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Q: Good AMD processors AMD processors

Im working on building a server and I need an AMD processor in it. Right now, im looking at AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model ADA3800BVBOX for $322. The purpose of this server is just a place that 4 computers can access. Its not going to be set up as a server, but just Windows XP without a monitor. Im running an intel pentium 4 on the computer holding the network right now, and it is doing fine. Sometimes its just a little slow. So, I would like a little better than a Pentium 4, but AMD. Also, less then $322. What can I get?


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Why the strangeqe question?

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A:Are there any new processors that are faster than Core I7 processors

Does it use 100% cpu for a long time? (so cpu is the bottleneck)
Is it a multithreaded application, so are tasks split in many subtasks and use different cores?
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Does anyone know what GHz speed and RAM amount is decent for a laptop these days (I mean as opposed to what some guy in PC World is gonna say "Yeah that's powerful")

The one that I'm thinking about is:

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5600 - 1.83GHz (x2), 667MHz FSB, 2MB L2 Cache
RAM: 2048MB DDR2-667MHz

Thanks ^^

A:Duo Core Processors - What's Good and What's Not??

Anything dual-core will be the latest technology and will be suitable for multiple processes and handling intense renderring, decoding, encoding etc software. The one you stated will do the job just fine.
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A:Please help (processors)

Alex4 said:

Ok i will try and word this a bit better. OK i am building myself a computer. I am going to pick up the motherboard soon. I need to know what one to get. I am trying to think of what type of CPU to get. I can spend up to $350 Canadian ($287 U.S.) on it. I want to know what you think is better, AMD, or Intel. And if so what GHz and model. Click to expand...

350 on entire pc? or just cpu
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Btw: overclocking isn't an issue, if that's any help.

A:Some help with processors please...

I'm running the i7-870 on an Asus board. Assembled it in early August with no problems since.

I also considered the i7-930. The price difference of the chip and the x58 motherboard and RAM was more than my budget could handle.
You can't go wrong either way. There are other similar set ups to mine by users on the forum and others with the 930.

Price seems to be the major difference not performance.

I saved the money and I am well satisfied with the ASUS motherboard combo I have.
The 870 will OC to 3.8GHz with no problem.
I had to try it once.
Not sure of the limit but have heard about them up to 4.0.
So they aren't a dog.

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I need help on this one i only have (4) processors.

What do i do with (8) this is not right.

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A:Processors i7

Not to worry. With hyper-threading enabled, one would expect to see 8 on a quad processor.

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A:64-bit os on (2) 32-bit processors?

No it won't. That theory falls flat on its face as you don't get 64 bit computing from two 32 bit processors. The processor either supports 64 bit or it doesn't. Same applies to quad core processors; it is 4 cores running at a set speed (2.4 GHz for example), not as a processor running at 9.6 GHZ (don't know if they are still there, but there used to be a few that tried to pull this scam on ebay).
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Does anyone know the reason for the price difference between the
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I have been told that the OEM should be the cheaper of the two.

What am I missing?

Thanks Much

A:AMD Processors

Have no idea. How about a link to the site?

Perhaps the OEM includes a motherboard... AMD has recently dropped their prices (again) as their top in Quad parts don't sell as well. AMD's best market area is under $100 CPUs.

Recommendtion: Get the cheaper one
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You Have: 2.99 GHz Performance Rated at 4.49 GHz

How do I tell if I have 2 processors running, and can I make full use of them if I have two?

A:How many processors do I have?

Look inside your case. If you don't see two CPU cooling systems, you have one physical processor. You propably have one dual-core processor, and you're propably taking full advantage of the both cores.
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A:AMD processors

There are a few things to consider when looking at a gaming processor / motherboard combo. Are you looking to REALLY upgrade meaning dual vid cards, etc., or do you mean occasional gaming with decent game play. The cost difference is huge and the choice of Crossfire (ATI) or SLI (Nvidia) is important. I guess what I'm asking is how far do you want to go?
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Yeah, the AMD line uses a numbering scheme that roughly equals the Intel counterpart, hence the 3200+ being close to a 3.4GHz P4. It doesn't have that clock in megahertz but because its a good chip, in most games and benchmarks an AMD XP processor will beat a similarly placed P4.

