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You need to set the multiplier for your ram lower and then increase the fsb.
But if your not planning on overclocking and want a new chip, don't get that 925. 2.8ghz These days ... Either get an athlon II 640 or an phenom II 955.
Also your saying your chip isn't good because it has an old architecture ... phenom II has the exact same architecture, athlon II just doesn't have the L3 cache.
I'm sorry for using wrong terminology, In other words it can't handle the games I/we play these days so I need something with more power.

The Phenom 925 is the same model processor as the 955 just with a lower clock which is easily fixed by our favorite method.
post #42 of 49
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Originally Posted by Fateful_Ikkou View Post
Anyhow does anybody think its worth it to get an 640 Propus and try unlocking it or just get a good X4 Unit?
There are no cores to unlock. It's already an 'x4.' (don't think you can unlock the L3 either.)

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I'm sorry for using wrong terminology, In other words it can't handle the games I/we play these days so I need something with more power.

The Phenom 925 is the same model processor as the 955 just with a lower clock which is easily fixed by our favorite method.
The 925 has a locked multiplier, and that may (or may not) prove useful for overclocking.
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The 925 has a locked multiplier, and that may (or may not) prove useful for overclocking.
You're kidding me
I already ordered it oh well I guess i'll try to unlock the multiplier
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You're kidding me
I already ordered it oh well I guess i'll try to unlock the multiplier
Doubtful that the multi would unlock, but thats ok since these chips really benefit from a CPU-NB overclock and bumping the multi does nothing for that anyways.
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You're kidding me
I already ordered it oh well I guess i'll try to unlock the multiplier
You'll need to overclock with the Ref clock instead of the multiplier. You can't unlock the multiplier.

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Doubtful that the multi would unlock, but thats ok since these chips really benefit from a CPU-NB overclock and bumping the multi does nothing for that anyways.
The NB has it's own multiplier.
Edited by huhh - 8/4/11 at 7:42pm
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I wish I would have known this sooner otherwise I would have ordered the 965 Probably.

EDIT: Why does the 955 get so hot on stock speeds anyhow?
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I wish I would have known this sooner otherwise I would have ordered the 965 Probably.

EDIT: Why does the 955 get so hot on stock speeds anyhow?
The 955 is a 125w TDP, you're 925 is a 95w TDP. Don't feel too bad, the 965 is a 140w TDP. Nothing wrong with the 925, it will still overclock well.
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I figured It would have something to do with the upped voltages but What I don't get is My old AMD Phenom II 555 unlocked @ 4.2Ghz hardly ever got over 40c even while gaming like crazy but those 955s get over that just while Idling?

Yeah it's probably me, I keep my room at around 22c so 40c is hot to me lol
Edited by Fateful_Ikkou - 8/4/11 at 11:55pm
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dunno if anyone already posted it:

xd_1771's post about unlockable AMD CPUs

I think there were OEM 640s that were Zosma that were unlockable. All normal ones were not unlockable.

I looked at this too. I bought one and was like and then when I found out I couldn't.
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