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Old 04-02-07, 05:14 PM   #1
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Thumbs up AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000 at newegg for $379!

I'm probably the only one here that cares about this, but newegg has these on sale for $379.
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Old 04-02-07, 08:00 PM   #2
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So basically, it's an FX-62 with a locked multiplier?
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Old 04-02-07, 08:56 PM   #3
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So basically, it's an FX-62 with a locked multiplier?
Nope, the FX-62 is only 2.8 stock, and the 6000+ is 3.0 stock. In all honesty, I do think that the 6000+ is probably a better buy as well. The FX-62 is basically maxed out on speed before you even open the box, so you'll really only get it to 3.0 if your lucky.

I haven't head much about the 6000+, but IIRC it is a newer core and provides a little more headroom. So it might still only oc a little, but chances are it can out OC the FX-62.


Hey DD: You might want to wait a few days before you look into an AMD, I've been seeing this news as I've looked around at benchies. I can't find it now, but it sounds like there are going to be major price cuts again on the 9th of April for both the 6000+ and FX-62. Here is a quote, but I'm not sure if it's true "Go AMD, wait until April 9th and the FX62 will only cost $200 and the X2 6000+ only $250." http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1030844193 It sounds like the person might be talking out of their ass, but I think I've seen it mentioned about price cuts on the 9th other places as well.

Also, I know everyone here doesn't like toms, but here is what i saw mentioned about the 6000+. "The new Athlon 64 X2 6000+ is based on the 90 nm AMD64 Windsor core, and requires a Socket AM2 motherboard to support it. AMD has introduced the new F3 stepping, which allows for the faster clock speed when compared to the FX-62 and its F2 stepping. We found F3 to be more overclockable as well, as we reached almost 3.3 GHz at stock cooling." http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/02/...eft/page2.html
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Old 04-02-07, 09:29 PM   #4
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Nope, the FX-62 is only 2.8 stock, and the 6000+ is 3.0 stock. In all honesty, I do think that the 6000+ is probably a better buy as well. The FX-62 is basically maxed out on speed before you even open the box, so you'll really only get it to 3.0 if your lucky.

I haven't head much about the 6000+, but IIRC it is a newer core and provides a little more headroom. So it might still only oc a little, but chances are it can out OC the FX-62.


Hey DD: You might want to wait a few days before you look into an AMD, I've been seeing this news as I've looked around at benchies. I can't find it now, but it sounds like there are going to be major price cuts again on the 9th of April for both the 6000+ and FX-62. Here is a quote, but I'm not sure if it's true "Go AMD, wait until April 9th and the FX62 will only cost $200 and the X2 6000+ only $250." http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1030844193 It sounds like the person might be talking out of their ass, but I think I've seen it mentioned about price cuts on the 9th other places as well.

Also, I know everyone here doesn't like toms, but here is what i saw mentioned about the 6000+. "The new Athlon 64 X2 6000+ is based on the 90 nm AMD64 Windsor core, and requires a Socket AM2 motherboard to support it. AMD has introduced the new F3 stepping, which allows for the faster clock speed when compared to the FX-62 and its F2 stepping. We found F3 to be more overclockable as well, as we reached almost 3.3 GHz at stock cooling." http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/02/...eft/page2.html
Thanks for the heads up. I've read somewhere also that there are supposed to be some major cuts down the line also. I will wait, and see what AMD is going to do next week!
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Old 04-03-07, 10:34 AM   #5
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It is now $369! I've seen it on Pricegrabber for $354...but I would rather get it from newegg than some mom and pop shop....

If thing continue down this road, I will be a proud owner of a 6000 this time next week!
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Old 04-04-07, 09:09 AM   #6
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Hmm... I'm really wanting to get ahold of a "modern" computer. I know I just got this setup with the ASUS A8N32 SLi and Opty 185- but that is dated by today's standards.

If they sell the X2-6000 for only $200 or so, that would probably seal the deal for me. I'd buy that in a heart beat.

DD, how do you like that M2N SLi? Any annoying quirks? Or does it run like a dream for the most part? I was wanting to go Core2 after Intel slashes their prices, but if AMD brings the 6000 down to $200 I can't see why not to buy it.
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Old 04-04-07, 11:52 AM   #7
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DD, how do you like that M2N SLi? Any annoying quirks? Or does it run like a dream for the most part? I was wanting to go Core2 after Intel slashes their prices, but if AMD brings the 6000 down to $200 I can't see why not to buy it.
My M2N was kind of tricky to get it working (I got BSOD's after installing the nforce drivers), but I resolved the issue by disabling some write-cache features on the SATA drives (I'm running all SATA).

