upgrade, the A64 3200+ is outdated, its amazing you can actually still run anything on it. get a 3400+ now. Oh, and in a month or so, toss away those obsolete, antique parts like a S754 cpu, and get a shiny new S939 with a A64 3500+. It should last you for probably another month, maybe two, then it will be time to replace that outdated crap 6800U AGP by a 6850U PCI-E. Of course you'll need a new motherboard as well, but hey, who cares, take to occasion to get a real cpu, like the Athlon 64 FX.

BTW, you can always send your old obsolete stuff to me, i'll dispose of it in an environmental friendly way, completely free of charge.

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April 21, 2004 12:28:45 PM

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BTW, you can always send your old obsolete stuff to me, i'll dispose of it in an environmental friendly way, completely free of charge.

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April 22, 2004 5:48:42 PM

Good stuff. Thanks for the info. any other comments would be appreciated.
April 22, 2004 6:03:03 PM

Please send me your old stuff. P4 doesn't need it. I'm a poor soul with nothing but bread crumbs and curdled milk to drink.

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April 22, 2004 6:21:01 PM

Do you really own an Athlon <b>64</b> 3200+ and youwant to upgrade to Athlon 64 3400+.

I repeat, if you have money to throw anddon't know what to do with it, please, send me a check, I will use your money wisely!

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April 22, 2004 6:29:42 PM

i would only do this if he wanted to upgrade to like an athlon 64 3800+ or whatever the first s939 chip will be, other then that you can overclock the 3200+ to get 3400+ speeds.
April 23, 2004 4:14:58 AM

So I can easily overclock my 64 3200+ to 3400+ ? I mean, is that even worth the trouble? will it increase my performance to notice a difference? I hear the new socket 939 is coming out late May but i have a feeling its going to be shipping in limited quantities and might be hard to get any until June and later? and that doesn't even include the CPU (3800+). What do you guys think?
April 23, 2004 4:36:41 AM

Overclocking an Athlon64 is very simple, download a program called clockgen,

meh too lazy to explain

just go to overclocking/cpu section, there's a guide there.
I'm currently clocked at 2300mhz, that's by raising the Vcore by .1, i could hit 2420mhz when i raise vcore by .2, depending on your luck, the default on a 3200+ is 2.0Ghz, default of 3400+ is 2.2Ghz, so only 200mhz but you'll see a decent boost in performance, because of the large caches.

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