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AMD's dual cores going out of stock?

AMD's dual cores going out of stock?

Postby Cornflake » Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:48 am

Hi all,

I was just looking to buy an AMD Athlon 6400+ (3.2GHz) dual core processor, to replace my aging 5000+ (2.6GHz) that I currently have. I'm looking specifically for a dual core because I run a couple processor intensive apps that are not multithreaded (Or don't multithread well and would benefit from a faster clock speed instead), and feel that a quad would be a bit of a step backward for me. However, it seems that the 6400+ is out of stock anywhere I search for it. On top of that, anywhere that does have one available it's either used (The only two decent priced ones on eBay were used, yuck) or rediculously priced ($300+). I'm a bit upset right now as I can't afford to build a new PC right now to take advantage of a Core 2 Duo, and I'm suripised to find AMD's latest and fastest CPUs out of stock.

I now realize I made a big mistake buying an AMD processor when I built this PC in December of 06. I stuck with AMD because I trusted them in the past, and the only decent motherboards for Intel at the time were over priced, among other things. Since then AMD seems to have been sitting on their hands and let Intel release several lines of dual and quads that beat the pants off even the 6400+. I know the E6850 that had been out for years now easily performed far better, and that's been replaced by another line, the E8600's. So now I'm stuck with a PC in desperate need of a CPU upgrade -- and even the fastest AMD processor, which isn't even really 'fast' comparing to some Intels -- is nowhere to be found. *Sigh* :sick It's like AMD's CPU's are the Pentium 4's and Intels are the Athlons of 2004 :x

If anyone has any 6400+'s they'd like to give up, I'm buying :)
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Re: AMD's dual cores going out of stock?

Postby shreader » Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:01 am

Here is one at New Egg
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Re: AMD's dual cores going out of stock?

Postby Cornflake » Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:40 am

Yes, that's the first place I searched -- If you notice the gray 'Auto Notify' button denotes it is out of stock.
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Re: AMD's dual cores going out of stock?

Postby yeshuas » Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:50 am

I Checked my supplier "ASI" and they don't even have any Athlon X2 AM2's listed, so they have already moved on to the next generation AMD CPU's
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Re: AMD's dual cores going out of stock?

Postby JabbaPapa » Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:53 am

You're probably just looking in the wrong places.

The specialist computer parts retail/mail-order/web-shop in France has a wide choice of Athlon 64 CPUs in stock for instance, though I guess not much help for you...

Try and look at more specialised computer parts sites, or failing that just, y'know, actually physically _go_ to a computer shop and get them to order one for you ;)
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Re: AMD's dual cores going out of stock?

Postby Cornflake » Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:50 pm

Yes, indeed you must be right.

Hmm, have any ideas on specialized computer part sites? They musn't advertise much, extensive googling isn't turning them up. Maybe I'll try some more general terms.
I'm trying to think of any computer part stores around these parts aside from the now-monopoly Best Buy. I'll have to do more thinking on it.

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Re: AMD's dual cores going out of stock?

Postby imnuts » Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:55 pm

TigerDirect has a 6000+ available. Looks like the difference in clock speed is 100MHz
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Re: AMD's dual cores going out of stock?

Postby Cornflake » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:52 am

Ah yes, they do. Thanks for that.

I haven't shopped at TigerDirect in a while because their prices were always somewhat higher, but it looks like the CPU prices are pretty comperable :yesnod:
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Re: AMD's dual cores going out of stock?

Postby augie » Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:22 pm

Ya, I never bought parts from Tiger because of price but their peripheral prices are/were good.
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