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Okay, so I am on a budget, and was wondering how the PII x2 555 does performance wise for games and doing video editing. I plan on upgrading to the PII x4 965 but for now I was wondering if this was a good CPU...
    
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Excellent little chip for gaming...when you are buying it make sure to get a good aftermarket cooler for overclocking....hyper212+ for 30-35 dollars is a good one...and it will work with the 965 down the road if you buy it.
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Excellent little chip for gaming...when you are buying it make sure to get a good aftermarket cooler for overclocking....hyper212+ for 30-35 dollars is a good one...and it will work with the 965 down the road if you buy it.
Will it run, along with a good video card and 4gb of RAM, any new game that's out at decent frame rates?
    
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Will it run, along with a good video card and 4gb of RAM, any new game that's out at decent frame rates?
Yes. However, any games that are multicore-optimized (e.g. BFBC2) will run faster on a quad. That being said, if you can unlock the cores on the 555, you're golden...
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It'll run everything out there at decent frame rates, especially when overclocked.
Get a good cooler on it, and wind it up, they'll all get near or past 4Ghz as a dually, really good ones will do 4Ghz as a quad *pats 4Ghz quad unlocked 555BE*
I'm running triple display surround on GTX460-768s, and I can get 20+fps on Crysis in surround, on a single display you should hit more with a good GPU.
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There is a chance that it will unlock to 4 cores but don't base your investment on chances of unlocking. If you absolutely need 4 cores, and immediately, get 4 cores. Unlocking is a bonus to me.
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There is a chance that it will unlock to 4 cores but don't base your investment on chances of unlocking. If you absolutely need 4 cores, and immediately, get 4 cores. Unlocking is a bonus to me.
+1 to the above.

If getting one to try and have a cheap quad, you'd be better off getting a true quad to be done with it, those aren't much more expensive nowadays anyway but be aware if it does unlock, it will run hotter (naturally).

I got lucky with my 555, unlocks fully and stable too. Great chip for gaming of course but don't be suprised if you can only get one core unlocked if you get one and try it.
That happens sometimes too but even as a non-unlocking dual core, it's a great chip.
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So are you saying to get a cheap x4 or the 555?
    
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If you are looking for a quad buy a quad. Don't buy a 555 and expect to unlock all 4 cores. You may end up disappointed if you do. I personally love my 555 (unlocked to quad B55 ) I game at 1920X1080 (1080p) on my sig rig and have no problems running 95% of games, except maybe STALKER and Metro 2033 at highest settings ( I don't have Crysis but I'm sure it would fall into the same boat as Metro 2033 and STALKER).
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So are you saying to get a cheap x4 or the 555?
Yes .

I had a 555 @ 3.8 ghz (would not unlock for me, but would for the previous owner), I now have a x4 840 (called a Phenom II, but is really a Athlon II) @ 3.5 ghz and don't see much of a difference for most use, video encoding does go a bit faster, but gaming is about the same (but none of my games really use more than 2 cores).

Only reason I switched was I got a good deal on the x4 and needed to upgrade my wifes Sempron (the 555 is in there now), so this was the easiest way.
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