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    Hey all, just a quick question, should I get an AMD Athlon 64 x2 6400+ Black Edition for $179 or should I wait till August and get the best Phenom CPU I can afford. In August I would have about $500 to spend on a CPU.
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    how far does your 5000+ overclock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth Hale View Post
    Hey all, just a quick question, should I get an AMD Athlon 64 x2 6400+ Black Edition for $179 or should I wait till August and get the best Phenom CPU I can afford. In August I would have about $500 to spend on a CPU.
    WAIT, if you can afford. Patient, you will get what you really wanted. Isn't Phenom chips is based 65nm?

    Hummm, AMD is a step behind Intel now.....get it going AMD.
    Can't wait to see how Phenom vs Penryn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jameson View Post
    how far does your 5000+ overclock?
    I got it to 2.6GHz with no errors. But the heat was getting high (above 40C) when playing games.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    WAIT, if you can afford. Patient, you will get what you really wanted. Isn't Phenom chips is based 65nm?

    Hummm, AMD is a step behind Intel now.....get it going AMD.
    Can't wait to see how Phenom vs Penryn.
    Yes it is 65nm, so is my 5000+ :cool: Ill wait, see what I can do with the Phenom, this CPU is only a month old anyway!

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    Isn't the 5000+ 2.6GHz at stock?

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    Yes it is, it is a typo which I never spotted! I can get it up to 2.9GHz. I accidentally clicked the 6 when I meant the 9.

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    well i'd go for a decent cooler and overclock it to 3.0ghz instead of the black edition, then leave yourself open to phenom later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth Hale View Post
    Hey all, just a quick question, should I get an AMD Athlon 64 x2 6400+ Black Edition for $179 or should I wait till August and get the best Phenom CPU I can afford. In August I would have about $500 to spend on a CPU.
    plug it now
    get a Gigabyte 790fx dq6 plug it and wait for the 9800.

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    it depends how long u can wait. im geting 6400+ x2 black for my new rig i cant wait for the prices to drop low enough. You might be best with what jameson said.

    the way i see it its going to be a while until its worth buying a quad core, because programmers for games have to catch up with it and learn how to tackle the task of 4 processers.
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    Same here, I'm getting a 6400+ next week :-) $159 at Newegg! Same price as I paid for my Sempron 2800+ back in 2005!!

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    not too shabby
    i wish we got prices like that in the UK lol. Thats like 80-90 converted to pounds, but here iv gota pay 120! well thats including postage but still, rip off.
    it should speed up your rig a fair bit.

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    I know, in a few years ill be back living in the UK, how am I going to cope after living on these prices!

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    you could always get people you know over there to buy it for you and ship it over, risky though.

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    yeah, i guess i shud kinda feel better that i live in australia,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth View Post
    I got it to 2.6GHz with no errors. But the heat was getting high (above 40C) when playing games.



    Yes it is 65nm, so is my 5000+ :cool: Ill wait, see what I can do with the Phenom, this CPU is only a month old anyway!

    hi im new to this stuff but i currently have a amd processor 4800+ 2.5ghz stock ive overclocked it with out any modification to cooling and its running 3.25ghz now fine without errors btw the 500+ is stock at 2.6ghz so gareth you have a problem with your sooling

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    Yeah, I got my old 5000+ to 2.9. Wow, 5000+ is going back a way, ive had 2 CPUs since then :P I got the 5400+ and now I have a Core 2 Quad Q9450.

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