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    Hi everyone.
    Been hunting for a processor. I have seen two cpus of which I am not sure which is the better so your views are valued please.Both are 754 pin and 34oo which is what I am after.
    Athlon 64 3400+ (CLAWHAMMER CORE) L2 Cache 1mb 2.2ghz
    Athlon 64 3400+ (Newcastle core) L2 Cache 512 kb 2.4ghz

    The 3400 754pin is the one Im after but decriptions have said that although th Clawhammer may have a sightly slower hz speed its larger cache makes it a superior cpu to the Newcastle which superseeded it. Your views would be greatly appreciated.
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    We're slowly getting there.My thanks and wish you all a happy new year, whatever your religion may be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravyonmychin
    Athlon 64 3400+ (CLAWHAMMER CORE) L2 Cache 1mb 2.2ghz
    Athlon 64 3400+ (Newcastle core) L2 Cache 512 kb 2.4ghz
    Get the 1 meg L2 CLAWHAMMER CORE and try to OC it a bit... 200 Mhz dont make that much of a difference anyway...
    Last edited by myth; 02-01-2005 at 07:37 PM.

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    Totally right. The Clawhammer is actually slightly faster at stock (although it varies from application to application), and will have more OC room.

    I hope that's a decent 550W PSU, not a Q-Tec...

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    Is q-tec gold 3 fan not very good then,what do you recomend.

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    Q-Tecs are very, very bad. Avoid at all costs.

    You want to buy a PSU from a decent brand, like Antec, Tagan, Enermax, Thermaltake.
    "Well, there was your Uncle Tiberius who died wrapped in cabbage leaves but we assumed that was a freak accident."

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    Quote Originally Posted by myth
    Get the 1 meg L2 CLAWHAMMER CORE and try to OC it a bit... 200 Mhz dont make that much of a difference anyway...
    Hang on a bit, I want a nice fast pc but Im not into overclocking yet.Ive got to walk b4 I run, at the mo I just want to put a reasonably fast pc together.Thank you for helping out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_w
    Q-Tecs are very, very bad. Avoid at all costs.

    You want to buy a PSU from a decent brand, like Antec, Tagan, Enermax, Thermaltake.
    It was a Q-Tec gold but if they are really dodgy I am able to return it for a refund. I dont mind paying more as quality costs and I dont want to buy something that will let me down and cause probs.Thank you.

    Would something like Tagan TG480-U01 be ample and a better buy?
    Last edited by gravyonmychin; 02-01-2005 at 11:16 PM.

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    I personally have a Tagan 480W. From reviews on the internet, and from recommendations on this forum, I found it was the best PSU for the money.
    "Well, there was your Uncle Tiberius who died wrapped in cabbage leaves but we assumed that was a freak accident."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_w
    Q-Tecs are very, very bad. Avoid at all costs.

    You want to buy a PSU from a decent brand, like Antec, Tagan, Enermax, Thermaltake.
    I'll second that!
    Been using the 400 W model the past 6 months, and even after that small time of use it's been playing up and, causing various temperature issues and was just about to go bang before i got rid just before xmas...
    Im happy to have moved to a Jeantec...

    Still would advise one of Mike's brands above, but for gawds sake as ive learnt, if u have a decent system, don't throw something like a Q-tec in there to bbq it

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    My thanks to all, I will return it and hunt for a better quality item.Good advice, why spend a lot on the rest and fry it for a couple of quid.Thanks.

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    Please spend 50quid on a second hand Tagan/Antec instead of a Qtec.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gravyonmychin
    Hang on a bit, I want a nice fast pc but Im not into overclocking yet.Ive got to walk b4 I run, at the mo I just want to put a reasonably fast pc together.Thank you for helping out.

    Either way the clawhammer is faster... And we'll have you OCing in no time!

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