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    AMD64 3700 or 3800?

    Hi,

    I am just about to but my CPU but want to know if it is worth me going for the 3800 over the 3700? Am i going to notice the difference for the extra money? Also what fan does everyone suggest? Stock or aftermarket?

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    are you thinking of overclocking?

    because iv heard the 3700 can get upto the 4000 speeds easy, plus the 3700 has 2MBL2 cache whereas the 3800 has 512kb...

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMuFFiN
    are you thinking of overclocking?

    because iv heard the 3700 can get upto the 4000 speeds easy, plus the 3700 has 2MBL2 cache whereas the 3800 has 512kb...
    Hasn't the 3700 got 1MB L2 and the 3800 has 512KB L2?

    Stock cooling should do if you aren't Ocing.

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    wrong key, sorry, yes it is 1MB lol


    edit: heres the link:
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    Last edited by UKMuFFiN; 27-10-2005 at 02:32 PM.

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    Yea i will be overclocking so i think the 3700 might be a better option, cheers.

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    £169.62 inc VAT @ scan, plus you can sign up for free delivery , its one ive been looking at too.

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    I've just bought the 3700...im very happy with it..opening applications is really 'snappy' and games run amazingly on it..well worth the money!! Haven't tried overclcoking it but i would recomend an aftermarket hsf as the one you get in the box is a little noisy..not too annoying but you can tell it's there!
    Hope that helps?

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    Get a 3000+ and overclock

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    Yea going to order the 3700 tomz Anyone got any suggestions on fan yet as if the std one is noisy i could do without.

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    The stock fan with mine isn't that noisy. They overclock like maniacs. Mines currently running at FX-55 speeds. All I had to do was increase the frequency and adjust the voltage slightly (1.4 -> 1.45), its rock solid. Its an amazing piece of kit, there is almost no temp difference. As far as fans go, I'd be interested to hear what people think, I've heard great things about the Asetek MicroChill and the Zalman Aeroflower, both are fairly quiet.

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    sweet! anyone wanna lend me some £170?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMuFFiN
    sweet! anyone wanna lend me some £170?
    You can have that pink £500 note off my age old monopoly bank.. its on the house..
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    do i have to pay for the postage and packing?

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    Slightly off topic but how did you get your 3700 to fx-55 speeds? did you do it by changing the fsb settings? i really haven't got a clue with the athlon 64, lol.

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