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which AMD CPU?

By newc1975
Sep 21, 2006
  1. I have an ASRock 939 Dual-SATA2 MOBO with a AMD Athlon 64 3200 processor. I have 1024 mg of ddr ram. My video card is a Nvidia GeForce 6800 GS (agp).

    I'd like to upgrade my CPU and I'm confused as to what to get. The MOBO is socket 939 so I could go with the Athlon 64 series, the XP series or the 64 X2 series.

    My mobo has an AGP and a PCIe slot I may someday upgrade my video card to a PCIe card.

    I am a casual gamer, mostly 1st person shooters. Doom3 - new half life - Quake 4. I also do a lot of work with music files. Currently converting my records into MP3 files.

    AND - I'm trying to stay at about $250 or less for the CPU. So we're talking the Athlon 64 4000 - the Athlon 64 X2 4400 - or the Athlon FX64.

    Which one will be best for what I'm doing with the computer?

    Thanks!
     
  2. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    AMD 64 3800 X2 is out now, cheaper then the 4200 and with a little OC can reach 4200 speed on most mobos with no probs. (that's if you like to do that sort of thing).

    Um I don't think you can get an FX series CPU for under $800. (well maybe a FX55)
     
  3. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

  4. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    ...the XP series or the 64 X2 series.[/QUOTE]

    The XP series is not even made anymore, so I would stay away from that....
     
  5. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Wow, you have almost exactly the same comp as me! Except your vidcard is better. :) I'd say if you're going to get an X2, get at least a 4200.
     
  6. newc1975

    newc1975 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks all. The Athlon 64 X2 wins by a landslide!
     
  7. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    Yeh the 4200+ is good. If you are also concidering upgrading your motherboard in the near future I would spend then extra $120 on a new mobo and buy a e6300 intel CPU as it absolutely rapes the 4200+.

    Regards,

    Korrupt
     
  8. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    I will second the brutal raping as stated above.
     
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