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Old 07-25-2007, 10:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,
I have a 939 sock motherboard and I have been looking to upgrade to dual core for a while now. I have looked around and have only been able to find a a Opteron dual core processor which is over 2.2 ghz. I was looking at the Opteron 180 and I think it would be good for me, all I want to do is game and use multiple applications at once. Someone else has written it was for severs and the likes, so I am not sure if this is for me. Would this be a good processor for gaming.
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The Opteron line is AMD's server line of processors. There are many here though, that use the Opteron for gaming, and general usage.
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So would you say there would be a difference from a Athlon 64 3800 2.2 ghz, to upgrade to the 189 Opteron 2.4ghz ( other than multitasking)
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not a HUGE difference, but i hear the opterons have a knack for overclocking
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It will be better for gaming and applications, in the future, as more and more programs, become multi-threaded.
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The 3800+ is a single core, while the 180 is a dual.

Go with the opty... you won't be sorry.
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oh...i thought they were both dual
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Since there wasn't a "X2" with the 3800+, I assume it is a single. i could be wrong... there's always a first time, y'know?
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Since there wasn't a "X2" with the 3800+, I assume it is a single. i could be wrong... there's always a first time, y'know?
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It has to be the single core, he's talking about, because the stock speed of an X2 3800+ is 2.0GHz, and he said 2.2GHz...wait he must of mistakened, because the 3800+'s stock speed is 2.4GHz...well his sig does say 3700+....
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