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3700+ SD to X2 3800+

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by MeatLoaf, 8 Mar 2006.

  1. MeatLoaf


    Joined: 1 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,269

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    Hi all

    Is it worth changing my CPU from the 3700+ in my sig to a X2 3800+. At stock speeds its slower but im hoping the exra core and an overclock will sort that.
  2. Dutch Guy


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,563

    Location: Amsterdam,The Netherlands

    It depends on what is most important to you, for gaming I doubt it will be much faster as a lot of games are single threaded, if however you do a lot of things together and Windows stuff it will be faster.
  3. oweneades


    Joined: 17 Jul 2005

    Posts: 9,116

    If you do alot of multitasking then it will be beneficial, If you don't it may pay to wait at the moment.
  4. King_Boru

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Jan 2005

    Posts: 2,356

    Location: Canada

    I wouldnt bother to be honest. Save the money for a new system 6 months down the line.