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Deadpool
2006-02-16T14:43:13Z
also is the 4200 50 better than the 3200?? decisions need to be made
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2006-02-16T16:43:32Z
Where are you getting your prices from?

The 4200+ is clocked 200MHz higher and is defintely worth it in my biook, the price differences I'm used to are more like 35GBP.

However, if you can/are willing to overclock you can get an extra 200MHz out of the 3800+ easily and save some money.
Deadpool
2006-02-16T16:50:34Z
this is going by the prices on mesh computers, havent looked at individual prices, but thats the price difference on the build
jfrjimenez
2006-02-16T19:26:06Z
If I'm not mistaken, the 4200+ has 2x1MB L2, correct? Please verify. If this is the case, then although L2 isn't as important on AMD chips, it's still something to really go for (the 3800+ has 2x512KB). A little overclocking would go a long way
Constipated_Vigilante
2006-02-18T15:40:34Z
You have that backwards, actually. The 3800 has the Toledo core, with 1mb L2 cache for each core. I think the 3800 would be a better buy, as it's really an underclocked 4800+.
l aedis l
2006-02-22T10:59:13Z
i own the 3800+ and have it overcloked to 2.5ghz on both cores, no problems or instability (this is on stock cooling as well, mind you). I would do the same thing i did, buy cheap and OC to get a little more performance out of it. This processor is a beast anyways, and can handle anything you throw at it.
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2006-02-22T11:37:06Z
quote:

Originally posted by: jfrjimenez
If I'm not mistaken, the 4200+ has 2x1MB L2, correct? Please verify. If this is the case, then although L2 isn't as important on AMD chips, it's still something to really go for (the 3800+ has 2x512KB). A little overclocking would go a long way


quote:

Originally posted by: Constipated_Vigilante
You have that backwards, actually. The 3800 has the Toledo core, with 1mb L2 cache for each core. I think the 3800 would be a better buy, as it's really an underclocked 4800+.


Both wrong

The 3800+, 4200+ and 4600+ all have 512k cache per core

The 4400+ and 4800+ have 1MB per core


As I said above the 4200+ is clock 200MHz higher, and that's all.
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