x2 4200+ = 183 x2 3800 = 185??

Ub3rn00b

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Can anyone please explain to me why the 3800+ would be going for less than the 4200+? I mean I don't know that much about AMD processors, but if i'ts the same type of processor, like an X2, the higher the number the better right? So what's going on here?
 

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Yes. Both are the x2 manchester socket 939 procs that I was compairing. When AMD had their price drops not too long ago, the x2 3800+ 939 was about 145 bux on newegg and the 4200+ x2 939 (both manchester cores) were around 190. Then, the 3800 started creeping up to a point where I kept thinking "why would anyone buy a 3800+ when you can get the 4200+ for just a few dollars more?". Now at this point, the 4200 is actually CHEAPER. You'd definitely have to be a moron to buy the 3800 over the 4200 at this point. That is, unless there's something about them that I don't know.

I know that with the dual cores, I've read about some people having difficulties with running some games and applications on a dual core platform. I happen to have personal experience with AMD processors just plain not being compatible with certain programs without utilitizing some work around. I.E. Xp Sp2 where I had to edit the boot.ini to get it to boot into windows.
 

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X2 3800+'s can be found for like $150 shipped. Chances are the 3800+'s are selling so well that they just moved up a bit, and people either aren't paying attention, or they aren't selling. ;) I'll all come out in the wash.

 

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I'd like to know where you're finding x2 3800s for 150 bux. Please let me know.
 

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