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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-26-2006, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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looking at a new computer, need suggestions

i need to know if this is a good deal or if i should keep looking.
$579 for the computer only. AMD Athlon 64 processor 3700+, has xp media center 2005, 1 GB DDR, 200 GB SATA hard drive and a double layer DVD +/- r/rw drive. i dont know anything about the video card yet but i am sure it isnt all that great.

since i dont know AMD can someone tell how this processor compares to a pentium?
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Usually (from my experiances) AMD's are faster at some things. Intel is just more common as they've been around longer. I'll put it to you this way, I won't buy another Pentium processor based machine unless it's at such a great deal I can't pass it up. Every machine I've owned for the last ~6 years has been an AMD machine.
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Usually (from my experiances) AMD's are faster at some things. Intel is just more common as they've been around longer. I'll put it to you this way, I won't buy another Pentium processor based machine unless it's at such a great deal I can't pass it up. Every machine I've owned for the last ~6 years has been an AMD machine.
that is what i have been told but i was wondering if this one was comparable to a pentium 2.8, 3.0, 3.2ghz. what does the 3700+ mean?
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that review is a little beyond me amd my understanding.

i also found the cpu that i am looking at "says" it is a 939 pin. is that a mis-print or am i completely lost?
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yea its a 939 pin, which is what most of the current amds use. Soon they are gonna make a 940 pin and some other one, but for now 939 is the way to go.

I belive the 3700 is faster than a p4 3.2 or so. I went from a pentium 4 2.8 to a 3700 and its a good deal faster

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the 3700 is awesome and u can overclock it pretty good also so id say jump on it
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The 3700 is an excellent CPU. It will outperform just about any P4 in any game and would be around the speed of a P4 3.0Ghz-3.2Ghz in audio and video applications. I made the switch from P4's several years ago also and I am very satisfied. Socket 939 is the most current platform so you could upgrade to just about any processor if the motherboard supports it.
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dual cpu's, running dual p4's ..good times

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yea its a 939 pin, which is what most of the current amds use. Soon they are gonna make a 940 pin and some other one, but for now 939 is the way to go.

I belive the 3700 is faster than a p4 3.2 or so. I went from a pentium 4 2.8 to a 3700 and its a good deal faster

they will be going to the 940 pin to use DDR2, but think about how long it will be till you need it. Think ANYTHING out there is gonna need something badder than the FX-60 anytime soon?

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