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Best AMD cpu to OC?

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  1. wazzledoozle

    wazzledoozle New Member

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    Im thinking of getting a new motherboard/cpu, and I wass wondering what the best AMD CPU to oc is right now? It needs to be cheap.. Ive heard the A64 3000+ is good to OC on air, but what about the A64 2800+?

    Also I just noticed that the socket 754 3000+ is 200 MHz faster than the socket 939.. wtf?
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  2. Nergal New Member

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    don't look@ the MHZ to much

    I remember that the newer XP's ran 200MHZ lower also, but it used much more FBS, and produced less heat.

    So go ahead, and take an 939, prolly the cheapest you can get, and OC :)



    just to ask, why buy a new cpu? you're cpu still rocks, it's your GPU that SUCKS.
    an 9550 with and A64 3000+,..... way to go!

    get yourself an X800XT instead.
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    Well I wanted to get PCI Express so I can get a good new video card later and and upgrade when necessary, how long will they produce agp video cards?
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    if your getting a new mobo with pci express you wont be able to use your current agp card as there are no agp slots on pcie boards
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    You can still buy PCI video cards - 5 years after AGP became the standard. I reckon AGP will still be around for a long time to come...

    If you buy a PCI Express mobo then you can't use your AGP card with it, you will need a PCIe-compatible card. So you'll need a new CPU, new mobo AND new video card.

    My advice: buy a better AGP graphics card (like a 6600GT). Your Barton isn't exactly new, but it's more than capable of handling even the latest games. Windows XP 64-bit won't arrive for a while at least, and by the time it does, 64-bit CPUs will be cheaper.

    If you do decide to buy a 64-bit system, take a Socket 939 mobo and processor. Socket 754 is already being phased out, so if you buy a Socket 754 system, you won't have an upgrade path later on.

    For overclocking, the standard Athlon64 is a good choice. If you're a really hardcore overclocker, you want the FX-55, which is faster than the standard Athlon64 *and* has its multiplier unlocked. However, the FXes are hideously expensive.

    If you'd like a mobo with PCIe and AGP support, check this out.
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    I support Assimilator in this, but I would advise and 6800LE, or X800XL AGP!!!!
    those will come auround for 300euro, and preforms like an 6800GT

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