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Ok my sig rig cpu runs hot I cant OC it over 4ghz in summer, I just built a second system as I was bored, with a 555 BE CPU the cores have unlocked to quad.

So would that possibly be a better CPU in my sig rig and sling the 955 into PC2?

I think the 555's can run hotter then the 955's can,t they? Like aint they 70c max and 955's 62c

Thanks in advance
Edited by moonmanas - 7/26/11 at 6:35pm
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post #2 of 17
I would say stick with the 955, First of all the 955 is a different chip than the 555. Second of all the 955 has 4 factory stable cores, third, you spent the money and you may as well use it.
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I have heard that some one's dual core AMD unlocked to a quad core was running circles in benchmarks around their 955 BE. Do some bench marking.
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post #4 of 17
I'd keep the 955be since it's a proven clocker.

Just because you unlocked doesn't mean it's actually 100% stable or can OC... mine cannot OC... AT ALL.
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post #5 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by rivaldog View Post
I have heard that some one's dual core AMD unlocked to a quad core was running circles in benchmarks around their 955 BE. Do some bench marking.
I guess it wouldn't kill you to do this.

Basically bench and choose the highest performing chip.
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OMG, B55 = 955. Same chip, same clocks, same cache, same architecture. SAME EVERYTHING.
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I can hardly OC my unlocked 555 past 3.6. I can get it to 4.2, but only to validate it. As soon as i tried benchmarking, it always quit.
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post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smoblikat View Post
OMG, B55 = 955. Same chip, same clocks, same cache, same architecture. SAME EVERYTHING.
No, actually its not.

B55 = The quad core you get from unlocking the extra cores from the 555 BE, IF you unlock them. Not guaranteed to stable if unlocked. Even if you unlock, never guaranteed to be able to overclock.

955 = A quad core you can buy, you are guaranteed to have 4 cores when you buy it. You are guaranteed to be stable at 3.2ghz on 4 cores all the time (unless the chip is defective, of course). You are almost always guaranteed to OC it even just 200mhz if desired.

You cannot say they are the same chip. I could go out and buy a 955 BE tomorrow and probably OC it to 4ghz stable, yet I cannot OC my B55 BE even 100mhz because of the unlocked cores.
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wow your B55 sux... i can overclock my B50 to 3.9 Stable unlocked( maybe i just got a good one... mine is also a C2 which is harder to OC
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post #10 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by kill View Post
wow your B55 sux... i can overclock my B50 to 3.9 Stable unlocked( maybe i just got a good one... mine is also a C2 which is harder to OC
Cool for you.

Mobos have some play in this.
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