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Old 07-22-2005, 03:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone, I'm looking to upgrade my system from a P4 1.5 ghz to an AMD processor. I think I'm looking at around a 3500+ but there's either the clawhammer or the venice. What's the difference between the two? And is that a good choice? I know they go higher, but the're much more expensive too.

I'll probably get an MSI mobo too, unless you suggest something better? I was hoping to keep the whole deal around $300.

Later on, when I start OC'ing the thing, I'd like to look into water cooling... any tips and recommendations on that would be helpful too.

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Old 07-22-2005, 05:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Venice is a bit better, 90nm, overclocking, etc.

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Old 07-22-2005, 10:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Clawhammer was the first core, it run's hot, requires lots of power, and doesnt support a few instruction's

Venice are new latest core, run cool, your power bill can thank you and supports all the latest instructions. Also you can overclock these CPU's ALOT making a 3000+ equal to around 4000+ pretty easily.
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