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adm x2 thoughts

Discussion in 'AMD Overclocking' started by Thumperdude, Mar 31, 2006.

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    Thumperdude Guest

    Hi all
    due to a lightning strike i must build a new system ASAP I am out of
    the loop on all the new stuff like sli sata sata 2 and so onthis is
    what the plan is so far
    amd x2 3800 or 4200 ( or should i go single core??)
    K8N NEO4 64 bit Motherboard
    512MB PC3200 DDR Ram x 2 = 1Gig
    160 GB WD SATA HD 7200RPM
    Geforce 7600 GT PCI-E 256 MB Video Card
    yes it is a gaming system but not hardcore and i dont overclock less
    considering water cooling
    was told to stay away from sli boards
    thanks in adavance
    email me please
    Thumperdude, Mar 31, 2006
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    Dylan C Guest

    My X2 3800 is great for multitasking desktop apps, but a faster single
    core CPU might game just as well and cost less. Maybe someone else has
    more info.
    Nobody ever complains about having too much memory, and most who have it
    in their budget go with 1 gig minimum. Also, if you are considering
    overclocking, you might think about faster memory. PC3500 or better.
    I don't game, cant help here.
    Unless you are into extreme overclocking or want a super-quiet machine,
    I fail to see the need for water cooling.

    -Dylan C
    Dylan C, Mar 31, 2006
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    gimp Guest

    4200+ if you're not planning to OC, last time i checked the price was
    very close to the 3800+.

    good card. for highend games, you'd have to stay at 1280x1024 or
    below.... i'd go up to a 7800GT if your budget can get there. or stay
    with the 7600 and in future if you need it get a 2nd 7600GT for SLI
    (which would beat a 7800GT).

    that's crap. most [good] highend motherboards are SLI, just because it
    has the feature doesn't mean you have to use it ;)
    gimp, Apr 1, 2006
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    DRS Guest

    The 4200 overclocks quite well. You might be able to squeeze a bit more out
    of a Venice core than the Manchester but not much so why not have an
    overclocked dual-core? I've got my 4200 stable at 2.7Ghz thus far.
    DRS, Apr 3, 2006
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