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Old 01-12-2006, 05:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK, I am planning on upgrading my computer realllly soon now, and had a question about which processor to get.

I am trying to decide between the AMD Athlon 64 x2 4400+ toledo

and the AMD Athlon 64 x2 3800+ manchester...

would the 4400+ be worth the extra $170?

As for rest of the system:
Upgrading video card to a BFGTech 7800GTX.

Already have 2GB PC3200 ram
550W PSU

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Old 01-12-2006, 06:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's up to you to decide whether or not it's worth the price hike. For me, no. It's not even close to being worth it. But on the flip side, if money isn't a big issue with you, then go for it.



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The X2 4400+ is only worth more money because it gives you twice the L2 cache, not a very big deal. Otherwise, you can overclock the 3800+ to rival a 4400+ and much much farther.
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Old 01-12-2006, 06:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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OK then, how would I go about overclocking the 3800+ to 4400+? Or better even?
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