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Old 03-09-2006, 03:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking 2 Questions for Ram and cpu.

First I'd like to know what duel core gives you because the x2 64 3800+ duel core and amd 64 4000+ are about the same price. Not interested in multi-tasking, just want the fastest possible for games.

Also i've read people putting on pc4200 ram on boards like these http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...&sku=G452-2318

When you look at details on board is says pc3200 max???

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Old 03-09-2006, 04:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The x2 will only be faster for multithreaded programs. The 4000+ will be much better than the 3800+ x2 in single threaded games.

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Old 03-09-2006, 06:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Newer games are going to use dual-core more effectively (some are now and older ones are releasing patches to take advantage of it!).

If you can, definitely go for dual-core. If not, no sweat, go with an Opteron 144 and OC it 400-800mhz or so.

Note: If you go dual-core, stick with the Athlon 64 x2 3800+ and the Athlon 64 x2 4400+. The Opteron 165 is also dual core and a good option.

If you go with a lower end single core, go with an Opteron 144, 146 or 148, as they OC extremely well. Athlon 64's are getting outdated by the Opterons because Opterons tend to have twice as much L2 cache as their Athlon 64 equivalent and OC twice as much.
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