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What do you think about this OEM CPU cause I've already got an Aftermarket Heatsink I'll save good deal of money with this Option?

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Only thing is I think it's not a Black Edition...

Or the possibility of a Tri-Core unlocked to a Quad core?

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Just something to replace my Athlon until Bulldozer comes out?
Edited by Fateful_Ikkou - 7/24/11 at 5:03am
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What do you think about this OEM CPU cause I've already got an Aftermarket Heatsink I'll save good deal of money with this Option?

LINK

Only thing is I think it's not a Black Edition...

Or the possibility of a Tri-Core unlocked to a Quad core?

LINK

Just something to replace my Athlon until Bulldozer comes out?
Bulldozer release has been confirmed for September, it may be worth just waiting without upgrading.

However if you can't wait (like most of us ) I would get the x4, $10 for an extra core is more than worth it and they will both OC to similar levels with the same heat (unless you get a really good or bad chip but this is obviously random). Not to mention the x3 might not even unlock.
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Lol yeah, I can't wait to see what an upgrade from an old dusty Athlon 250 to Zambezi core will be like.

That would be funny but seriously an Athlon 250 on my 990FX is kinda:
plus my SSD is not operable in a desktop solution so I have to get a new one, I suppose I should just hurry up and purchase the things I need to complete my build. Do you think I should purchase all the upgrades now or wait and use my backup rig until then?
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Lol yeah, I can't wait to see what an upgrade from an old dusty Athlon 250 to Zambezi core will be like.

That would be funny but seriously an Athlon 250 on my 990FX is kinda:
plus my SSD is not operable in a desktop solution so I have to get a new one, I suppose I should just hurry up and purchase the things I need to complete my build. Do you think I should purchase all the upgrades now or wait and use my backup rig until then?
Definitely wait if it's within your budget. Bulldozer will be much more powerful than the current Phenom IIs.
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Is your X2 unlocking to at least an X3?

You have a C3 chip right?
 
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post #16 of 27
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Is your X2 unlocking to at least an X3?

You have a C3 chip right?
It unlocks in the Bios but as soon as I get into a windows environment it freezes, so I believe it's a chipset problem which should/could be fixed with a Bios update.

However upon reinstalling MY X2 into my old Motherboard it unlocks all cores and OCs up to 4.2Ghz with no problems and Is extremely stable...
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I would be all over Asus on this issue. RMA, something! I have seen people unlock similar chips just fine with these boards.
 
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post #18 of 27
Although many do not have issues unlocking these two and three core chips on the 9xx series, some other people do have exactly the same issue being described. I am one of those people. Notice my sig rig.

This problem does not appear to be limited to a certain brand or even a specific 9xx series chipset, as I have seen many others with the same issue, and I can provide references to back it up.

My guess is that it has something to do with bulldozer, but I'm not sure what. I know that when Gigabyte updated the 890gpa-ud3h bios for bulldozer, they disabled the core unlock function. That tells me that it has to do with adding bulldozer support possibly.
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Hmmm, wonder if core unlocking is something AMD no longer feels is profitable for them therefore the chipset really does not support it well?
 
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post #20 of 27
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well, It wouldn't be very profitable for them to disable the core unlocking features on their boards because Im sure even if AMD stopped producing the unlockable series other companies would still profit from the series that do for several more years to come. The only reason I could see a company disabling this option with a Bios update is because they later found the board(s) unstable when unlocked or other various issue(s)

About the RMA... I never get to send items back in to get replaced because I don't have a vehicle therefore it's hard to get someone to drive me to a post office to ship it off... Trust me I've tried to send items back in but never get a chance to before the 14 day period ends

^I know it sounds stupid but that's just my situation
(It is kinda funny though)
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