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Hello everyone. A while ago i had this major problem and i am now without a good cpu, mobo or RAM. In about 2 months i will buy a new cpu, mobo and ram, and i think that the best option is a Phenom II x4 955 as it costs only 100 Euros. So I found that 2 versions of the 955 are in the market. There is one with 1.5v and there is another one with 1.4v. What is the difference? Which is better for O/Cing?
Or is it a typo?
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Typo. These are all the 955s: (see attachment below)

Edited by ronnin426850 - 5/26/11 at 12:45pm
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post #3 of 13
^^ This.

Once you get it, hopefully its a C3 revision as they will overclock better. Keep temps under 55*c load and have fun.
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OK, thank you, so apart from the typo in the voltage, the store states the revision in one of the 955s. One @ 100 Euros states it's a C3, but about the other @ 105 Euros no revision is stated. So should I not buy the C3 and buy the other one, hoping it is a C2?

This time i will search a lot before i buy anything, because I REALLY hated my Q8400...
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post #5 of 13
I don't think the 95W 955 was ever actually released, I've never seen one
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You want the C3. It is newer and overclocks better.
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The 955BE (C2) was my first overclocking cpu and I made 4.0 easy enough (on water). I don't want you to go out looking for the C2 but it did work out well for me. What mobo will you be using? the ASUS M4A79T-Deluxe is a proven overclocker and here in the states $90.00 used is common (I paid much more,new,retail).

You will be very happy learning about overclocking with your 955BE. They are great starter cpu's. How about after you get a good stable 3.8 (or even 3.6) you do some smp (this meand cpu) folding for the team we have here at OCN? it is a great club.
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Quote:
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you want the c3. It is newer and overclocks better.
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post #9 of 13
You made a good choice with the 955, but just a fyi if anyone tells u otherwise the 965 is not worth the extra cash for a slight bump. Stick with a 955 and you and your cpu will be happy...and C2 and C3 are both good, but id rather have a C3.
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Yep c3 is the way to go. I'm lovin' my 955!
    
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