pikaporeon wrote:This seems a bit gimmicky, but at the same time, I knew my answer right away - my Socket 939 AMD Athlon64 3800 X2.
It was my third chip that was mine and not my familys, and it was really my first jump into the enthusiast world. I'd carefully selected it based on price and TR reviews, and it stuck with me for ages. I sold it a few years a go to a girl I liked, and I know its still going strong and not really being a bottleneck in the games she's playing.
The fact I overclocked it to 2800 mhz (from base 2ghz) didnt hurt.
My chip before it was a blast too (AMD Athlon 1700+) for the unlocked multiplier, but I was too young to afford toys like a good GPU or a good cooler to go with it.
chrissodey wrote:I would have to choose my old Core 2 Duo E6750. The jump from a Pentium D 945 was amazing. This chip was super easy to overclock and I ran 3.6Ghz (up from 2.66) all day on air. This also helped me get over the 15k mark in 3dmark06.
Chrispy_ wrote:Some of you guys suck at picking a favourite CPU; You can't just list off all the CPU's you liked, you have to pick the ONE you like the MOST.
That is what favourite means.
I could have named the unlocked Athlon XP-M Barton cores too, because they were unusually awesome but I omitted them because I chose the Celeron300A instead.
SonicSilicon wrote:I'm amazed the 6502 wasn't mentioned earlier. There's a chip that was used extensively and spawned many other widely used MPs.
Jason181 wrote:Long live the Celeron 300a! They all overclocked to 450 for less than 1/2 the price of a real 450. In addition, their 128k L2 ran at cpu speed, which was screamin in those days
PGleo86 wrote:I suppose I'll be the only one with the AMD A8 3850?