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How far can the clocks go for the AMD Phenom II Series. I am a fan of overclocking, I find it rather entertaining.
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post #12 of 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by Truedeal View Post

How far can the clocks go for the AMD Phenom II Series. I am a fan of overclocking, I find it rather entertaining.

Around the 4 GHz mark.
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post #13 of 48
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Well, WHEN I purchase and Install this, I will hope to achieve around 3.7 ghz. Maybe I'll need to upgrade my Psu as-well.
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Thank you all for the very fast replies Btw. I appreciate it.
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post #15 of 48
On a Phenom II 960t should see around 4-4.2GHz. FX will easily do 4.5-4.7GHz.

Your power supply will be fine even with a HD 6970 GFX.

Worry more about cooling and case airflow.
Edited by cmac68 - 2/21/12 at 8:33pm
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post #16 of 48
If your just upgrading the cpu you may need to flash your board to the highest revision.
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post #17 of 48
2500k unless your staying with the same board, if thats the case then yes get a PII,
I've had my PII 940 for a couple years now, and it has done good with my 280sli setup, but I've been wanting something new to play with and I plan on getting a single Kepler gpu so I can get some DX11, I can't just drop in bulldozer or I might have just gone that rout, all I could do was Thuban.. I chose to go Intel for the first time ever. Looks like my PII will be hitting craigslist soon. They have too much market share and money at this point. Unless AMD pulls something out of a hat with enhancements.

If you end up doing an upgrade with a new board get a 2500k !
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post #18 of 48
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Thoses 4.73 clocks do sound promising, however clocks aint everything and from what I read before, the FX isnt too much better than the Phenom II's and the FX cost more.
I will have to reconsider after further review of the two cpu's.
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post #19 of 48
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Oh, And Im not necessarily worried about cooling. I may just have to make the case fans run at a higher speed though if i plan on Heavy overclocks such as 4.7 ghz. biggrin.gif
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post #20 of 48
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You dog, I was just going to post that.

I did some review research and those FX were barely any better than those hex cores by AMD which were only a tid bit better than my 965. A whole heap of fail if you ask me.
Edited by SpykeZ - 2/21/12 at 8:40pm
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