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    worth upgrading skt939 cpu to dual core?

    I've been considering if I should switch over to Dual core, but not sure if I'll get my moneys worth.

    Im on a 3700+ which seems to be coping well on things at the moment (Gaming and DVDs mainly).

    It is running at stock and overclocking could be an option although it's something I have no experience in and not sure my other parts are up to the standard.

    Anyway, I was looking around and have seen some different dual core options.

    4200x2 for around £80 (new oem)
    Opteron 170 for around £85 (new retail)
    keeping an eye out for 4400x2 for around £80 (2nd)
    4800x2 for £95 (2nd)
    3800x2 for £65 from ebuyer

    what do you reckon?
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    Its not a great value upgrade but its the last chance to upgrade your present system.
    If you are not planning a new system in the next couple of years then go for it.
    I would get the 4200 from Scan.

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    Same situation here. I would rather put the £80 towards a budget 965 mainboard £60 and 1GB value DDR2 £20. OK I need to spend another £70-£100 for a C2D CPU but I would not be happy with Dual 939 for very long. For starters hardly any games are multi-threaded. Only possible reason is to compressing video quicker and to play supreme commander. Not much reason if you ask me. Stick with the 3700+ and relax. Relax some more by ignoring windows Vista. Life is good.

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