After I got that working, I'm good to go. I almost bought a M2N32 board, but I'm happy with what I have. When I get the 6000 and I go SLI, I will still be as fast as the E6600. For me, there is no need to go to another platform (right now).
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Stupid AM2 socket . . . It's been a struggle trying to find a 939Skt CPU worth buying but I don't have money so it doesn't matter lol. I need a new case and another 7600GT before I need a CPU.
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Old 04-04-07, 05:24 PM   #9
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My M2N was kind of tricky to get it working (I got BSOD's after installing the nforce drivers), but I resolved the issue by disabling some write-cache features on the SATA drives (I'm running all SATA).

After I got that working, I'm good to go. I almost bought a M2N32 board, but I'm happy with what I have. When I get the 6000 and I go SLI, I will still be as fast as the E6600. For me, there is no need to go to another platform (right now).
Hmm... I don't like that BSOD issue- right now I'm running all PATA, but if I do build a rig around the 6000 it'll be all SATA (even the optical drives). I wonder if the M2N32 has that issue.

I was browsing Newegg last night, and came upon the ASUS CrossHair- what do you think of that board in comparison to your M2N? The CrossHair seemed like it was a rockin' board... but with Core2 Duo being the king all you ever really hear about is s775 related mobos.

What's your take on the CrossHair- know much about it?

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Have you considered getting an Opteron? Heck, the Opteron 185 should match the FX-60 in performance while being half the price (or less). Definitely a pretty decent buy (thought obviously not the best as it is for a dead socket). If you want to save some $$$ you could go with the Opty 175 or Opty 180 and be able to OC to 2.8 with ease (assuming your ram, cooling, and mobo is up to it).
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Hmm... I don't like that BSOD issue- right now I'm running all PATA, but if I do build a rig around the 6000 it'll be all SATA (even the optical drives). I wonder if the M2N32 has that issue.

I was browsing Newegg last night, and came upon the ASUS CrossHair- what do you think of that board in comparison to your M2N? The CrossHair seemed like it was a rockin' board... but with Core2 Duo being the king all you ever really hear about is s775 related mobos.

What's your take on the CrossHair- know much about it?

Yes, the M2N32 does have the same issue.....it's not really the chipset, but a flaw in the drivers. I did A LOT of reading on this....I got really pissed one night and I was about to scrap the whole thing and just go C2D. I read on a forum (forgot where) that you need to disable "command queing". I have not had not one BSOD since then...and that was about 2 months ago.


As far as Crosshair is concerned: I know nothing about it. I thought about getting that once before, but I chickened out. I think I'm gonna stick with nVidia boards as long as I stay with the AM2 platform. If I see something that peaks my interest, I'll drop you a line.
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Yes, the M2N32 does have the same issue.....it's not really the chipset, but a flaw in the drivers. I did A LOT of reading on this....I got really pissed one night and I was about to scrap the whole thing and just go C2D. I read on a forum (forgot where) that you need to disable "command queing". I have not had not one BSOD since then...and that was about 2 months ago.


As far as Crosshair is concerned: I know nothing about it. I thought about getting that once before, but I chickened out. I think I'm gonna stick with nVidia boards as long as I stay with the AM2 platform. If I see something that peaks my interest, I'll drop you a line.
Thanks DOC. The CrossHair uses the nForce590SLi chipset- so it is nVidia.

I guess in a couple months Intel should cut prices, and I should be able to get a Q6600 for about $266. But so far any mobo I'm wanting will be $200+ (I really want the ASUS CrossFire).

For some reason I'm just feeling that I should go AM2 soon as AMD comes down in their prices. That CrossHair mobo, as with the M2N32, really do look and sound awesome. I noticed on with the CrossHair the SupremeFX sound card supports DTS Connect- something I've really been eager to try out. Does the M2N support DTS Connect as well?
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Thanks DOC. The CrossHair uses the nForce590SLi chipset- so it is nVidia.

I guess in a couple months Intel should cut prices, and I should be able to get a Q6600 for about $266. But so far any mobo I'm wanting will be $200+ (I really want the ASUS CrossFire).

For some reason I'm just feeling that I should go AM2 soon as AMD comes down in their prices. That CrossHair mobo, as with the M2N32, really do look and sound awesome. I noticed on with the CrossHair the SupremeFX sound card supports DTS Connect- something I've really been eager to try out. Does the M2N support DTS Connect as well?
Not that I'm aware of...I'm not that big into sounds.....if I can hear alot of base, then I'm good to go!

Seriously, I did not know that about the Crosshair. I may have to do a little research on that and see what I can come up with.....

By the way....the price went back up to $379!
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