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post #21 of 49
Open CPU-z and check the stepping if its E0 youre almost guarenteed. But why not just try it? The worst tht can happen is it will say unable to unlock, why not just go for it?

Also that list says the 1055T can be turned into a BE by using ACC on it, what is this i dotn even?
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Originally Posted by dixson01974;14453122 
There are some Phenom II x4 960T on ebay, but they are like $172 and not worth it.

There is a guy on ocn that has a 960T and it run crazy low volts.

http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/1070723-my-new-960t.html

That chip is defiantly worth it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by huhh;14453152 
There is a guy on ocn that has a 960T and it run crazy low volts.

http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/1070723-my-new-960t.html

That chip is defiantly worth it.

Remember not all cpus are made equal.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dixson01974;14453194 
Remember not all cpus are made equal.

Yep....I still never end up with a golden chip. Lame.
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post #25 of 49
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Anyhow does anybody think its worth it to get an 640 Propus and try unlocking it or just get a good X4 Unit?
post #26 of 49
Probably not worth it unless you know for a fact it will unlock stable. Find a good priced CPU and wait for Bulldozer.
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post #27 of 49
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I most likely won't be getting a Zambezi core when they come out frown.gif as I won't have the money to get one as they will cost like $350+ for the x8 variant I mean I could get the x6 variant for like $250+ and my ancient Athlon is being a pain. I can't even play newer games because the old architecture not up to par.
post #28 of 49
To clear things up in this thread here are the facts...

There were Thuban chips branded as Athlon X4s which can be determined by part number as stated earlier in this thread. Only reason I can see behind AMD doing this was to fullfil market demand.

There was Thubans sold as Phenom X4 960T. This was an OEM part only and never made retail due to the possible loss of X6 sales and because there is no real difference between a Deneb and quad Thuban (excluding slight bit better OC potential for the Thuban).

There was Denebs branded as Athlon X3s and X4s. With these you have the chance to unlock cores and cache.


OP: Wait for BD, if you can't afford it, it should knock the X6s down to something you can afford.
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post #29 of 49
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gen;14454528 
To clear things up in this thread here are the facts...

There were Thuban chips branded as Athlon X4s which can be determined by part number as stated earlier in this thread. Only reason I can see behind AMD doing this was to fullfil market demand.

There was Thubans sold as Phenom X4 960T. This was an OEM part only and never made retail due to the possible loss of X6 sales and because there is no real difference between a Deneb and quad Thuban (excluding slight bit better OC potential for the Thuban).

There was Denebs branded as Athlon X3s and X4s. With these you have the chance to unlock cores and cache.


OP: Wait for BD, if you can't afford it, it should knock the X6s down to something you can afford.

In light of this helpful insight do you think I should get this cpu and overclock it because I really don't want to spend too much money on a cpu if I can avoid it and I overclock all the time.

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What games are you playing and at what resolution? My Athlon II x4 630 never gave me a problem at 1920x1080. Also, why not overclock the chip? They'll overclock just as well as most Phenom chips.
    
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