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What Conroe to replace X2 4600+

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by LetsHaveIt, 11 Jul 2006.

  1. LetsHaveIt

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    Ok i got a AMD X2 4600+ @ 2.5GHZ what conroe would i need to see a good jump in performance and if so is it worth the upgrade :confused:
     
  2. Stelly

    Don

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    I would go for the E6600 mate... you would notice alot of difference from that, and its the choice of chip for overclockers

    Stelly
     
  3. pinkaardvark

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    only worth the upgrade if your 4600 is too slow for your needs. The brief pleasure of seeing a bigger number in cpuz soon pales to still having half a grand in your back pocket.
     
  4. LetsHaveIt

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    lol very true :p if i upgraded the chip then i'm going to have to upgrade the GC as i'm running a 7800GTX 256MB also, and its starting to struggle a bit on my Dell 24", looks like it going to get ££££££££££££ :p
     
  5. Corasik

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    Ah, but if your computer is starting to struggle, then thats a better justification to do the upgrade eh?
     
  6. ZXSpectrum

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    I can see alot of X2 4XXX+ Cpus going up for sale nice and cheap soon... :D
     
  7. Gashman

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    why bother upgrading if your X2 runs everything fine, hell my 3200+ runs everything fine :rolleyes:
     
  8. King_Boru

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Canada

    Its called 'Upgrade Addiction' alot of people on this forum suffer from this.
     
  9. Voltage

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    indeed, i shalt not upgrade my FX60 until early next year.
     
  10. easyrider

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    I disagree,

    My opty 170 @ 2.8ghz was more than fast enough for my needs.But I sold it losing little money for my conroe setup.

    The upgrade cost me around 100 quid after selling my s939 stuff while I could still get something for it.

    I now have a much much faster pc for little outlay.

    Why be so conservative and serious about upgrading?I enjoy having the latest hardware and in the long run its cheaper to upgrade when your previous system is still high end.
     
  11. Rick_Barnes

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    there must be some sort of curve for second hand prices of stuff, and a point where the price suddenly starts to plumet (probably when the brand new mainstream and enthuisast parts oertake the previous high end) eg 7600 + 6800GT.
     
  12. LetsHaveIt

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    Yeh i like to have the latest Rig Also, i Paid about £450 for my X2 4600+ chip and it was worth ever penny had lots of fun with last set up and guess its going to be the same with the conroe set up, any idea's what chip to go for easyrider not really on a tight buget but £780 for the Extreme Edition X6800 might be pushing it, any ideas what clocks i might get on Air with this chip :D
     
  13. pinkaardvark

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    Lol at one point many moons ago I was into benchmarking, think I got as high as postition 2 on the orb. I recall have 8 gf3's in my hands at one time and used to routinely abuse the hell out of stuff for a tiny gain. I'm talking phase change + TEC+ Watercooling+ Airconditioning units+radiators hanging out of wide open windows in the middle of winter at 3 am.

    So I totally understand the upgrade addiction and the desire for that little bit of extra performance. But some times it can be taken a bit too far and that extra wad is better spent down the boozer with yer mates on on your missus.

    Hell i'm just old hehe! get the X6800 :eek:
     
  14. LetsHaveIt

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    I gave up drinking 3 years ago :D so i've saved a fare few pounds
     
  15. easyrider

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    E6600 or the E6700 for the 10 x multi

    I went for the E6600 as nearly 200 quid is a lot to pay for the 10x multi over the 9x.

    You have to remember aswell these chips at speeds of around 3.4gz are so quick and anything above 3.6ghz needs H20 24/7 imo
     
    Last edited: 11 Jul 2006
  16. uvarvu

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    Joined: 29 Apr 2004

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    Location: Bath

    I'm still running on a single core CPU so that's my excuse. I miss hyperthreading on my old penty, imagine what two cores is going to do to me!
     
  17. harris1986

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    Joined: 4 Aug 2005

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    Why spend it on your missus? that's just crazy talk, Boozer = yes / Mrs = Hell No! :p
     
  18. HighlandeR

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: England

    Hard choice but E6600 is the top dog chip, what more u want? it competes with AMDs best current £700+ cpu.

    Other then that I feel the Summer Addiction "Must buy something" bug, but I so badly know in 5 months time its Dual Dual Core chips imagine 4XE6600 ! and again Next gen DX10 based cards....

    And the ole age question is there will still be something 5 months down the road to buy by that time ;)
     
  19. tipsy

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    Joined: 23 Feb 2004

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    Location: Greenside/Tyne & wear


    I totally agree with this mind this is only due to getting married in the Dominican Republic 6 weeks ago, mind its the best 5k I've ever spent though :D

    The next best thing was not telling her how much my recent pc cost hehe 4 day after returning home a new pc was ordered. Sadly not from ocuk this time but a pre built one based on reviews from pc format.... (x2 4400) not a bad system, shame I cant say the same about the wife :p U cant switch her off after games she wants to talk.........

    Shouldve waited for the conroe though :( oh well U live & learn
     
    Last edited: 12 Jul 2006