Where the P4 shines is heavy multi-tasking, and when your encoding or doing some other intense number-crunching stuff.
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im looking into buy a laptop

and a mate of mine has told me to stay away from AMD processors.. now i admitt i dont know **** about computer hardware.
the laptop i had in minds processor states
AMD turion 64 X2 mobile technology (TL-50) 1.6Ghz

now hes telling me i should be going for an intell..

can someone shed some light on what i must be looking for..
i just need it to be quick.. doesnt need to be able to handle full to the brim with files and programs.
i will get at least 1gb of ram
i just need to be able to do a fair few things at once... i usually have abuot 5-6 windows open doing things...

any help would be much appreciated

A:help-- processors

There is nothing wrong with AMD processers in fact they were the industry leaders for quite few years
Intel has introduced the core 2 duo and has taken the lead as the fastest cpu's from Amd.
That said the AMD dual core processers are still pretty quick and could still be fast enough for your needs
Also because Intel core 2 duo are the "must have" at the moment it tends to reflect in the price you pay for machines with them installed
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I think thats kinda cool if this is True.. :giddy:

A:AMD Processors

It's not True, it's Marketing.

There is some truth in there but not enough to get all excited about it.
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A:Help with Processors

GHZ haven't meant much for a while and now they mean Nothing!

The Core Duo is likely better then the P4 3.2, depending on the exact model, but it should be a better choice.

The Turion will be just as good or even better then the Core Duo.
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Intel® Core™ Duo Proc T2250 (1.73GHz/533MHz/2 X 1MB L2 Cache)

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A:64 bit processors

relax - your shining new CPU won't become out of date the second 64-bit CPUs appear.

I should expect that 64-bit will primarily effect the server market mostly, and will only trickle down to desktop level after some time. Although there are some operating systems already available for these chips (windows 2000, linux, etc) there aren't a lot of apps yet. 64-bit will become the standard one day - thats for sure - but it will take quite some time.
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i want a fast processor for games. I looked around online and i heard that some processors get too hot and could melt. I just need a solid, fast, reliable processor for gaming.
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Celeron' lack the internal cache, and other command sets that are vital to a good gaming experience.

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Does any one know any thing on this? What are your thoughts on it?


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Thank y'all

A:Help about the Processors

Are you running any programs that will use the parked processor, could just be idle, try running some intensive software then check
If not sure you could always run prime95 on it which will stress test the cpu but don't leave alone while doing it as temperatures can rise quickly so be sure to monitor
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A:AMD Processors

The green chart is what i believe you are looking for..
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A:Two processors?!?

That's the way a dual core processor shows up...
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now pentume is no more i think ...

core2duo may be runnig

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or they mean something ? leave that the higher the number the better the processor ,, but why exactly 3 , 5 and 7 ?

also there is somthing like second generation and 3rd generations

are they sub divisions of i 3 , 5 and 7 ? like i3 is about three generations ?

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A:64-bit processors

As far as I`m aware, there should be no problem running 32bit apps with a 64bit processor. And as for an emulator I`ve never heard of one being needed.

Regards Howard
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G'day bonesaw2009, what were you intending doing with it and what kind of operating system were you intending to use and how well off financially are you?
If it is not a server application and you are talking common operational kind of stuff like desktop or common gaming kind of use using common windows kinds of programs you would probably be better off with a simple single processor setup.
Cheers. qldit.
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Go here and you can see the specs on each processor you are trying to compare:Intel processor specs
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I have $1000au to spend on a new processor my 2 options are as follows.

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Thanks :angel:

A:Processors Which one is better!

For gaming the 4000+ would be better as it has a clockspeed of 2.4Ghz (the 4400+ runs at 2.2Ghz). Games are still single-threaded & will not be able to make use of the 2nd core on the 4400+.

