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Thanks everyone!

I think im gonna go ahead and buy this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103871
You definitely won't go wrong with that chip.

I would like so suggest the Phenom II 925 for only $15 more though. It'll overclock exactly the same as the Athlon (reference clock only overclocking). But it should go a little higher, and you'll have the L3 cache.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-921-_-Product

It's an Athlon II in sheep's clothing, but for $10 you get 200MHz more than the 640.
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in real numbers the worst phenom II x4 (925) is a 15ish percent better gamer than the best athlon II quad (645)... however not to say the athlon is horrible. I built a computer for myt brother in law with an athlonII 640 and he's never complained (of course his wife, my sister is pregnant so he doesnt have much time to complain)


its just really a question of 30 ish bucks though (athlon or phenom 955 BE)

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personally for that small of a difference id go with the 955 (same performance per buck but with a huge leap in performance)

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Right now im running a phenom II dual core, and I cannot unlock the 4 cores anymore
really? thats a shame I've been through 3 or 4 of these unlocked for forever all at moderate speed (3.5-3.6 ish) really awesome little processor.
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the Phenom II is an Athlon II with an unlocked multiplier.
 
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in real numbers the worst phenom II x4 (925) is a 15ish percent better gamer than the best athlon II quad (645)... however not to say the athlon is horrible. I built a computer for myt brother in law with an athlonII 640 and he's never complained (of course his wife, my sister is pregnant so he doesnt have much time to complain)


its just really a question of 30 ish bucks though (athlon or phenom 955 BE)

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personally for that small of a difference id go with the 955 (same performance per buck but with a huge leap in performance)



really? thats a shame I've been through 3 or 4 of these unlocked for forever all at moderate speed (3.5-3.6 ish) really awesome little processor.
15%? Really now? Every benchmark I've EVER seen has shown 1-3% difference at most, usually no difference at all.
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the Phenom II is an Athlon II with an unlocked multiplier.
no its not >.>. the phenom has l3 cache aswell. and overclock alot better.
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Hmm I think i may either go for the Phenom ii 925 or the Athlon ii 640... can't decide yet, depends on how much money i can get in the next few weeks.
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Hmm I think i may either go for the Phenom ii 925 or the Athlon ii 640... can't decide yet, depends on how much money i can get in the next few weeks.
Either one will easily pull 3.5-3.6GHz. The Phenom will likely go a little further though. And either one will be a very nice increase over your current duallie.
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no its not >.>. the phenom has l3 cache aswell. and overclock alot better.
and we all know L3 cache really makes a lot of difference. and i know they clock beter, hence the unlocked multiplier comment.
 
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and we all know L3 cache really makes a lot of difference. and i know they clock beter, hence the unlocked multiplier comment.
thats only on the black edition cpu's. standard ones have a locked multi. OP just get the athlon if its a server why do you need a quad phenom? a new dual core athlon will be fine and cheap to buy and run

nevermind wrong thread >.< get the phenomII if you have the money. my brother had an athlonII @3.8 i had my old 550 non be @3.1 and we had fairly similar systems back then and i managed to put do him in 3dmarks on the cpu side. go for the phenom and enjoy the high clockspeeds and all that
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