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Old 03-16-2005, 05:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi everyone, im building a computer this summer on a budget and i wan't to know what is better for socket 939 the athon 3500+ or the athlon 3200+ cuz i was looking at some benchmarks and they preforme very similar but the price is about $120 (canadian) more for the 3500+


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3200+ if you get good ram and are happy to overclock

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Old 03-16-2005, 06:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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get the 3200+ like dj-chris said. the 3500+ slightly performs better than the 3200+ they are pretty close. and it saves you money
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Old 03-16-2005, 06:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you have the money, i suggest the 3500. If not the 3200 works great. If your going to OC, then make sure you get a 3200/3500 Winchester. They are 90nm, unlike socket 754 witch are 130nm. Even my 4000 is a 130nm: (... Same with FX's.

The differience between the 130nm and 90nm, obviously is size. Since the 90nm are smaller, they dont have the extra 40nm of heat. What do you think has more body temputure standing outside in 20 degree celcius weather. Me or a 8 year old child? Obviously me. So for OC Winchesters are better, since they are smaller, witch makes them run cooler.
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Old 03-16-2005, 07:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Those chillins' are pretty active, I would think they would generate more body heat.
<font size=\"1\">Intel Pentium 4 3.4GHZ HT-------------------AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Winchester
Intel Stock CPU Cooler------------------------Zalman 7700-Cu
Idle: 51C---------------------------------------Idle: 21C
Load: 72C--------------------------------------Load: 28C
ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe-----------------------GIGABYTE K8NF4-9 NForce4 4X
512MBX2 Corsair XMS 2-2-2-5 PC-3200-----512MBX2 Corsair XMS 2-2-2-5 PC-3200
ATI RADEON X800 XT Platinum Edition-------ATI RADEON X800 XL
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS----------Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
Western Digital Raptor 37GB 10K------------2X Western Digital SATA150 Caviar SE 80GB RAID 0
Antec True 480W------------------------------Thermaltake Silent PurePower 680W
Zalman 5.1 Headphones----------------------Zalman 5.1 Headphones
Zalman High Sensitivity Microphone----------Zalman High Sensitivity Microphone
Microsoft Multimedia Keyboard 1.0A----------Logitech Media Keyboard
Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 4.0A---------Logitech MX510
3DMark05: 5,928------------------------------3DMark05: 5,000</font>
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Old 03-16-2005, 09:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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cool that sounds great thx a lot

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Old 03-16-2005, 10:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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yea get the 3200 winni as it rocks!!! great oc results
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Old 03-16-2005, 11:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 03-17-2005, 04:19 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I think the 3500+ overclocks better in the Winchester core
they tested G.Skill RAM with an Athlon 64 3200+ and 3500+, and got better overclocks with the 3500+

the Pentium 4's FSB is not high enough for the overclocks made by G.Skill RAM (2 x 600MHZ dual channel)

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