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Old 05-21-2006, 05:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I had a catastrophe and need a new processor. I had a AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Newcastle, but now i want to get a better one. I was thinking about getting an AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Manchester What do you guys think? is it good for the money. Any reccomendations. It needs to be socket 939 <$300.

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Old 05-21-2006, 05:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Id get a opty 165 and OC the shiz out of it....

the x2 3800 is nice but the cache on the 165 is much better.

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I havent been able to get into ocing, but i have a water cooling system. (my comp broke right after i got it but soon going to have fixed parts) but if I have a koolance water cooling case/systerm would i be able to get it up there?(speed)
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Old 05-21-2006, 05:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yea go for it, OC
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with water cooling you could get it 2 3.0GHz if you have good ram.
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get some OCZ gold edition ram and youre good to go
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Oh ya, with watercooling you're looking at 2.8Ghz+ all depending on how good your ram is.
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Definitely the Opteron 165. But if you can afford it, I'd reccomend waiting for Conroe and then "redo" your system.
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cut it for oc?
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Old 05-22-2006, 03:00 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Are both of those being used on your rig? if yes, then i think the ram's are going to be a factor in your OC'ing. i think having different brand name and 4 sticks of ram is going to limit the OC potential if you get the opteron. so if you dont want to spend more money to be a harcore OC junkie , then you should probably stick with the x2 3800+.

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