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Old 03-29-2009, 03:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I have been looking around the forums and I don't know what processor to go with.

Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor - Processors - Desktops

Only reason I would go with the Phenom 2 X3 is because it is a AM3 and can support tri-channel RAM.
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AM3 is only dual channel DDR3
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Oh so would the 940 be a batter processor?
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Considering the $80 price difference, the X3 would be the best to go with, since the X4 isn't much more powerful - unless you don't mind paying that much for a slight increase in performace. Keep in mind that most applications don't make use of two cores, let alone three or four.
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The X4 940 is a great processor, but the extra cost really isn't worth it in my opinion, especially with the combo deals right now.
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So should I return my dual channel ram that I just got?Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
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No, why? DDR2 works just fine with both processors.
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You could give those to me if you want.

But in all seriousness, that kit will be great. You don't need DDR3.
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Get the II X4 920, its the Quad version of the X3 720..

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With the above promo code, its a mere $135
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Oh yeah, I forgot about that deal. Good call vern.
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