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AMD 754 3700+ upgrade

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October 25, 2005 8:29:46 PM

I notice that the prices of the AMD 64 3700+ for the 754 socket got really low (around 180$) considering for it to perform like FX-51 and 3800+ cpus (300$+) on most benchmakrs.

I thought about getting me a new rig mainly to be able to use PCI-E graphic cards. So does it makes any sence to buy a 754 socket mobo with PCI-E and the 3700+ cpu or, for the same price get the 939 socket mobo but with a 3200+ cpu ????

Here is the link for the cheap 3700+
http://www.gearxs.com/gearxs/product_info.php?products_...

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October 25, 2005 8:51:28 PM

Seems to be a good deal, if you don't need to upgrade your CPU within two years/don't want to upgrade to dual core CPUs in near future.

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October 25, 2005 10:58:16 PM

Agree.. Epox even has a SLI motherboard for socket 754 ...

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October 26, 2005 9:18:13 PM

With a slight overclock it can get to the speeds of 4000+ :) 
October 26, 2005 10:31:03 PM

And if you want to sell it after, just tell me...

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October 26, 2005 11:16:14 PM

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With a slight overclock it can get to the speeds of 4000+ :) 

It might be tough to go from 2400mhz to 2.4ghz!
Seriously though, the s939 chip can OC much higher than that. It is also a newer design, with better mem controller, SSE3, and runs cooler.
I have 2 754s, and one 939. The 939 is just better.
That is only true, if OCing. If stock, the 754 is on par.
October 27, 2005 6:23:53 AM

The 754 3700+ is the best bang for your buck CPU money can buy right now. I have one and the diff between my year old 3200+ NC is HUGE. games are much smooth, windows loads faster, better multy-tasking. i'd honestly say of the thing's i've upgraded in the past month(x850xt,2gig ocz plat,LCD,3700+)....that lil 3700+ is my fav. I just rar'd 450 megs of pics for my GF in like 4 mins.

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October 27, 2005 9:17:13 AM

k8man, I have the 3000+ NC. Now that i want to upgrade to the 3700+ will i need a new heatsync for it? or the sync which came the 3000+ will do fine?
October 27, 2005 1:21:41 PM

It may be good enough, at least you can try it before buying a new one.

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