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Old 07-03-2007, 01:20 AM   #11 (permalink)
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im gonna get the x2 3800+ later when i get the money n i just want to tell u guys that it seems like a waste to get x2 4200+ just to have a 200MHz increase from 2.0MHz. I mean, anyone can OC the x2 3800+ to match the x2 4200+ or x2 4800+, u just need 1) AS5 or higher quality thermal grease n 2) high reviewed, decent, n quality heatsink n fan.

i say get the x2 3800+ n OC it n u will save money, period.

AFTER ALL...........from x2 3800+ on up to x2 4800+, it's just higher clock frequencies increase 200MHz each upgrade but $30-$40 more.

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Originally Posted by Harper
One thing to note before installing your new Dual Core CPU.
Make sure your motherboard BIOS will support Dual Core. Check your motherboard's Support site for that cpu.
Good advice. I had to flash my BIOS to get full functionality of dual cores. Works fine now. Flashing BIOS makes me a little nervous... I was doing it during a thunderstorm.


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my motherboard manual says it can support dual core athlon 64s so i should be alright, thanks for the replys ill probably get the 3800+ and O/C

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