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    Quote Originally Posted by Kef9
    All I can say is that its a shame that the actual Athlon 64 chips for skt754 have stopped being made and now only the semprons are availiable.

    When I got my system 9 months ago I couldnt belive that I got a athlon 64 3400+ clocked at 2.4Ghz for £135. The equivelent skt 939 3800+ was around 250quid and the performance difference is very minimal. What a bargain! Is the 3800+ worth 400MHz points above the 3400+, I dont think so.

    People look down on 754 but the actual difference between a single channel memory controller and a dual one is very minimal. MHz is what matters most!

    Couple a skt754 athlon 3400+ or 3700+ (if you can find em) with the albatron sli mobo and youve got yourself a cheap powerful system that will last at least untill the time skt m2 comes along or intels merom for that matter.
    Well.. you could also argue that the newer 939 chips are far more overclockable than the Clawhammers on 754. (Newcastle aside, as they are in both 939 and 754)

    While a Venice only needs like 1.4ish volts to hit 2.6Ghz, Clawhammers will need to punch the volts all the way to 1.6ish to hit anywhere 2.6ish..
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    Quote Originally Posted by sawyen
    Well.. you could also argue that the newer 939 chips are far more overclockable than the Clawhammers on 754. (Newcastle aside, as they are in both 939 and 754)

    While a Venice only needs like 1.4ish volts to hit 2.6Ghz, Clawhammers will need to punch the volts all the way to 1.6ish to hit anywhere 2.6ish..
    True but mine is a newcastle so if I did ever want to oc I can, but im not going to be doing that anyway. If you want to oc a skt 754 there always the 0.9micron semprons.

    Dont you think that £135 for a cpu at 2.4ghz stock was silly money though considering it was 9 months ago? I know I do and thats why I got one.

    Also wasnt the 4000+ a clawhammer along with the FX53 and FX55 and as far as I know no one had a problem oc them. Obviously the newer chips are going to oc better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kef9
    True but mine is a newcastle so if I did ever want to oc I can, but im not going to be doing that anyway.

    Dont you think that £135 for a cpu at 2.4ghz stock was silly money though? I know I do and thats why I got one.
    i got the exact same cpu for near enough identical money. Doesnt clock too bad either, it will do 2.7ghz but needs quite a few volts which i wont give it on air cooling for any length of time. Atm its sitting at 230x11 at 1.6v (1.55v real due to my crappy enermax).

    So glad i got it over the early 3500+ winchester too which had memory controller problems and was quite a bit more expensive.

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    btw people are getting 2.7-2.8GHz on the Sempron 2500+ - not bad for a £40 chip

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