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  1. sunnyj58 New Member

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    Currently im running:
    Athlon 4400x, dual core running at 2.2ghz (stock)
    Foxconn SKT939 Nforce4 mobo,
    2xCrucial 1GB DDR 400MHz/PC3200 Memory.

    I could get a cheap (~£150) upgrade too=

    Athlon 64 5000+ Dual Core 2.6GHz 1MB Cache
    ASUS M2N-SLI
    2GB PC2-6400 DDR-2 800 MHz Ram.

    Would I get much better preformance for my money, or should I just wait longer and save for a core duo Q series, or amd phenom series?
     
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    get a dirt cheap core 2 e7xxx or e5xxx, a dirt cheap intel mobo, 2 gb of that ram u choose and THERE U WILL SEE REAL IMPROVEMENT :)
     
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    ^ I have to agree. An E7200 or E5200 would blow your socks off!
     
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  4. sunnyj58 New Member

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    Why a E7200 or E5200, and not one of to 6000s?
    I think my brother has got his old E6600 he would give away maybe..

    Anyways, whats wrong wit 6xxxs?
     
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    I think the recommendation is because the E5000 series and E7000 series are based of a newer core technology and are on the 45nm so they overclock like hell, give you more cache, and due to the new tech, 45nm, and more cache; compared to the brisbane and windsor core AM2's, will give you much more value/performance per dollar.
     
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    Not much more performance per dollar than a free e6600. :)
     
  7. sunnyj58 New Member

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    true :p

    He might be tight and ask for moneys though, and a 5200 only will cost £64 from ebuyer.co.uk

    So being a 45nm chip means it overclocks higher because it stays at a lower temp right?

    Also, would it offer massive preformance upgrade over the amd x2 4400 im using atm, or just a lil?
     
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    That's part of the reason

    That depends on what games you play, what video card you have or will get, and what resolution you run games at(which depends on your monitor). The newer intel CPU will be massively faster than your 939 socket 4400, but your video card may stop you from seeing it. Filling out your system specs would help us out by letting us now everything about what hardware your running.
     
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    You'll see a massive boost going to a decent core 2 duo, bear in mind that the athlon x2s are meant to compete with pentium Ds.
     
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    Whats other reasons a 5200 or 7200 is better then an 6600?

    I can find cheap 5200s for around the £40 mark. Mobo I looking at would be a Asus P5Q pro, iP45. That a good mobo?
     
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    My P5Q SE/R's nice and stable, not tried overclocking on it yet but it's a nice performer.
     
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    There isn't a right answer.


    It depends what you're attempting to put together, a gaming rig, a video editing rig, browsing the internet?

    The E6600 is about the equivalent to the Athlon X2 6400+. The E5200 is about equivalent to the Athlon X2 5000+/5400+, which isn't a huge upgrade in comparison to your old rig.


    For a big upgrade, I'd either get Intel E7xxx/E8xxx or a Phenom X3 8750 BE. If gaming is your intention then you can purchase a cheap £50 CPU and concentrate on a better GPU.

    What is your budget?
    What is this system going to be used for?
    Are you planning on overclocking the CPU/GPU?
    How long does this build have to last?
    Are you willing to upgrade parts in the upcoming year?
     
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    They run cooler becuase it's 45nm and E6600 is 65nm, runs hotter, so easier to oc.
     

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