That said, if you like to game while having MP3s compressed in the background or DVDShrink running, the 4400+ is the better choice.

Don't you like it when there isn't one clear answer ?
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Processor Speed + Class
Processor Class: AMD Athlon 64 X2
Processor Speed: 2.2 GHz
AMD Model: 4400+
Bus Speed: 1 GHz
Physical + Memory Specifications
Processor Socket: AMD® Socket 939
Number of Processor Cores: 2
L1 Cache Size: 128 kB x 2
L2 Cache Size: 2 MB
Included Fan Type: ATX
heres the specs for 4600+X2

Processor Speed + Class
Processor Class: AMD Athlon 64 X2
Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
AMD Model: 4600+
Bus Speed: 1 GHz
Physical + Memory Specifications
Processor Socket: AMD® Socket 939
Number of Processor Cores: 2
L1 Cache Size: 256 kB x 2
L2 Cache Size: 1 MB
Included Fan Type: ATX

as u may notice the 4400 has an L2 cache of 1mb x 2 while the 4600+ has a L2 cache of 512kb x 2
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The one that confused me the most is that i saw an i7 2.6Ghz 3MB and a i7 1.8Ghz 8MB, i thnk the 1.8 was more expensive!

Can someone explain this to me



A:i3, i5 and i7 processors

The "mb" specification next to each of these processors is the amount of on board cache included with the processor.
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A:2 processors

What's the brand name, model name, and model number of that computer?

How much RAM does it have?


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Please can anyone tell me in layman's terms the differences between if any and if one is better than the other

Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E6400 2.13Ghz
Intel® Core™ i3-330M Processor 2.13Ghz

Also what is the equivalent AMD Processor

many thanks


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it really depends what route you want to take from here, Intel or AMD, this is where your journey begins, i'm not that clued up on AMD, but i know quite a bit about Intel.

Firstly, a history lesson ;-)

I'm going to skip the first lot of processors that were pre-2000,

so, Pentium 4 and Celeron at socket 478, not really anything brilliant about these processors, if you ever come across a celeron, avoid them at all cost, these are described as "family processors", good for general productivity and not much else, Pentium 4 with hyper threading was ok, hyper threading on the p4 was a 1 core processor that simulated multiple cores, seemed to work ok but you could tell the difference when you multitasked.

now, moving onto socket LGA775, this socket introduced the first ever true multi-core processors on the mainstream market, with the core2duo and core2quad processors proving to be very good at almost everything, you could also get core2duo extreme and core2quad extreme processors which were for heavy duty gaming and multitasking(including heavy HD video editing), you can get a 775 socket P4 though, but with HT technology, and also the celeron family making an appearance.

now to the most recent socket LGA1366, this socket is exclusive to multi-core processors, with the likes of i3(2 core), i5(4 core) and i7(6 core) processors, the i7 family also incorporated an extra 2 simulated cores using intels hyper threading technology, which seems to work rather well, making it an 8 core processor, of course intel made the extreme family for i3, i5 and i7.

Now enough of the history, now to the present, it really boils down to what your poison is, Intel or AMD, so choose wisely and someone else could possibly fill you in on AMD's side of things?

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A:AMD Processors


they are fine, no better no worse.
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It has what is called Hyperthreading, it will show as two processors.

The only stupid question is the one that never gets asked.

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Looked at two-both HP.One has a N2920 Processor and the other N3530.What is the difference?Click to expand...

Intel Celeron N2920 1.86 GHz (2.00 GHz burst speed)

Intel Pentium N3530 2.16 GHz (2.58 GHz burst speed)

The bottom one is faster.


If you submit their model names and model numbers and part/product(P/N) numbers, we can answer your questions better.

Do both come with the same amount of DDR3 RAM?

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A processor is the "brains" of your computer.
what is a good one to buy with my new computer?
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It is somewhat like asking "What is the best car" Well there are a lot of cars and they have different attributes such as a sports car might not be the best choice for an area that gets a LOT of snow. If that were the case, a 4x4 truck would be "Better" than the sports car.
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You can find lots of interesting stuff for reasonable prices at

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Sempron is the Celeron of AMD. Can't compare it to a core2duo regardless of speed.
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A:Can processors be replaced?

