View Poll Results: Being its Christmas and everything i am going to upgrade my PC but i cant decide what i want to do

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  • Go with the AMD 64

    14 66.67%
  • Go with the P4

    7 33.33%
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    tsisqua's Avatar Senior Member
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    Intel P4 3.06 Front Side Bus: 800
    AMD64 3200+, no FSB, Data is moved at 1.6 GIGS!

    I have this processor, and I am telling you that, at the moment, it kicks the Pentium's a$$. The unreal part of this is that I won't see what it really can do until the 64bit software is out.


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    what kind of RAM do you use with that setup?

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    Cajun76's Avatar Senior Member
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    AMD 3200+ 64

    Here's some info on the AMD 3200+ 64

    I like mine, too.

    Motherboard: MSI K8T NEO-FIS2R K8T800
    Proccessor: Athlon 64 3200+ w/400FSB
    CPU Cooling: Thermaltake AMD K8 Venus 7+
    RAM: GeIL Golden Dragon 1GB
    PC3200 400MHz Dual
    Channel DDR
    Video Card: OC Systems 9700Pro Level III w/ 128Mb (415/730MHz)
    CD Drives: Sony 16X DVD 40X CD-ROM
    Sony DVD+RW/-RW 4x (8x32x24x10x4)
    Hardrives: Western Digital 80Gb 7200rpm w/ 8Mb cache
    Western Digital 120Gb 7200rpm w/ 8Mb cache
    Case: Lian-Li PC-60 Aluminum Mid-Tower Case
    Power Supply: Thermaltake W0011 Dual Fan 480W
    Moniter: 19" Samsung flat CRT
    HOTAS: (for FB) TM Top Gun Afterburner
    TM Cougar (stock, but soon to upgrade)


    I almost went with comparable Corsair memory, PC 3200 DDR, but it was a bit more expensive with no real, solid boost in CAS latency settings. Your milege may vary....

    Good hunting,
    Cajun76

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    PS- You can find the GeIL Golden Dragon at www.ocsystems.com

    Good hunting,
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    Any tech knows the p4 is superior in speed, the new amds are very close and alot lower in price, with the fastest ram and great ati 9800 256k they can run very close. but the p4 3.2 decked out is significantly faster but more $$$

    check tomshardwareguide for accurate test results


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    With reference to ram, the AMD64 will not tolerate less than perfect ram. If you have a set of "matched"sticks, they must be correctly matched. If you think that you are ok because you have Corsair, or some other well respected memory, you need to have a look at this thread over at the AMD site. This guy had alot of people test their ram, and guess what . . . I'll let you look for yourself. The RAM manufacturers have been getting away with this for quite some time, but won't anymore. 32 bit processors have been letting this slide, but 64bit will not.
    http://forums.amd.com/index.php?showtopic=3413

    Now, before you take anyone's word, go here for benchmarks:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/cpu/20030923/


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    All of this depends on budget dude. At this point,P4. Because a new socket for the AMD's'll be released in a few months and THEN 64' 'll be interesting to buy but for now,don't.
    And for the RAM isseu.
    Go with corsair or something like that and make sure you have dual channel motherboard and you get lets say 2*512MB of RAM in dualchannel this'll give you one hell of a performance
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    i have not heard anything about the ram problem. im still undecided

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