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Old 10-01-2007, 12:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a big difference in performance between AM2 and Core 2 duo? I am having a hard time finding a Core2 duo mobo that I like. So I was thinking about going with AMD AM2 mobo. What ya think? I will be using it for gaming.
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Default Re: AM2 vs Core2 duo

Err, Intel has the crown this round, by a good margin too.

LGA775 boards I'd recommend (in the budget range) are the P35 and the DS3L

What exactly are you looking for in the board?
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Well it just seems like the AMD boards have much better reviews than the Intel boards. I am looking for stability I guess. I need a board for gaming that will run good performance without overclocking.
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I just seen this board and it sems to be a good board. Would you agree?

Newegg.com - ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Is this a good board to have even if I am not overclocking it?
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without overclocking.
If you will not be OCing, then I would go for the AMD solution. Go for a 5200+ or 5600+.

They ARE better than X2s, but Core 2 Duos only REALLY shine when you overclock.
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Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L, or DS3R and get a nice Core 2 Duo, or a Quad-Core Q6600 (they are surprisingly affordable!)
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if your not overclocking i would agree with an AMD solution because they're a little cheaper than c2d's. you can pick up a 5200+, 5600+, 6000+ and that would do you fine.
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and of course there's the possibility of upgrading to an AM2+ in the near future D if you need that little extra performance
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Not overclocking is a sin, but if you are ok with being a heathen then amd might be the way to go.

What was your budget?
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Not overclocking is a sin, but if you are ok with being a heathen then amd might be the way to go.

What was your budget?
not overclocking?? thats a sin........



thats commandment #6, and you will be going to anti-heaven.... die heathen die!!!! lol jk... but not overclocking is a sin... its getting extra boost for free..... i mean people have pushed the e2180 to 3.0ghz+ ... which beats a way a Core 2 Extreme x6800(2.93ghz) which is $1000 and the e2180 is 98$
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