Help with AMD A64

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  1. Arc

    Arc New Member

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    I am looking to upgrade my pc and I want to get a A64. I need to get a new motherboard and a processor. Which ones do you suggest?

    Right now I have a P4 2.4Ghz, think the MB is a Abit IS7..budget buy for both. And I would like it to be faster. Running PC3200 400ddr.

    Thanks
     
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    Asus A8N SLI is one of the best boards, and it supports Dual Core already. If your willing, I highly recommend the Shuttle SN25P or ST20G5 SFF systems (both support Dual Core already) as a whole system replacement.

    Also I suggest the Athlon X2 4400+ if your willing to go dual core, if not, maybe an Athlon64 3200+ 90nm 1mb l2 cache..
     
  3. Jay

    Jay My shit don't stink

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    only 90 nm A64 3200+ I know that has a 1mb l2 is the Newark core that replaced the mobile Clawhammer.

    I have no idea where to get that core from OEM
     
  4. Arc

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    that sounds like a great idea..only problem is that i dont have $600+ for a processor...poor college kid :wtc:..wish i could go duel core...the shuttle system would be ideal bc of the size but i dont think i could afford the setup and then buy a cpu..looking to spend ~$400 total. this is what i am looking at...lmk if its good or bad...

    MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $135


    AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice Integrated into Chip FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3200BPBOX - Retail $190

    I think that the Venice is the new version:dunno:



     
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    I like MSI - they tend to put out a quality product. I've got that exact processor (yes, it is latest revision), and it's pretty nice. Price is just okay, though; sure you can't get it for cheaper?
     
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    That's on newegg. I only started looking for these yesterday, so I havnt looked too much so if any suggestiongs on were to look would be appreciated.

    Also I read somewhere that a 2.0 Ghz on a 64 bit is pretty close to a 2.8+ 32 bit? Any truth to this?

    Thanks
     

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