64 bit processing?

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  1. Toolex

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    I'm looking into building a new PC for myself...and was wondering if an athlon 64 processor is really worth the extra money. I currently have an AMD 1800+ and saw that any AMD 3000+ and above is fairly cheap. Is the 64 worth an extra $150? Also, this would mean i'd need a new motherboard and all. I'm assuming i should switch to PCI-e in terms of gfx card from my current AGP4x? And lastly, does windows xp professional compatible with a 64-bit processor? thanks for the help!
     
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    pfft, bump :(
     
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    1. Better to get a socket 939 A64 because it's forward compatible than an older Athlon XP. As you said, it's cheap, so why not?

    2. Again, switching to PCIe assures forwards compatibility.

    3. Windows XP Pro (32-bit) works fine with an A64.

    If you're building a new computer from the ground up (i.e. not bringing any parts from old comp to new), there's no reason why you shouldn't go with a 939/PCIe motherboard.
     
  4. LilMoh

    LilMoh When am I ever going to cook Tira Mi Su? Am I goin

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    But soon AMD is going to release their Dual Core Processors, so look out for those, will be a little more expensive, but I think its still the 939 Socket.
     
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    Thus far, I really like my Socket 939 Athlon 64. Pretty quick running Ubuntu. I'd like to try it with Windows so I can test performance in games, but for now, I'm cool with Linux.

    I was considering installin FreeBSD 64bit though. I may try it tonight.
     
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    How can an Athlon 64 3000 be $150 more than an AXP 3000 when the A64 only costs $150 to begin with?
     
  7. Toolex

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    i meant the athlon 3000 is about $150 more than an AMD XP 3000+

    Ignore the card speeds, you pay more for the 64's obviously. i was trying to get at that.plus i'd need a new mobo for a 64. more $$
     
  8. diranged

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    :ugh: AMD ALREADY released their Dual Core processors -- I'm running one right now. Athlon X2 4600+ :)

    And they do work in all Socket 939 boards as long as the vendor provides a BIOS update.
     
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    Thats what you said before. I just bought a boxed Athlon 64 3000+ Venice core for $153.99. Where can I get an Athlon XP 3000+ for $3.99? :naughty:
     
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    i have a 2500 that you can buy for $3.99, and I'll rub it all over my sweaty balls for free. :x:
     
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