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Hey guys, I'm looking to build a new computer. I'm very interested in the 960t Zosma. I'm hoping to put it in a 970, but I can't find any decent information on which mobos will support the 960t out of the box. I've also read a couple stories where the board wouldn't run the CPU, and the builder had to go through a lot of trouble to get the BIOS updated with someone else's processor.
I don't have a spare processor to put in the slot and update my BIOS, so if the mobo won't take the CPU, I'll be facing quite a dilemma.
Can anyone tell me if there's a motherboard I can order that will run this CPU out of the box, with no BIOS update? Anecdotals are fine. I want this processor, but I don't want a headache. I'd rather spend more in that case.

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Stable at 3Ghz with 1.14v (1.175v in BIOS) as an X4.

Trying to see how low I can go. I don't know why -- my temps are good; loading at 41C with a 27C ambient biggrin.gif

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sweet, i like the 970 extreme3, there's even an extreme4 now for a little more

so everyone loves the 960t? never feel like you wish you'd spent the extra $ on a 2500k or one of the more expensive phenom ii quads?
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Stable at 3Ghz with 1.14v (1.175v in BIOS) as an X4.
Trying to see how low I can go. I don't know why -- my temps are good; loading at 41C with a 27C ambient biggrin.gif
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I have to try this.
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sweet, i like the 970 extreme3, there's even an extreme4 now for a little more
so everyone loves the 960t? never feel like you wish you'd spent the extra $ on a 2500k or one of the more expensive phenom ii quads?

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sweet, i like the 970 extreme3, there's even an extreme4 now for a little more

so everyone loves the 960t? never feel like you wish you'd spent the extra $ on a 2500k or one of the more expensive phenom ii quads?

In the beginning I thought I had made a terrible decision by staying with AMD based on the rumour that all AMD processors show heavy bottlenecking with two high end cards SLI/Crossfire but once I got my second 480 and witnessed first hand that it was indeed just a rumour, Im quite happy with my purchase and I aim to keep it for another year or two. thumb.gif
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so everyone loves the 960t? never feel like you wish you'd spent the extra $ on a 2500k or one of the more expensive phenom ii quads?

I built my first computer just because I wanted to play Battlefield 2. Everyone was telling me to buy a A64 3700+ and a 6800GT and last minute my budget got cut. Ended up with a A64 3000+ and a 6800GS.

It was way faster than I needed.

Since then I realized 99% of OCN members read benchmarks and live by them. A lot assume if Intel is faster than AMD, then AMD must be slow.

Slower doesn't mean slow. smile.gif

There isn't a thing my Zosma is too slow for stock, and definitely not OCed. It runs cool and it OCs and I got it for $105. I could've bought an i3-2100 for $125, and probably have been just as fast, but I:

a) got to OC which I have a blast doing
b) had a chance at 6 cores

My Q6600 at 3.6Ghz got me ~60FPS in Skyrim. My Zosma at 3.1Ghz gets ~55FPS. Do I notice that unless I'm watching FRAPs? No. Do I notice the fact it runs way cooler and uses way less power? Definitely. biggrin.gif

I couldn't run my Q6600 at 3.6Ghz unless it was winter and I kept my bedroom door open (small room). In summer, ambients sky rocket for me (broke college student) since I set my AC at 85F. In summer time I could only run it at 3.0-3.2, and this 960T can run 4.2 easily as a X4. or an X6 at 3.8. With a less than stellar heatsink biggrin.gif

That being said, ... 1.12v (1.15v in BIOS) and still stable (gonna let Prime run some more, but so far so good). I doubt I'll be able to get much lower but I'll go lower if this turns out stable. As an X6 I can't go any lower than 1.17v.

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I built my first computer just because I wanted to play Battlefield 2. Everyone was telling me to buy a A64 3700+ and a 6800GT and last minute my budget got cut. Ended up with a A64 3000+ and a 6800GS.
It was way faster than I needed.
Since then I realized 99% of OCN members read benchmarks and live by them. A lot assume if Intel is faster than AMD, then AMD must be slow.
Slower doesn't mean slow. smile.gif
There isn't a thing my Zosma is too slow for stock, and definitely not OCed. It runs cool and it OCs and I got it for $105. I could've bought an i3-2100 for $125, and probably have been just as fast, but I:
a) got to OC which I have a blast doing
b) had a chance at 6 cores
My Q6600 at 3.6Ghz got me ~60FPS in Skyrim. My Zosma at 3.1Ghz gets ~55FPS. Do I notice that unless I'm watching FRAPs? No. Do I notice the fact it runs way cooler and uses way less power? Definitely. biggrin.gif
That being said, ... 1.12v (1.15v in BIOS) and still stable (gonna let Prime run some more, but so far so good). I doubt I'll be able to get much lower but I'll go lower if this turns out stable. As an X6 I can't go any lower than 1.17v.
480

well said. thumb.gif

That being said, that is some low voltage you got there, If I had the want/need to go that low with my H50 I'd get near ambient temps. Congrats on the low voltage chip you got there. thumb.gif
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I think if I can hit 1.0v I could die happy. I restarted and testing at 1.096v now but only a handful of minutes in. biggrin.gif
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I did a similar test of the 960T stock with a vcore of 1.14 in BIOS but with 5 runs of IBT (Very High setting) . . .

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Can't find my Prime file. lol.
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