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Hello!
I currently own a phenom II 945 3.0, which i oc'd to 3.3 using fsb. Im thinking about grabbing the phenom II 965 3.4 for 130$, and then oc'ing to 3.7.
My question is, would there be a considerable difference in games and applications? or should i just stick with my 945. i mainly use my computer for gaming so the six core is sort of out of the question. my budget is 150$ or less also.
Thank you!
post #2 of 14
No




Edited by The Master Chief - 8/11/11 at 6:40pm
post #3 of 14
I say no. only because that will shortly be outdated and out performed. the difference as is wouldnt be a huge gain at all. 3.3ghz is plenty. what games do you play though?
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Your rig is good for now. Its not worth the money. That's my honest opinion.
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$130 for 0.4GHz--that is definitely not a good use of money, not even for more cores.
    
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I play a lot of different games.
Starcraft ii
Homefront
BFBC2
Teamfortress
Fallout new vegas

So ill probably just wait until the next gen of phenoms come out. Darn intel, why do you have to be so expensive
post #7 of 14
NO, just get a better cooler and push your 945 further if you need it. BTW, there isn't a next gen of phenoms coming out. Bulldozer is AMD's next chip, it drops next month.
post #8 of 14
No. Save the money for other upgrades, like an SSD or a better GPU.
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post #9 of 14
I agree with all posts above.

But if you want to do it anyway, don't go for the 965 BE, go for the 955 BE. It's the same thing and will usually clock just as high.
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post #10 of 14
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Alright so the bulldozer is next, maybe ill see what kind of architecture it has
I appreciate all the info guys and gals
Edited by crudesunman - 8/11/11 at 6:38pm
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