The Multi-Core/Multi-Processor Club

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Son Goku, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    We have a few people investing in new X2 and Opteron dual-core setups so it is only prudent to create an appropriate thread to encompass all of them.

    Refer technical support questions and other pertinent questions in separate threads. Due to the increased volume of posts in this thread related to general questions and support inquiries, it is better and easier for those questions to be addressed in separate threads in this forum section.

    Thanks


    - Sazar
     
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  2. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    Re: Athlon X2 processor club

    I'm in with a 3800+ X2
    =]
    Just built it 3 weeks ago and love it

    MSI NEO4 Platinum
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  3. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    Re: Athlon X2 processor club

    I got an A64 3500+ a couple months ago to recover from my older motherboard and CPU fan going on me. The budget for duel proc was out then; albeit I'm currently looking at employment. Assuming all goes well (unsure, as I need to apply and everything); my plans for upgrades would be, in order of priority:

    - More RAM (still have 512 MB Corsair XMS 2400, set to a locked 266 MHz memory bus). Holding stuff back the worst. This also, no doubt will be an absolute necessity for Windows Vista, and already 512 MB is feeling tight...

    - Then I might get an X2 (assuming something better doesn't come out in the interum from either AMD or Intel. Time of course will tell...) Among other things, this will let me get even more crunch time in :D Gotta keep them distributed computing points up ;) :angel:

    - An upgrade to my 9600 Pro. At this point I might make a switch from AGP to PCI-X. Owning the CPU and RAM, another mobo isn't that expensive, compared to other stuff...
     
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  4. Bucky Badger

    Bucky Badger OSNN Addict

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    Re: Athlon X2 processor club

    Looks like I just joined the ranks. Hope it all works. Sometimes you read the reviews on newegg and start doubting youeself with some of the hardware.
    CPU AMD 64 |4400+ ATHLON X2 939P RT - Retail (Qty=1,Price=$497.00)
    MEM 512x2|CORSAR TWINX1024-3200C2PT - Retail (Qty=1,Price=$100.00)
    VGA EVGA|GF 6800GS 256-P2-N386 - Retail (Qty=1,Price=$199.00)
    MB ASUS A8N-E NF4U 939 - Retail (Qty=1,Price=$109.99)
    Discount FOR 19-103-546&20-145-450 (Qty=1,Price=$-10.00)
    GIFT NERO 7 ULTRA EDITION - Retail (Qty=1,Price=$0.00)
     
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  5. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    AMD 64-bit dual-core processor club

    Here's mine :)

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  6. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    Re: AMD 64-bit Dual Core Processor Club

    Ok Sazar, time to OC those puppies and see what they can do...:laugh:
     
  7. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    AMD64 Opteron 175
    2GB OCZ EL Platinum
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    7800GTX 256MB
    SB X-Fi Platinum
    Seagate 120GB SATA
     
  8. Black-Syth

    Black-Syth Comalies

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    AMD Athlon X2 4800+
     
  9. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    Re: AMD 64-bit Dual Core Processor Club

    Nice setup, but what Mobo are you using???
     
  10. chojin

    chojin OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Re: AMD 64-bit Dual Core Processor Club

    Well I have a 3800x2


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  11. Black-Syth

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    Yeah, you got my answer in the other thread, but I'm going to reply here anyway.

    The ASUS A8N SLi Deluxe.

    Honestly speaking, I think I need to do a Driver revamp on the entire thing. My pal has a 6800GT and a single core Athlon 3200+ (Newcastle, I think.) and games, FEAR specifically speaking, runs a lot worse on my computer than it does on his. Which is exactly where BIOS flash question came into play. I don't do BIOS flashes, really. So, thanks for that link. I'm about to do it right now according to the instructions. I'll check back in a tad.
     
  12. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    I would strongly look on the AMD website. I thought I had heard some things about a driver that was needed for the X2 processors or dual core processors that improved overall game play as well as windows.

    I haven't looked into it because I'm still doing some occassional upgrades.
     
  13. Luna

    Luna OSNN Senior Addict Folding Team

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    AMD does have a driver for xp64 and xp

    http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/TechnicalResources/0,,30_182_871_13118,00.html
     
  14. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    ahah! That's what I was thinking of.
     
  15. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    OK guys give

    I want to hear the performance stories, some comparative to single core anecdotes will be nice.

    talk me into a dually
     
  16. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    Honestly, I won't talk anyone into a dually that doesn't need it. Unless they say they want a processor that is futureproof. Seeing as that there are only a few programs (mostly graphics design programs), which utilize dual core. But more programs are being written to use both cores recently.
     
  17. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I had written almost 2 pages worth of posts before. Just not gotten into the swing to do the same again.
     
  18. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Re: AMD 64-bit Dual Core Processor Club

    isn't multi tasking that much faster?

    for instance, can't you even run the folding program while your working with no noticeable affect in performance?

    and wouldn't you be able to work on a few performance hogs at once even if they weren't written for two processor optimization?

    like video photo and music editing
     
  19. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    Yes, this is true also. I've found when I launch Photoshop, it blases open, and I can still do multiple other things while it opens (very quickly I might add).
    I also extract large .rar files and I still can do more.

    Now if multitasking is a large issue for you, then I'd strongly suggest a dual core.
     
  20. Perris Calderon

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    I keep as many prorgrams open as possible which makes my system pretty close to solid state since just about everything is in memory.

    with the dually, this will also mean no slow downs while programs are also doing their own work

    gonna look into it

    laptop available yet?