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Intel guy here my roommate has an AM3 with core unlocker on it. Looking for a cpu in the 100 dollar or below range. Anything decent for that price?
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Buy a used X4 955/965 on the forums.
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post #5 of 26
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Quote:
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How stable is it after unlock? He doesn't really mess with computers so much
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Phenom II X4 830 Boxed Processor - OEM - $79.99 + whateverelsetheyaddon
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post #7 of 26
Any Phenom II X4 will do nice, or even a 1055T if you find one cheap
    
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post #8 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tiako44 View Post
How stable is it after unlock? He doesn't really mess with computers so much
I think the stability depends on the chip. Sometimes all four cores are completely stable but sometimes they're not. Not sure what the ratio of stable to unstable is, but I think he has a decent chance of getting a good one. Although for around $100, I'd personally get a 955be.
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post #9 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tiako44 View Post
Intel guy here my roommate has an AM3 with core unlocker on it. Looking for a cpu in the 100 dollar or below range. Anything decent for that price?
I would tell your roommate to save a little bit and get a 955 BE. They sell for around $120 and you could probably find someone in here selling a used one cheaper.
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post #10 of 26
and try to stay away from the phenom 2 800 series. there is no l3 cache. i dont see a difference between them and an athlon 2. the L3 cache is mainly what the difference was between an athlon 2 and a phenom 2
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