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How would the x4 830 compare with the x3 720 BE? Any results in overclocking these 830's?
I would guess that stock the 830 is better due to the extra core, but if your 720 unlocks to an x4, that is the better deal having the unlocked multi, makes it easier to OC. Heck, even as an x3 the 720 may OC enough over the 830 to win.

As said, the 830 is pretty much a 925, so look at tests comparing those 2.
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My 720 is running at 3.6 Ghz. I was planning on getting an X6 eventually so may just hold out for it. May buy one of the 830's anyways to upgrade one of the kids X2 system. They are wanting to play Skyrim and I don't know how well their systems are going to be able to handle it. I just picked up Borderlands GOTY edition and am having a blast with it. I can wait for Skyrim to come down in price myself.
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Still very interested in this.

I'm about to grab one as they're still at $49.99. The only thing holding me back is the OC' headroom this chip might have. I might stay with the X4 840 with the extra 0.3GHz just to stay on the safe side...given that I've heard people get 3.7-4.0GHz on air with them.
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Still very interested in this.

I'm about to grab one as they're still at $49.99. The only thing holding me back is the OC' headroom this chip might have. I might stay with the X4 840 with the extra 0.3GHz just to stay on the safe side...given that I've heard people get 3.7-4.0GHz on air with them.
Isn't the 840 not a real Deneb chip with no L3 cache?
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Picked one of these up from the Cincinnati location for my secondary computer that was originally supposed to possess a BD; they still had more; get 'em whilst they're hot!
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Isn't the 840 not a real Deneb chip with no L3 cache?
840 is Propus core so it does not have L3. See first post of this thread
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if someone will go and get one of these for me, I will trade u a Q8200 for it
    
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Picked one up last Friday. Running at 3.2 right now but have not really had time to play with it.
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