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Old 08-19-2006, 09:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default amd athlon 3700+ vs. 3800 dual

i was wondering waht would be better 3700+ or the 3800 dual core

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Old 08-19-2006, 10:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You should get the 3800+ dual core because it's just better. The 3700+ might be good for single core apps, but pretty soon everything will be dual core.



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Old 08-19-2006, 10:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, the dual-core is a better choice. The industry is moving toward mutiple CPU's and the apps and games are going to move right along with it.
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depends on what you want from it, my old 3700+ was faster with games than my old X2 4200+ and it has about the same proformance in games as my X2 4400+ i have now.

If you dont do very serious gaming very much, or your not a prefection freak where every little choppy frame buggs you, then the X2 3800+ is the best choice. Also if you just like running multiple apps in windows.

I'm not sure about the X2 3800 but i know my last two X2s have'nt been very good overclockers, but my 3700+ made it to 2.8ghz stable, so far ive only been able to oc the X2 4400 to 2.4ghz.
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Old 08-19-2006, 03:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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definately dual core, if your like me and you like to have an IM service or an internet browser running in the background it'll perform much better than a single core. Dual core's are just more eficiant(wow i spelled that wrong) than single cores.
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i was wondering waht would be better 3700+ or the 3800 dual core
depends on your uses for it. in general though i would reccomend the x2 3800+ over the 3700+. personally though i would at least look into the new Intel Conroe and Allendale Core 2 processors.
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yes i did a little research and i found that if i spent some extra money i could get and allendale core 2 cpu

btw my crap duron blew up so i will order this news intel rig soon
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