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I already have athlon 2 X3 455 , it is unlocked to 4 cores, and it reads as AMD Phenom (tm) 2 X4 B55 Processor...so i'm wondering would it be worth me upgrading the cpu to say an Phenom 2 X4 955? or what CPU would be worth upgrading to for a difference? or should i hold for a while? Just wondering..cheers!
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If you are getting a new CPU, either get a Thuban (Hex-core) or wait for Bulldozer.
Your motherboard might be able to support BD.

You won't see much more performance by adding L3 cache and a few extra MHz.
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ok Thanks
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Your CPu IS an X4 955
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Smoblikat View Post
Your CPu IS an X4 955
Minus L3 cache and unlocked multiplier.
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oh something else...should i overclock to remove some bottleneck ( I heard there is with my graphics card), any safe overclock i can aim for that will help? thanks
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Just don't exceed 1.5v or so.
You should be able to hit 3.4/5 GHz.
Perhaps even more.
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