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    Default Is this the CPU to get? Or is there something better for the price (US)?

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core Processor - Retail <H3>$359.00 </H3>http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103547



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    Default Re: Is this the CPU to get? Or is there something better for the price (US)?

    For the price, no. And in my opinion, the 4200+ will be slightly easier to OC due to the 11X multi. I am sure many will disagree, but I prefer the higher multi and would get it over the 3800+. I have had much better luck getting a stable overclock with the 11X multi on my 3700+ than the 10X.
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    I have been running into problems getting my X2 3800 over 2.3, the first core does not want to stay stable, but I am ordering an XP120 and my graphics card tomorrow hopefully, so I'll let you know how that goes. I too prefer the higher multiplier (which is why I got the 3200 instead of the 3000 in my last build), but I could not afford it this time around.
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    Default Re: Is this the CPU to get? Or is there something better for the price (US)?

    From benchmarks i've seen, there isn't much difference between a 4200+ and 4400+. To make a quantum leap, go to a 4600+.

    Then again i'm on a single core just viewing what others have said so BLEH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adionik
    From benchmarks i've seen, there isn't much difference between a 4200+ and 4400+. To make a quantum leap, go to a 4600+.

    Then again i'm on a single core just viewing what others have said so BLEH!
    Why get a 4600 when you can get a 3800 and OC it 400MHz, or a 4200 and OC it 200 MHz, the 4600 has a 512KB(per core) cache, just like the 3800 and 4200. In my opinion the only X2's you sould buy would be the 3800(maybe 4200) or the 4400.
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    Default Re: Is this the CPU to get? Or is there something better for the price (US)?

    I would still recommend the 4200+ due to the 11X multi as that would make it easier to overclock than a 3800+ and its' 10X multi. AS for how far they will overclock, noone can know for sure. It is luck of the draw. I know a guy that is pushing 3GHz on a 3800+ X2 and I also know of a guy not getting past 2.7GHz on a 4400+ X2. Truely a matter of luck. Go with your budget.

    Oh yeah, I definitely agree and say PASS on the 4600+. Not a good idea.
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    Default Re: Is this the CPU to get? Or is there something better for the price (US)?

    I love my 4400+ <3

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    I like my 4400+ but can't seem to get it past 2.7 on one core, the other was stable @2.8 and could probably go more, but I had to turn it down to 2.68 due to the primary core. Even though, it's still worth the $$$, WAY better than my 3800+(single core). The way I see it, I'm a little faster than the FX-60 at more than half the price. But if I could trade for a 512k cache chip that is stable @3.0 I'd do it in a heartbeat.

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