Upgrade?

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  1. starter15

    starter15 Registered Member

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    I am currently running an AMD 64 3800+ socket 939, 2gb ram, 500gb hd rig. I am debating on whether or not to upgrade the cpu to the x2 4400+ or the opteron 170. I am just not sure what/ if there will be any performance gain by doing so. I was hoping i could get some input. thanks.
     
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    OT: I just noticed the Forum title isn't correct (missing hardware)
     
  3. WSFuser

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    Check out this Opteron 170 review. One of the CPUs they include in benchmarks is the 3800+.
     
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    A cheap dual-core is a nice way to get a smooth multitasking experience. Socket 939 is a dead platform, so upgrading to a dual-core will give it more life.
     
  5. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    What do you mean by dead, lucas?
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    yeah i know amd has discontinued socket 939 chips. however, i can get both the x2 4400+ and the opteron 170 for about 150$. I am just not sure whether or not there will be a big performance gain.
     
  8. WSFuser

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    It should help with multitasking but I dont know how much...I have a single-core Socket 939 myself.
     
  9. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,

    I too have a 939 3700+ and it works extremely well and fast with all the rest of thingymaggie on it. I feel no need to upgrade, even though I'm into gaming and virtualization and whatnot.

    If and when it dies - I'll just buy a new toy ...

    Mrk
     
  10. starter15

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    Yeah, i think i will just forget the cpu upgrade and upgrade my entire system when needed. guess theres no need to put money into something thats no longer supported.


     
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    End-of-life (EOL) :)
    As WSFuser said, there's no point on buying a new socket 939 system. But getting a cheap dual-core makes a lot of sense, IMO.
    It's no longer supported, but it isn't obsolete by any mean (specially if your motherboard supports PCI-E)
     
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    my MB is an agp board. anyways, i think im gonna hold off until at least xmas time and see if the prices go down any further. if i can get a hold of something really cheap i might go for it.
     
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    nF3 Ultra or VIA K8T800 Pro?
     
  14. starter15

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    msi k8n neo2 platinum. nforce 3 board. you still think its worthwhile to upgrade?
     
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    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    Get the cheapest dual-core you can find, overclock it a little and you'll have a very nice system for few bucks.
     
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