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3800 x2 or 4200 x2?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Vicar, 23 Jan 2006.

  1. Vicar

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,067

    Location: Glasgow, East Kilbride

    Righty Oh after much OT from work, I got a spare amount of cash floating about for an upgrade, been wanting to go Dual Core for a while just aint had the money till now I am swaying between these two chips and for the life of me.... I just cant spend that much on a 4400 chip (for the 1mb cache) as much as I would like too.... child, mortgage car.... wife.....

    Any suggestions.... I do da lot of AVI to DVD conversion so Multi threading is ideal.... my current CPU is the 3200 Winchester Chip @ 2.2 on air.... anyone care to comment if its worth it and the difference between the 38 and the 42 if any really?

    Ta mucho

  2. lemonkettaz


    Joined: 28 Nov 2005

    Posts: 11,806

    if you cant goto the 4400

    the 3800 is better value than the 4200

    apparently the 3800 overclocks well so you will reach 4200 speeds easy
  3. knowlesy


    Joined: 6 Jan 2006

    Posts: 4,665

    Location: Newcastle

    again 3800 seems to be good
  4. PinkFloyd


    Joined: 21 Sep 2005

    Posts: 14,131

    Location: Bradley Stoke, Bristol

    3800 seems to be a pretty much guaranteed 2.5GHz if you put any effort in. Mine can hit 2.5 on only 1.4v, probs could go lower but haven't tried it.
    the 4200 is pointless unless you flatly refuse to overclock.
  5. easyrider


    Joined: 24 Dec 2005

    Posts: 39,560

    Location: Autonomy

    The difference is only 200 mhz beween the two.
    The 3800 will easily clock to 4200 speeds and 4400 speeds 4600 speeds shouldnt be a problem.

    Look at getting an opteron 165 for £230 this comes with 2 mb cache and overclocks to fx 60 speeds!

    they are hard to find but you can find them:)
  6. bigstevex


    Joined: 30 Nov 2005

    Posts: 145

    lol 4400!
  7. KillBoY_UK


    Joined: 20 Apr 2004

    Posts: 4,114

    Location: Oxford

    mine took 1.6v to get 2.55ghz out of it
  8. Noble-Kebab

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Nov 2004

    Posts: 1,005

    Location: London

    wont oc it reduce the life of the chip ?

    planning to get one of these