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    Choosing a processor

    I am trying to choose between the following processors:

    AMD Athlon™ II X2 250 (3.0GHz, 2MB)
    AMD Athlon™ II X2 240 (2.8GHz, 2MB)
    AMD Athlon™ II X2 215 (2.7GHz, 1MB)

    There is a 20 dollar difference going from the 215 to the 240 and from the 240 to the 250. Is there going to be any difference between the 240 & 250? Thanks.

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    Re: Choosing a processor

    A $20 difference? http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...hlon-X2-(AM3)&

    Is there going to be any difference between the 240 & 250?
    Other than clock speed? No. OC'ing the 240 to 3.0GHz should be easy and would negate the difference.

    Another chip to keep in mind is the athlon II x3 435 if you do tasks that would benefit from a third core.

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    Re: Choosing a processor

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    Re: Choosing a processor

    Quote Originally Posted by oceanfirehawk View Post
    There is a 20 dollar difference going from the 215 to the 240 and from the 240 to the 250. Is there going to be any difference between the 240 & 250? Thanks.
    The only way you will see a difference between a 240 and a 250 is with benchamrking (or maybe a stopwatch).

    @ MelDJ- Core 2 Duos have 64bit instruction sets. Ohh, and the C2D 8600s are over 3 times the cost of a X2 250.

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    Re: Choosing a processor

    Always buy the second-fastest in a given range. Speed difference between 1st and 2nd is usually least and price difference is usually greatest.
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    Re: Choosing a processor

    Quote Originally Posted by Temüjin View Post
    A $20 difference? http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...hlon-X2-(AM3)&


    Other than clock speed? No. OC'ing the 240 to 3.0GHz should be easy and would negate the difference.

    Another chip to keep in mind is the athlon II x3 435 if you do tasks that would benefit from a third core.
    I was building a system on Dell.com and they showed a 20 dollar difference. Thanks for the input.

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    Re: Choosing a processor

    Thanks for all of your input guys.
    Last edited by oceanfirehawk; November 1st, 2009 at 07:16 PM.

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