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)
Go ahead and upgrade, the A64 3200+ is outdated, its amazing you can actually still run anything on it.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 It should last you for probably another month, maybe two, then it will be time to replace that outdated crap 6800U AGP by a 6850U PCI-E. Of course you'll need a new motherboard as well, but hey, who cares, take to occasion to get a real cpu, like the Athlon 64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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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?
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.