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    Default Is an am2 4600+ worth the extra over a 4200+?

    Is an am2 4600+ worth the extra over a 4200+?
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    Default Re: Is an am2 4600+ worth the extra over a 4200+?

    I dont think so, its the same thing for the Core 2 Duo e6300 and 6400, a 50$ dif gets you a small clock dif. I guess it also depends upon the $$$ you have to spend.
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    Default Re: Is an am2 4600+ worth the extra over a 4200+?

    you get another 2x on the multiplier, so if you dont go in for clocking up to insane fsb speeds, its better to go for the 4600+.
    however, if you have a good motherboard and are reasonably confident at clocking up, then i would just go for the 4200+
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    Default Re: Is an am2 4600+ worth the extra over a 4200+?

    I didnt notice the multiplier speed.
    Mobo...............Asus P5N-SLI (NF570)
    RAM................2 GB Kingston DDR2/667 CL5
    GPU................Evga e-GeForce 7900GTO 512MB
    CPU................Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 2MB L2
    HDD................Hitachi 160 GB IDE
    Disk Drive.........Sony DVD+-RW 16x IDE
    PSU................BFG 650W (on sale for 80$, 80$off!!)
    OS..................Windows XP Home SP2
    Sound card......Sound Blaster x-FI xtreme music
    Overclocked somewhat w/Arctic cooler freezer 7 pro
    other info: saitek eclipse red backlit keyboard
    cheap micro innovations wireless optical mouse
    logitech x-530 speakers (5.1)
    18" viewable KDS CRT monitor (I'll upgrade when it dies)
    about 8 80MM fans and I sleeved most of the cables
    It would be quiet but I have 1 noisy Vantek that blows like a turbine. A crappy generic case which with cammo paint and holes all over.



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    Default Re: Is an am2 4600+ worth the extra over a 4200+?

    its the only thing that determines the name of any AMD64 processor in any of the families (sempron, opteron, etc) as they all run at a stock bus speed of 200mhz.
    in the factory, they sort the processors into different speeds and then lock the multiplier accordingly. so the best ones are made into FX models, and the poorest are made into 3800+ (or whatever)

    i think im right on this, speak up if im wrong.
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    1gb Corsair XMS TwinX PC3200 timings 2-3-3-6 at 400mhz
    250gb Hitatchi deskstar T7K500 SATAII disk
    160gb samsung spinpoint PATA disk
    Asus 1608P2 DVD+/-RW Dual Layer
    Unbranded 500W PSU single 17A rail
    Innovatek and Asetek Watercooling (triple fan radiator)
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