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Im seeing the C3 955 as a really good option, but i was wondering about the 8mb of cache fx-41000. is this proc good? dont really want to go 6 core as my system is aged and only has 3gb of ram.


Will a 955 be functional with 3gb of ram?
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That board isn't compatible with AM3+. ( No FX )
However AM3 cpus seems to be compatible, so a 955 would the best for that board, and down the road when you upgrade to a AM3+ board, that 955 will still be usable.
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Yeah a 955 would be good. You could definitely get a better overclock out of it than the 720. Although, getting a 2x 4GB RAM kit would serve you well too. Especially since it's so cheap now.
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Yeah a 955 would be good. You could definitely get a better overclock out of it than the 720. Although, getting a 2x 4GB RAM kit would serve you well too. Especially since it's so cheap now.
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That board isn't compatible with AM3+. ( No FX )
However AM3 cpus seems to be compatible, so a 955 would the best for that board, and down the road when you upgrade to a AM3+ board, that 955 will still be usable.
its an AM3 board, i thought it was an AM3+ oh well, 4gb ram and 955 it is! thanks guys, rep'd!
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You may wish to look into making use of 2x2GB rather than 2GB + 1GB for the purpose of running dual channel and getting the associated performance increase, which can be prevalent considering you are running 2 cards in SLI among other things.
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its an AM3 board, i thought it was an AM3+ oh well, 4gb ram and 955 it is! thanks guys, rep'd!
Get an 8GB instead. It's cheap enough that it'll most likely only be $10-15 more than a 4GB kit. You'll really notice a difference when multitasking.
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post #8 of 8
the ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe is a am2+ with ddr2 memory to get the most out of the 955 ide also look into a full am3 board with ddr3 compatabilitys and ddr3 memory is going for half the price of the equivalent amount of ddr2
Edited by HerrisDevio - 11/5/11 at 5:52pm
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