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AMD Athlon 64 3800+
6.6 out of 10

AMD Athlon 64 3800+

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Reviews and Problems with AMD Athlon 64 3800+

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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Priceleap.com
3 August 2007
Overall 8
8.0

Good but not great

Stanley A., Newegg
27 February 2007
  • Pros: Fast as expected
  • Cons: Not noticably faster than my 3500
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Overall 8
8.0

Tough Chip

Christopher W., Newegg
20 February 2007
  • Summary: took me like an hour to line it up cause of the pins, but even with bent pins this thing performs, a lot better than my 3200
  • Pros: The chip is strong and only limited by ram for overclocking, i unfotrunately only got it to 2.7 stable due to my ram, I'm putting some OCZ in to get a little more out of it
  • Cons: CAME WITH BENT PINS, PAY ATTENTION NEWEGG!
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Overall 8
8.0

Couldn't Be Better

Hartley H., Newegg
12 February 2007
  • Summary: This chip is a must have for your everyday gamer!
  • Pros: Used for over three months with a GeForce 7600 GT with High graphics and have had little to no troubles. Chip works smooth and stays relatively cool, average 30C!
  • Cons: Heatsink and fan were difficult to install!
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

vien n., Newegg
1 February 2007
  • Summary: local store sells for twice the price..newegg is amazing..
  • Pros: great for a budget pc..good overall front side bus..can handles most sotwares with ease..
  • Cons: the heatsink is horrible..everyone buy a different heatsink..the fan will dies on you and it takes an army to install the thing..easy for dust to settle..
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Overall 8
8.0

AMD 3800+

jamo888, PriceGrabber
15 January 2007
  • Summary: Easy to install, Cool and Quiet works very well. AMD processor has enhanced virus protection. Good Value for money. An excellent choice for an all around everyday computer. There is good performance at a reasonable price point. You need to have at least 1Gig of Ram for you to enjoy your computer.
  • Pros: Good speed for the price, good for graphics application
  • Cons: Not a dual core processor, all processors are now coming with dual core or quad core.
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Overall 8
8.0

Powerful performer with easy upgrade

rivercool23, PriceGrabber
14 January 2007
  • Summary: Compared to a winchester core 3000+, this 3800+ venice core is noticeably more robust. Using the same heat pipe from Arctic Cooler (recommended) the CPU temps are manageable at max load 55c with near silent operation.
  • Pros: Superior Venice Core with under one hundred dollar, Excellent thermal management, no BIOS update needed (NF3) and Compliments Low Latency RAM
  • Cons: High Wattage Requirement, Single Core, Overclock headroom less than slower models
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
28 December 2006
Overall 8
8.0

Good and Bad

Donny B., Newegg
24 November 2006
  • Pros: Fast processor and great price
  • Cons: Terrible locking arm on heatsink. The arm does not have the locking hook on it to keep the arm in place causing multiple heat related crashes. Put stock heatsink from AMD 64 3000 on and am now up and running.
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Overall 8
8.0

2.6 right out of the box

Mark C., Newegg
16 November 2006
  • Summary: In retrospect, I should have gone with a cheap dual core instead. My logic was that this processor will only be used in a secondary/back-up/LAN-party gaming box; I thought that this would be sufficient. But every time I do something non-gaming I feel like this processor is having a hard time.
  • Pros: Cheap. Got it to 2.6 without really doing anything much. I would go further but all I have is cheap parts. Great for gaming, especially all the old games.
  • Cons: Single core in a multi-core world. I have a dual core 4400 in my primary box and I guess I’m spoiled but even though this cpu is clocked higher, it feels twice as slow when booting up and when trying to do a lot of tasks.
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