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"Would it make a difference if my cpu was a year old, versus a brand new one?"

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I have a phenom II x4 965 Be would it make a difference mys versus a brand new one?

In performance and Temps?
    
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Only if your 965 is a C2, and the new one is a C3. Otherwise, no.
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I've never benched one and compared it a year later but I cant imagine a difference as long as you haven't had an outrageous vcore running. Most processors should last you over 5 years.

I personally wouldn't buy anything right now though. Bulldozer is about to come out and thats what's going to be a real upgrade.
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Nope, not much at all. C2 or C3? Why would you be considering another Deneb chip when Bulldozer is due out around the 14th of June?
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ight na i got the c3 edition i was just asking to compare a new one to a couple months old one like almost a year old cpu.
    
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You could always try a RMA with AMD to see if you get a better chip back.
    
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i was gonna buy the 2500k but my friend told me to wait till we see bulldozer reviews and then make ur decision.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by crayzcreationz View Post
i was gonna buy the 2500k but my friend told me to wait till we see bulldozer reviews and then make ur decision.
Good advice. However the 2500K is mighty powerful.
    
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by crayzcreationz View Post
ight na i got the c3 edition i was just asking to compare a new one to a couple months old one like almost a year old cpu.
This isn't actually the cpu being different... but after the TIM has cured you would see better temps so in theory the year old could run cooler.
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oh thanx Roll cam for ur answer. I Might just wait to see bulldozer reviews because i heard they were gonna be real good. but also i heard the 2500k is the best Gaming CPU RIGHT now.
    
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