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Wonder how well it overclocks. I'm thinking about buying a new motherboard to overclock mine, as my current one has locked overclocking features.
    
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Wonder how well it overclocks. I'm thinking about buying a new motherboard to overclock mine, as my current one has locked overclocking features.
Don't bother those older Phenoms are terrible. Your better off going with a Phenom II or waiting for BD.
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I had a 9500, it was horrible. You'll only get another 200-300mhz out of it. Don't waste your money on a motherboard.
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Not worth it. They are notoriously bad at OCing. Sorry man. I agree that the money is better spent on a new CPU instead.
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Don't bother those older Phenoms are terrible. Your better off going with a Phenom II or waiting for BD.
A new CPU would cost a lot of money for me. A new motherboard over $100 and the actual CPU would cost another 150, as opposed to a new motherboard only supporting my current CPU which would cost around $70.
    
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I wouldn't get a new motherboard. The performance increase will be negligible.
 
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Depends on the chip aswell though tbf, i got a horrible one OCing-wise, its water cooled and couldnt get it stable past 2.6 lol, in my opinion, only the 9850 and 9950 were good overclockers from the phenom 1 gen. id keep your money mate, and save up to buy the cpu/board.
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Don't do it. They're terrible over-clockers. Why would you pay $70 for a new motherboard to only get 200MHz more? That's as much as you're gonna get realistically. You might get 300MHz more but that would require a ton of voltage and the CPU would produce a lot of heat. Just stay with what you have, save up, and build a whole new system when you can.
    
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What everyone else said. Phenom I's were terrible overclockers. You'd be lucky to get 300mhz outta it, and that's with a crapton of unnecessary voltages.
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post #10 of 15
There is no guarantee your board will support Phenom II CPU as it's OEM. Then like everyone has stated, 9500 won't OC that well.

The best thing to do for more performance as everyone else has said would be wait for AM3+ motherboards. You'll be able to support Phenom II then as well as Bulldozer once it's released, which should also bring the prices of the Phenom II.
    
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