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So I've been out the game a while but getting the itch back what's the best overclocking chip for amd these days? Last one I used was the 2100+ lol like I said been awhile.
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The 960T is so pose to overclock really well. Bulldozer chips also overclock like a beast.
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Is there numbers associated with the bulldozer chips? Are they quad core or dual?
What about the phenom family?
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Is there numbers associated with the bulldozer chips? Are they quad core or dual?
What about the phenom family?

fx 8150x8-3.6ghz,fx 8120x8-3.1ghz,fx6100x6-3.3ghz,fx 4100x4-3.6ghz and phenoms are good but getting rare 1100tx6,1090tx6,980x4,955x4,960x4 those are really good chips if you can find them dont wait to long
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Thx for the info, so are the black edition better overclockers?
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The black editions have unlocked multipliers so they are pretty much made for overclocking.
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If you decide to go with FX cpu's I recommend getting the 8 core fx8120. It is $50 less than the 8150 and can overclock pretty much just as high and at the same clocks there is basically no difference. They tend to overclock anywhere from 4.4ghz to 5ghz with most around 4.5ghz for 24/7 (that's where mine is clocked at mostly) Just make sure that you get a high quality air cooler or enclosed water cooler like corsair h100 or h80. Also you want a quality am3+ motherboard with solid mofsets. Some good mobo choices are asrock 990fx fatal1ty(what I have) or the asus crosshair V. Let us know what you decide and if you do get an FX e sure to join the fx owners club. There are some really good people in there to help ya out

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Thanks for the info D Im gonna do some price research on the fx models you listed, as well as motherboards. Getting excited now..thumb.gif
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if you cant find a 1100t or 1090t you'd be better to get a 8120 or 8150 because the 1100t and 1090t gaming benchmarks are better than the 6100x6 and 4100x4 fx chips
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post #10 of 12
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so looks like if i went with the 8120 and the asrock 990 MB im at $400. Dunno if I wanna fork that out just getting back into things, is there another combo that might be a little less expensive? Id like to get to 3.5 to 4.0 ghz, dont need the 5ghz quite yet, biggrin.gif just basically want something I can play with for now, so If I do have problems im not out a ton of cash..
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