Pick your choice of CPU:
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A:Compatible Processors

yes. there are two physical CPU's its a workstation computer
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A:which processors i can use on an LGA 775 socket

You've just answered your own question.
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Only the newest C2D CPU's have 1333MHz FSB, so any Core 2 Duo except the E6X50 series will work.
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A:Next Intel Processors

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A:Laptop processors

Core 2 Duo, best performance out of any CPU(its so nice to say that without having someone else correct me) with no more battery consumption than its younger brother, Core Duo.
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A:Confused about the processors..

No one? I know it's completely stupid but I still need the help
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A:CPUs (Processors)

Unfortunately, comparing processors isn't like it used to be; in fact, not only have the done away with labeling processors by their speed in ghz, if you grab a bestbuy or any comparable circular, they don't even tell you the specific processor anymore, just something like 'dual core,' After heat and power consumption increased drastically as the cpu manufacturers tried pushing toward 3 ghz, they went down another route and started re-engineering the designs of their processors at their current speeds and manufacturing sizes.

so you might want to do a little research if you do think of buying in the future. There's dual and quad core's now (and triple cores with AMD from what I understand) but I'm not sure as to the specifics; perhaps someone can elaborate.

Personally I shy away from buying pre-fabbed comps and prefer building one myself, but if you're not familiar with doing so and have no interest in the literally hundreds of hours you'll put into research, familiarizing yourself with them, troubleshooting strange problems, etc., I'd stay away from it. I can't really recommend any company though as I'm really not too familiar with them. But one of the best things I can think of doing is looking up tech support problems and nightmare cases with the different companies. You don't want to fall into the same holes others have fell into. So, although again you said you're not buying, always google the models you have in mind (this goes for any tech product of course) and see what problems others have had.

This is a little old, but still informative:,369.html
choose the benchmark from the drop-down menu uptop

For recent prices:
also useful are the reviews and the buyers guide down the left hand side of the menu

also, is a good website
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A:two processors listed

do you happen have a Intel Pentium 4 processor and one of the newer ATi video cards?

that phenomenom you are mentioning is normal. i have the same thing happening with my system. you do not have to worry about it -- it is not a problem.

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Intel Pentium D 820 2.80GHz (Dual Core)
AMD Athlon 64 3500+

Which is better?


Ok, compare the Intel Pentium D to this processor now:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 3800+

A:Comparing 2 processors

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A:Duel Processors

Search Feature is your friend.
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Dual-core CPUs
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A:AMD processors with AMD motherboards

No. You need to pay attention to the socket the CPU uses (Socket A, 754, 939, 940) then you get a board which has the same socket or you decide on a board then you get a CPU which can fit on the socket.
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A:AMD Processors and Dual DDR

:wave: Hello & Welcome to Techspot :wave:

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A:Confused about processors.

I have an Intel Pentium D 830 3.0 GHz in my old 2005 vintage Desktop. My 2007 vintage Core2 Duo at 2.0 GHz is easily 10 times faster at stuff like creating a WinZip or WinRar archive, and just overall feels faster.

This website lists benchmarks for various processors, will give you someting to compare differnt processors:

PassMark CPU Benchmarks

Here's how that one measures against you current one:
The Pentium D @ 2.66 - 676
AMD Athlon II X2 235 - 1723

Obviously it depends on what the benchmark is measuring, but any recent processor, Intel or AMD, will be a noticeable step up.
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A:Are AM3 processors still being produced?


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A:duel processors
The x2 is amd's dual core, the pentium d is intels dual core.
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A:AMD-V and Intel-VT processors

Most of the Intel Xeon processors would be suitable for this:

Most (if not all) Opterons from AMD would support virtualization as well.

If you don't need a server CPU, there are plenty of desktop CPU's that support this technology as well.
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A:Switching processors help

You need to post the exact mb you are using; atx micro means next to nothing.

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