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Looking at upgrading to a X4 Phenom 840 until BD arrives, I know it's just a ****ty rebaged athlon with no L3 cache but I can get one for $80 new.

Any one use 1 of these?
    
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It is basicly an Athlon but with little higher clocks, but yes it should do just fine for a replacement tell BD arrives.

And actually the Phenom X4 840 used to have 4mb L3 cache, which is why they called it a phenom. but then they cut it off, and kept the name.
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Some can unlock to an X6 so you may get lucky
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Really? You mean the new x4 840 which are athlon's renamed?

You think $80 is fair for a new one?
    
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You think $80 is fair for a new one?

about the best price u can get it for retail and not OEM.
    
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Really? You mean the new x4 840 which are athlon's renamed?

You think $80 is fair for a new one?
I've built several machines based on this cpu. Currently it has the best ratio of price/performance. most of the machines I can overclock to 3.75ghz at 1.45v
    
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OK hopefully the deal pulls through. I just want something simple for the moment.
    
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