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woth the update to amd 64 X2 4200

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ribs, May 11, 2006.

  1. ribs New Member

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    hi
    my actual cpu is a amd 64 venice 3000+.
    is it worth upgrading on a amd 64 X2 4200 and will the X2 run on a ecs nforce4-a939?
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    Get a dual core opteron. :)
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    Yeah, dual-core Opteron's. They overclock easily to 3.0 GHZ and higher.
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    This upgrade will not help you much. Wait for new AM2 socket boards and think about complete upgrade. Overclocked 3000+ works as fast as AMD FX53.
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    The time isn't right for jumping on AM2 just yet....DDR2 Isn't up to the task just yet.
    And AMD is already talking on releasing an AM3 later this year as well...........one should never jump on 1st gen tech that the Industry already states Isn't far enough ahead of current tech to justify It.

    And considering that the Industry Is already stepping up to software/games geared for Dual Core.....Dual core tech in either X2 or Opteron flavors will do you just fine.

    Going along with peta01 statements....the Dual core X2 4200 could easily get you up to FX60 speeds...and the right Opteron can get you even further.

    If you go AM2 at this time....you will not be As Impressed as you should be by a new level of tech.
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    yup couldn't agree more, remember that when the athlon 64's came out they still used single channel ddr and and agp on the 754 pltform. while it certainly out performed the athlon xp setup's it wasn't anywhere near the performance of the 939's. with dual channel emmory and pci express which ultimately brought sli back to the market.

    am2 is merely marketing, I'd say wait for am3.

    and going to am2 would also require a new mobo, memory, cpu and possibly psu (most am2 mobos have 8 pin +12v connectors)

    with the 4200x2 he'd be getting a dual core that's clocked at 2.2GHZ per core vs the 1.8GHZ single core he's upgrading from. and he'd only need to buy the cpu, nothing else, he's talking a 400$ or less upgrade and you guys are talking a whole new rig lol.
    oh yeah it'd be worth it 400MHZ faster than his single core in single threded apps and wayy faster in multi threaded apps.

    and being that he never mentioned overclocking don't assume he wants to. thus an opteron would be more expensive for less clocks speed (200MHZ per core for the 170) go for the x2, you won't regret it.
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