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    Thumbs up Should I Go with a 3500+or a 3700+ Socket 939


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    A lot of people will argue that the extra L2 Cache isn't worth a lot in terms of performance but I ended up going for the 3700+ just because the price wasn't that much different. when I bought mine. I don't regret it one bit to be honest.
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    3700+ for the win
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    For $24 extra I would go for the 3700, for the cache and the speed.

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    Yup, I <3 my 3700+

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    Yeah go for the 3700+, especially as AMD are dropping the 1MB cache chips so it may end up becoming a collectable.

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    3700+

    It's a very good CPU and clocks well too.

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    Yep absolutely I'll go with 3700+ too, just for the sake of cache

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    I'd go for an Opteron 146 myself. Got the 1Mb L2 cache, and pretty good odds of overclocking. Many have hit 3Ghz. Many more can hit 2.8GHz. Most will hit 2.6GHz.

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    I'd also recommend a 146 but try to check stepping before handing over cash.

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    and opteron is also a good choice, scan do them ast a ncie price, depends if you are into overclocking really.
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    Thumbs up

    Well I picked up my Sandy today the stepping according to Everest is the SH-E4 stepping is this good?

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    thats the stepping of all san diegos

    you need the full one like cab1e 0505xpmw

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    lol what is a good stepping for a san deigo, the only reason there is for buying one over an opteron 146 is the 11 multi

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    Quote Originally Posted by -ChEM-
    thats the stepping of all san diegos

    you need the full one like cab1e 0505xpmw
    And I will find that on the heat spreader of the CPU right? (on top)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeebus
    And I will find that on the heat spreader of the CPU right? (on top)
    Yes.

    One other thing. Recently, the price of the 3500 has dropped like a rock. The 3700 hasn't and neither has the Opteron.

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