Is this a good move? (upgrading my cpu by .2Ghz)

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Should I?

Drop $40 now for a small speed boost
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Keep saving for new build in the fall
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Is this a good move? (upgrading my cpu by .2Ghz)

Post by pcrobot » Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:01 am

Hey all,

As you can see in my sig I have an older processor, an Athlon 3200+. Today in a email from Newegg I found I can get the Athlon 3400+ for $40. I'm trying to decide if I should drop $40 to get a small speed boost, or keep saving until I have enough to purchase what I need for a newer build. The new build probably wont happen 'til at least fall, most likely later.

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Post by brites » Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:16 am

Changing from 3200+ to 3400+ I think it's a waste of $40... :drinkers: keep on accumulating the $$$ for the big jump :bump:
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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:07 am

agreed.

I would wait, even though its on the cheap.
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Post by Zelig » Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:16 am

You can pick up a S939 Athlon X2 3800+ for $70, I'd probably consider that instead.

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Post by KnightRid » Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:01 am

keep saving!!

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Post by DMB2000uk » Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:48 pm

You don't fancy trying to get the 200Mhz for free with overclocking do you?

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Post by maj0r_pawnage » Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:05 pm

if you can sell your cpu for like 25dollars then yes, but if you cant sell it then dont do it
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Post by smack323 » Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:09 pm

keep you money and buy a case of beer. then when your nice and drunk- start overclocking
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Post by prozac26 » Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:40 pm

brites wrote:Changing from 3200+ to 3400+ I think it's a waste of $40... :drinkers: keep on accumulating the $$$ for the big jump :bump:
Agree, not worth the $40.

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Post by maj0r_pawnage » Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:04 pm

dont listen to them lol, just see if you can sell your cpu, if you can its worth it to pay 10-15bucks for a new one
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Post by vicaphit » Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:50 pm

wait, the chipset for the athlon 64 3200+ will work with an Athlon X2? I was told that I had nowhere to upgrade.

Edit: I believe I have the AM2 socket, so that means I could go up to the Athlon X2 3800+

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Post by Zertz » Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:10 pm

vicaphit wrote:wait, the chipset for the athlon 64 3200+ will work with an Athlon X2? I was told that I had nowhere to upgrade.

Edit: I believe I have the AM2 socket, so that means I could go up to the Athlon X2 3800+
Socket AM2 supports all the latest AMD processors, which is the Athlon X2 6000+

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Post by vicaphit » Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:56 pm

sweet, glad I know I have the option to upgrade now! somebody here in the forums said I couldnt use anything but my current chip!

anyway, ewiz had the X2 at about $83, 2ghtz dual core

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Post by dgood » Sun Jun 10, 2007 3:32 pm

all i know is that the s939 3800 x2 at 2.0 ghz has overclocked for me to 2.6ghz on multiple machines at stock voltage with a 20 dollar cooler. my vote is to wait for a bigger jump though, or to just overclock it a bit. I got a 3000+ (754) up to 2.4 on stock cooler.
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Post by pcrobot » Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:57 am

Well it looks like it's practically unanimous... I'm not going to try to sell my old CPU, it's been moved in and out of my mobo several times, and I don't really want to buy a better CPU cooler so I can OC. I've tried OCing with the stock fan, and anything more than 10Mhz gets way to hot for my liking.

Thanks for all your help!

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Post by DX » Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:46 pm

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