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Old 08-29-2005, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok just looking at DFI's most expensive mobo and it says it supports everything CPU Type: Athlon 64 FX/Athlon 64/Sempron but the x2's. The only reason i want the x2's is i dont want to upgrade for like 4 years and cause i had the money. It seemed to be a good idea but if it isnt compatible, i guess ill just get an fx. So is it?
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i'd get an FX instead of the X2
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it depends on what hes doing
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Its not compatible, but there are other boards out there you know...boards that support the X2. If you don't want to upgrade for the next 4 years, get the X2. If you're a hardcore gamer right now, get a FX. The time for switching to Dual Core will be sometime in 2007 IMO.

If you plan on overclocking then DO NOT GET THE FX-SERIES! For overclocking, stick to the Athlon 64 4000+. The FX series will own you if you try to overclock them. To overclock the FX-series, you need cooling that would cost as much as the processor.

But as long as you don't overclock a FX, its fine for you.
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i would say get the 4000+ and OC it to fx-57 speeds. 2.4 to 2.8 easily
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He hasn't even told us if he's overclocking, but if he is, then the 4000+ will be the best bang for the buck. They perform as well as the FX series when overclocked.
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well put it this way i dont want to upgrade for a couple of years, i game game game and i dont know how to properly overclock the cpu. 64, fx or x2?
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Its not compatible, but there are other boards out there you know...boards that support the X2. If you don't want to upgrade for the next 4 years, get the X2. If you're a hardcore gamer right now, get a FX. The time for switching to Dual Core will be sometime in 2007 IMO.

If you plan on overclocking then DO NOT GET THE FX-SERIES! For overclocking, stick to the Athlon 64 4000+. The FX series will own you if you try to overclock them. To overclock the FX-series, you need cooling that would cost as much as the processor.

But as long as you don't overclock a FX, its fine for you.
What the hell, the FX series are no different from your normal san diego's, they just run 200-400 mhz faster.

Where the hell are all you people getting this false bull**** infomation that's spreading like the plague on here.
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if you dont want to OC and you dont want to upgrade and this is just for gaming i would say get the fx.

4000=good gaming, better if OCed, but if your on a budget good processor to go with

fx=great gaming, OCable?, good if you really dont want to OC but you can try a little bit

X2=not so good for games yet, OC defintely, better for mutlitasking and may be better for gaming coming in the near future for dual core support
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