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October 22, 2007, 11:23 am
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My Q is: I am beginning to 'piece' together a new PC. This Athlon XP 3200+
(Barton), Soltek board, & Crucial RAM have served me very, very well.
I am/was lurking around Newegg & TigerDirect in oder to make a proc choice &
I've figured I am pretty much being 'driven' to Socket AM2. That seems to be
what the 'top-end' AMD procs use (?). Yes, that was a question.
Checking AMD company info, I cut & pasted this directly from AMD.com ---->
"Athlon 64 X2 6400+ 'Black Edition' (3.2GHz, 125W, & 2MB total dedicated L2
cache, 2000MHz HyperTransportT bus, socket AM2)".
I will attempt to ask my questions as simple as I can.
According to the above proc, can anyone give me more information on it? What
is 2000MHz HyperTrans Bus? Is that a different/new way of saying FSB these
days? What is w/this 'Black Ed.' deal?
As I am reading/learning, could someone add some light to the difference(s)
between Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core(s) & Athlon FX(s)-64 & 70? (FYI: I am not a
power user nor a hard-core gamer, nor a gamer in general, @ least not on a
PC; I am just someone who wants to have the very BEST from the company(s) I
Additionally, knowing that my XP 3200+ (Barton) was 'un-locked', I never
tried, or cared to, OC it. So I am looking for something that is blazing
fast out-of-the-box. Also, what is the deal with the numerous names of
'cores' (?), such as:
Windsor (s) ?!?!?!
ANY info any of you guys, & gals, could offer would be greatly appreciated.
PS: NOT to sound argumentative, but would anyone argue that any other RAM is
HEAD & SHOULDERS above Crucail? (I have just really had great luck w/them.
From 4 separate PCs, a laptop, & their SD (MP3 player & DigiCam) & MicroSD
(2GB for my cell phone). Again, any info / constructive criticism would be