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http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...DGI-BP&cat=CPU

Still arguably the best price for performance ratio cpu with a 50/50 chance of unlocking to a quad. Also, they're pretty hard to find at quality retailers atm.
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C2 revision.. look out if you run (or plan to run) 4 DIMMs of RAM
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Got my x3 740 on newegg on Black Friday and it runs well - unlocked with no hassle. This site also has a 1 year warranty instead of the 1 month one from newegg. Looks like a good deal - was $89 before sale and $69 on BF sale at newegg and I thought it was a good deal at $89. This looks like a good price to me right now.
    
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
C2 revision.. look out if you run (or plan to run) 4 DIMMs of RAM
I had a C2 720BE that ran perfectly fine with four DIMMS populated, at 1600Mhz, with no issues..
    
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C2 revision.. look out if you run (or plan to run) 4 DIMMs of RAM
theres nothing wrong with running 4 sticks on a c2 chip..
     
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theres nothing wrong with running 4 sticks on a c2 chip..
if you wan't to get much over 1600 9-9-9-24, good luck
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if you wan't to get much over 1600 9-9-9-24, good luck
Mine ran 7-6-6-13-20.
    
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I had a C2 720BE that ran perfectly fine with four DIMMS populated, at 1600Mhz, with no issues..
PM'ed. Even high end benchmarkers like redhat_ownage couldn't manage 1600Mhz 4 DIMMs C2
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I have one of these. Decent chip, mine unlocks but gets really hot unlocked. Won't clock above 3.6. Have it locked to X3 at 3.1ghz on stock volts with cool n quiet enabled for the summer.
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Great deal on a really good CPU. For the budget gamer, this thing really does offer all you need. The 740 BE was pretty hard to find in general. It showed up a few places for short periods of time. If I had the extra $$$ I'd buy one just to play with. I can't complain though as my 720 BE will do 3.6Ghz stable on a decent air cooler.
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