Originally posted by: StaticPhilly
ok im a little un-clear on how this works,
basiclly im looking at getting a new cpu, it will be used for lite gaming and genral use
what would be better:
an X2 @ 3.3mhz
or an X4 @ 2.3mhz
what im not sure of is,
if i get a X4 @ 2.3 does this mean it totals to 9.2? if so then this in my mind would work faster then two at 3.3 totaling to 6.6?
can anyone clear this up for me.
not to sure if wat your saying rings true with the first series phenom x4 and athlon x2 but the am3 chips would probably be close in any case there avast improvement on the athlon 3500+ and models below it .depending on what type of games and how often you play them and how much you have to spend. with the right board you can take th phenomII 555 black edtion for exzample and unlock the 2 cores that are dormeant and turn it to a quad core or if ya stuck 4 cash get the athlonII x4 640 chip either way work fine good luck with the build
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