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Folks,

Lets say I made a rookie mistake with my AMD Athlon X2 6000+ and needed to replace a couple components. In doing so I've installed a new CPU, Motherboard and Memory - I guess I went a little overkill for my needs.

Specifications:
- AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Processor
- ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 Socket AM3 870 ATX AMD Motherboard
- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

I still have my old NVidia GeForce 9600 GSO 384MB in the unit (I know that does a true dis-service to the specifications above but I don't have an immediate need for a high end video card since for my basic photo and video editting use this card works fine). Don't get me wrong I plan to upgrade the video card in the next 6 months.

Now I've heard how great the Phenom II X6 1090T can overclock - where should I start? I really have no need to overclock the unit but like many of us I want to do it for the excitement and fun. I assume I need a new CPU cooler and should strip the stock one; any thoughts on a price friendly suggestion on one?

Appreciate the help!
post #2 of 3
Welcome.
I want to give another suggestion instead of using Phenom II X6.
It seems that you are going to build a new system instead of upgrading.
I read news Bulldozer architecture will be released next month (June 20).
Unless it is really important, I will suggest you to wait until next month.
Bulldozer should be at least 50% faster than Phenom II X6.
And I believe it'll be more comfortable for future application.
    
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You will want ideally a 6+2-8+2 phase power with a Phenom II x6 processor and overclocking. Heatsinked, and withq uality.
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