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what do you think about this CPU? should i get it?

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    not a bad little upgrade!

    i'm assuming that you just want to little extra bang and not ready to replace your system yet
     
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    I would buy a new X2 4000 if i were you.

    Oh cr#p i did not see the 939. Sorry m8.
     
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    yeah, that is exactly it. how are the toledo cores? my winchester is the only one i have had since i learned more about computers. what is a good core? and would it be worth the extra 10 bucks to get it oem?
     
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    does it over clock better than the 4200?
     
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    The Opty 165 for 90 is not bad either.
     
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    No i assumed you had a AM2 sytem.
    The X2 4200 for 939 is still 90nm tech. Pretty high on the voltage compared to the newer AM2 65nm's. Either i would go for the X2 4200 or the Opty 165. That's also a great overclocker.
    IMO even better then the X2 4200.:)
     
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    That should be X2 4200. My bad.:D
     
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    would i notice a very big performance gain going from my Athlon 64 3000+ clocked @ 2.5 if i were to go with the Athlon 64 X2 4200 @ 2.2?
     
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    I just did what you did!! Well except I went from a 3000 Venice clocked at 2.6Ghz. I got exactly this CPU and It's currently clocked at 2.5Ghz (soon to be OC'd more once I get new memory). The performance is definately worth it. Especially as it should reach 2.7 or 2.8Ghz.

    It's definately worth it to stave off a full rebuild for a few months.
     
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    yeah thats worth though i would try for an opty instead of a 4200 X2
     
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    what is the diferance between an opteron and the athlon?
     
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    It really is only $5 more because if you look, the open box is ~$5 shipping and the oem new is free shipping (I was looking at doing this move today as well).
     
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    well in a few days i will post some benchies of before and after and let you see. right now i am at 2.4ghz with my ddr 400 running at 435mhz.
     
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    push the ram some more
     
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    Just checked your specs, and you're better off with a new video card. My uncle's 3000+ coupled with an x850AGP runs BF2142 on High and 2x AA without issues.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150190
    12 Pixel Pipelines!
    It's the same size as your 9600XT if not it mayt be like a quarter of an inch longer.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104034
    Get this psu. FSP group is one of the best out there. It has 8-pin CPU power and 24-bin main power, but it is also backwards-compatable with older 4-pin and 20-pin mobos. It also sipports PCI-E for the future.

    Forget about the CPU, you'll be much happier this way.
     
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