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Athlon 3200 Venice or Athlon X2 3800 Manchester?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by suraswami, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. suraswami

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    Hello,

    I am getting a brand new motherboard as gift and wanted to know which CPU would be better to buy for the board.

    The board is MSI NEO 2 Platinum (this one is free). Also just bought a Abit AV8 motherboard that was on clearance for $40. In a dialemma which one will be better. I want the best overclocker.

    I have a Athlon XP-M @2400 mhz on a ASUS A7N8E-Deluxe with 2 gig ram. Planning to re-purpose this machine for general use and use the new one for Games and Video editing.

    I don't want to spend a lot now.

    I would like to know which CPU would be better balance for both Gaming and Multimedia.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103535

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103562

    I am hoping to achieve atleast 2.6 to 2.7 on either chips with good Air cooling (try my luck).

    I just bought a HIS x1600 PRO AGP 256MB and it serves my purpose on BF2 and BF2142 (slightly jumpy). Planning to use this on the new machine.

    Any advise?

    Thanks,
     
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    I would pick up the X2 3800 manchester. The venice core is not as good as the Barton is better. The Manchester plays games great, depending on your GPU. It also can O-clock to around 2.6,2.7 Ghx with little difficulty. Getting over 2.8 is a little harder.
     
  3. JC316

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    It really all depends on how much you want to pay. The 3200, should reach 2.6 with ease, I had difficulties getting my 3000+ over 2.4 though.
     
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    athlon64 x3800 for sure, more amore apps are using dual-core cpu's these days.
     
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    the 165 is the same chip. It can be overclocked to run like a FX-60 very easily.
     
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    but not as good because the opty has a locked multi
     

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