Socket 939 chip upgrade

  WookieIOne 15:42 28 Dec 2007


I have a AMD64 3700+ chip and i would like to upgrade it. Which would be the ebst value for money out of these 2 in terms of significant improvement?

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  Jim_F 16:24 28 Dec 2007

In my experience it depends on whether you're doing things that benefit from 2 cores.

Processing things like audio and video files and maybe web browsing at the same time does benefit -games and older apps can actually suffer.

The 4200+ looks like a good price but bear in mind you may also need a better cooling solution as 2 cores get hotter than 1 !

(I went from the 939 3000+ to 4200+ x2)

  Totally-braindead 17:00 28 Dec 2007

I'm in a similar position to you but I have a 3500 processor. Naturally the 4600 is better than the 4200 but is it worth another £80. Personally I think not. I'd go for the 4200 but do remember you need a heatsink and fan as well.
For £120 for the 4600 you could get a 4600 a new board and a gig of RAM for it click here so you have to ask if its worth it.

Mind you if you have OEM windows then it might not validate itself with a new board, if its a full version you have then thats different and though you would have to validate it again it would be ok.

  WookieIOne 18:38 28 Dec 2007

Many many thanks for replies.I have taken your advice and ordered the 4200. Could you please help me with links to heat sinks and fans please that will fit new chip?

Thanks (great forum - easy going on us none P.C minded!)

  paul€ 19:54 28 Dec 2007

This should be fine for the 4200 click here

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Don't forget your thermal paste. The heatsink may not have a thermal pad on it.

  WookieIOne 20:46 28 Dec 2007

excellent thank you very much for the help given.

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