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Old 05-17-2005, 08:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Prices of 64-bit

From what all you guys have seen online would it be much more expensive to get a 64-bit motherboard and processor then an amd athlon xp 3200+ and motherboard. I know the 64-bit comes in many flavors but something that i would say is comparable to the 3200+. Thanks

Also, what is the difference between Venice, and Newcastle and Winchester on all the AMD 64 processors? If there is a difference which one is better?

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Die size, FSB, clock speeds, ect.


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Old 05-17-2005, 09:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 05-17-2005, 09:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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boxed venice would be your best bet

3200+ venice, a HSF, and 3 yr warranty at only $210

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Old 05-18-2005, 03:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hey that sounds like a good deal. You see I am a computer tech, but I am learning new stuff every day!! Iw as gonna build one with an Athlon XP 3200+ (budgeting constraints) but then I saw that it definitely wouldn't be that expensive to make the jump to 64-bit!
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I'm waiting for all the support, software wise, to come out for the 64-bit technology and the dual cores.

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