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athlon ii x2 270 vs. phenom ii x2 555 BE

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im looking for a budget build...

i want to unlock 2 cores, im pretty certain phenom can do that, but im not sure about athlon.
is it worth the extra £16 to get the phenom?

if i get the athlon, i can spend the £16 on a better GPU...

your thoughts?
post #2 of 9
The Athlon II x2 Cannot unlock.

The 555 is a chance i would try to go for a OEM Tri core if you have the ability.
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Don't get 555. If you want real CPU (without unlocking) you can get Athlon II x4 630.
    
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For a gaming build, get a quad core. It is better if it is phenom, but athlon if you can't fit it in your budget.
 
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L3 Cache doesn't makes any big difference in games you know. But it makes sense in the other applications with 5-10% difference.
    
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I wouldn't rely on unlocking any cores their disabled for a reason, because they don't work. At least they didn't pass Quaity inspection. So their disabled for a reason. You might get lucky but I wouldn't Assume that they will all work. You might be able to unlock them but it might not be stable. Just my two cents. Never assume!
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post #7 of 9
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Thanks, but it's not a gaming rig i'll probably get a tri-core athlon (idk which one)
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Brother if it isn't gaming rig "YES" the Athlon II x3 will do everything also you can unlock it to 4cores. Good luck.
    
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Originally Posted by yuksel911 View Post
Brother if it isn't gaming rig "YES" the Athlon II x3 will do everything also you can unlock it to 4cores. Good luck.
No, not all of them, you're pretty much telling everyone that every cpu has a 100% chance of unlocking, which is false.
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