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Anyway, I've been looking at and around, for a good processor, not retail OEM because I watercooled my system, and my board at this moment can hold the newest AMD processor socket amd3 , so i'm looking for maybe a quad core, or tripple with good benchmarks, and great overclockability, as right now my dual is clocked at 4.0 and it bottle necks my graphics at times, stable, so I say I would like at least a 1-1.3 mhz added to it.. thanks for your help and reading my thread
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post #2 of 21
A good choice would be a 955 be but it'd cost a little more than $90.
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post #3 of 21
Not sure how your current one is bottlenecking your 5670, but okay.

AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE would be a good Quad core to start with. You can find them for ~$90 in the market place. Ebay might have a few goods ones too. But a new 955 BE can't be had for $90
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post #4 of 21
955 BE, but its a little over 90$ Maybe 100$ used.
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post #5 of 21
I'm in agreement here.. Running a 17" monitor I don't see how you're CPU with that setup is a bottle neck... You really have 12gb's of ram too?

Edit: you can get the PII X4 955 BE for $109 on newegg til the 16th.
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post #6 of 21
X4 955 BE would be a good one to go with.

But is the 12GB ram necessary?
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post #7 of 21
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looking at the processor, you guys think I can push it to 4.0 ? with water cooling ?
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12gb ddr3, and yes its validated........
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post #10 of 21
I can sell a 945 for 95 shipped.

Clocks to 4.0 easy on air.
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