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    Old news I'm afraid, been mention before

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=535755

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    So basically FX Performance for AM2 boards?

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    \------/ -------------------------------------> X2 6000
    BOAT^

    quite a bit late imo

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    It's AM2 only but they do a FX62 for AM2 which at looking at the specification seems to be very similar either way must people will tell you to go for Intel Core 2 Duo and not for AMD

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    Some of us are just AMD fanboys

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    Hell, I've had AMD since the AMD K2 500

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    Some of us have 939 sockets and would value an upgrade down the line without replacing motherboard, ram and OS at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Some of us have 939 sockets and would value an upgrade down the line without replacing motherboard, ram and OS at the same time.
    I'm still on 939 to and was looking at X2 4800 or Opteron 185 but I and every other 939 owner would like is some thing like this X2 6000

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    Was looking at the prices of AM2, and the FX-74 is less than 400quid, not bad.

    This 6000+ is a little overpriced at the mo, id expect it to fall about 50quid less than the FX-74, after all it's not got an unlocked multi.

    Also scan has it wrong, it's 3.0Ghz, not 2.8.

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    Smokey - you need 2 of the FX-74s - otherwise it don't work (Quad FX requires 2xdual cores)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave87 View Post
    Smokey - you need 2 of the FX-74s - otherwise it don't work (Quad FX requires 2xdual cores)
    Can anyone confirm you need 2 FX-7X chips in a Quad FX M/B, I have not read a comment advising it will work or not?

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    I'm sure you do, unless like with Intel Xeon boards you can run with a single processor? I'd hate to think of the performance hit though..

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    If you could run a single cpu I cannot see why you would have a performance hit, if you look at the nForce 680a SLI layout http://img.hexus.net/v2/cpu/amd/QuadFX2/680a-big.jpg
    assuming you did not need to use the socket on the 'left'.

    But even if you can use a single CPU the M/B are not cheap.

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    I must admit with all of the questions surrounding QuadFX I would take my money to the Intel Camp - I've been mightily impressed with the T2500 in my laptop (2x2Ghz) which has coped with everything I have thrown at it...

    Especially as e4300 is sooo cheap now...

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