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Amd Phenon II 965 c2 vs c3

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I have the C2 version but I keep hitting a wall at 3.9ghz oc and was think about getting rid of it and getting the c3 version. It's pretty cheap considering BD will be realeased some day...so dont want to spend money on a bigger upgade just yet. Question is in is it worth buying the c3 version?
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Not worth it. You'll only be looking at another couple hundred megahertz, but it's still the same architecture and 100% the same speed clock-for-clock as C2.
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As mentioned not worth the upgrade this late in the life of Phenom II. keep it and upgrade to something worth the investment. There's not that much difference in speed between 3.9 and 4.0-4.1
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If you're only looking to break that 4ghz barrier then a C3 should do that much for you. If you can get a C3 and sell your C2 you may not end up spending anything at all. It would be like a trade off in a sense.
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