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Old 04-14-2007, 12:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor 2.6GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail

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Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ Windsor 2.8GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - OEM

im not sure which to choose over. one is 2.6GHz with 2x1MB L2 cache and the other is 2.8GHz with 2x512kb cache
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Go for the X2 5200+, and just overclock past the 5400+.
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Neither find an X2 Brisbane chip. They are the 65nm fabricated chips and overclock better and produce less heat.

I would personally get an X2 3600 and overclock it to 2.8 easy. Or out of those two get the X2 5200
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Agreed with Sora. The X2 3600+ is more than $100 less, and can overclock the same as those two other X2 processors.
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If you dont want a CPU that low stock then they make higher brisbanes like the X2 4400 or something if not higher up.

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Brisbane 2.3GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail
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