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AMD Phenom II X4 955 vs 965 - Wish one?

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Hello guys! smile.gif,

So I wanted to pick the 955 but I found the 965 wish is 10 euros more and running at 3.4ghz compared to the 955 3.2ghz.

Is there any big difference? I do want to overclock it and keep the CPU for 1,5 years.

Like I said its only 10 euro more expensive then the 955.

955: http://www.alternate.nl/html/product/CPUs_Socket_AM3/AMD/Phenom_II_X4_955/387707/?baseId=694613
965: http://www.alternate.nl/html/product/CPUs_Socket_AM3/AMD/Phenom_II_X4_965/378971/?tab=3&page=1#tabberBox

I wanted to end my search but I suddenly found the 965 so I have to get back abit smile.gif, hope you dont mind!

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Edited by galaxy366 - 10/14/11 at 10:09am
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post #2 of 24
It's entirely up to you. For less money you can purchase the 955 and obtain similar results in overclocking as you would a 965.

For me, I prefer to save anything I can when purchasing anything. In this I would say purchase the 955 because a simple multiplier change will bring you to 3.4Ghz very easily.

On the more advanced side, there is a point in purchasing (sometimes) a 965/970 or 980, as they are able to run at higher base clocks at stock voltage. For instance the 980 has a stock clock of 3.7Ghz.

Each chip is different and results vary widely for any given CPU line. But again - I'd recommend getting the 955. thumb.gif
    
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any other options? 965s are generally binned higher..wanna trade your 640? lol there are other options..1090t 980..
 
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post #4 of 24
955.

It's at a lower price point and has only a slightly worse overclocking potential (on average) than a 965. If you're lucky it might as well be better than a 965 in overclocking.
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Well both are really the same so get the 955 (either should be C3 stepping which is what you want over C2). However I see you mention overclocking, which I really wouldn't do on that motherboard you have. It's a low quality 3+1 phase VRM design- so when you're overclocking the chances of the board failing are astronomically high.

About VRMs & Mosfets / Motherboard Safety with 125W+ TDP processors

You can look at the list which shows countless MSI boards. Keep in mind many of them are 4+1 (able to provide more power) and your board is only 3+1 so it's very ill-advised in my opinion to overclock redface.gif
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well i personally i would pay a little more and get 980 biggrin.gif 3.7ghz is pretty sure you can hit 4.0 and higher ^_^
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I overclocked my 955 to 4.0GHz and got it to boot, but didn't want to waste time stabilizing it only because of insufficient cooling. The 955 is a pretty dang good OC'er, definitely stick with it.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3;15307090 
Well both are really the same so get the 955 (either should be C3 stepping which is what you want over C2). However I see you mention overclocking, which I really wouldn't do on that motherboard you have. It's a low quality 3+1 phase VRM design- so when you're overclocking the chances of the board failing are astronomically high.

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Im going to upgrade, Let me update the topic smile.gif
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post #9 of 24
alright i would say get a 955 becasue iu can hit 4.3 4.4 proboly more with better cooling. but u need a good board to hit that high... get a 990fx chipset if u want high overclocks
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