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AMD Phenom II X2 555 BE 3.20GHz better with???

Poll Results: AMD Phenom II X2 555 BE 3.20GHz better with??? (for core unlock and OC) (max perfmance)

 
  • 0% (0)
    Asus M5A78L-M LX 760G/VSL/ddr3
  • 100% (3)
    Asrock 880GM-LE
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1) Asus M5A78L-M LX 760G/VSL/ddr3 ₱2,350.00
2) Asrock 880GM-LE ₱2,650.00


Hi guys! IMO i'd go for #1, i think its easier to unlock and OC, well thats what i think upon reading specs, correct me if im wrong, my goal is to use my pc with max performance, so which is which and why? thanks smile.gif

*** no other choice guys, just #1 and #2
post #2 of 11

I think I talked to you about this before, but neither will handle the unlock and OC.  In fact the first one is not even rated for 125W TDP CPU operation.

post #3 of 11
#2 check the manual page 39 section 3.3

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Gonna have to go with the ASRock if youre wanting to do some overclocking. The ASRock will take a X6 which is a 125 watt proc where the Asus is a 95 watt board only. That means the ASRock will have a little beefier components and that means theyll stand up better to overclocking.

The downside is its AM3 so your upgrade path is pretty limited. The Asus is AM3+ so you can upgrade all the way to Piledriver if you want. But that 95 watt rating really bothers me.

If those are the only 2 choices, theyre not very good ones but the ASRock looks to be the most durable. Youd be much better off with an AM3+ board that can handle a little more than a 95 watt proc.
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thumb.gif hello! ill reply for all of you.. based on your replies/posts.. #2 would be the best (coz of only 2 choices), limited cpu upgrade is ok with me coz honetsly i have no plan on buying new cpu, im just making the most of my current processor, so i think ill buy the Asrock..

also im not really familiar with the technicalities (thats why i made this thread haha), and as a noob unlocker/OCer, ill just use the auto/presets of unlocking/OCing like options like Auto 15% for example, i dont want to burn my pc if i go beyond its limitations

im very thankful for you all, so now i make money so i can buy that mobo and hopefully ill be satisfied (coz thats the only thing i wanna do, to change/upgrade mobo)

i got this atm Gigabyte M68MT-S2 and i think it is lame??? (didnt think over when i bought it)

still happy to read future posts/replies, Good day all! smile.gif
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thumb.gif hello! ill reply for all of you.. based on your replies/posts.. #2 would be the best (coz of only 2 choices), limited cpu upgrade is ok with me coz honetsly i have no plan on buying new cpu, im just making the most of my current processor, so i think ill buy the Asrock..
also im not really familiar with the technicalities (thats why i made this thread haha), and as a noob unlocker/OCer, ill just use the auto/presets of unlocking/OCing like options like Auto 15% for example, i dont want to burn my pc if i go beyond its limitations
im very thankful for you all, so now i make money so i can buy that mobo and hopefully ill be satisfied (coz thats the only thing i wanna do, to change/upgrade mobo)
i got this atm Gigabyte M68MT-S2 and i think it is lame??? (didnt think over when i bought it)
still happy to read future posts/replies, Good day all! smile.gif

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I actually have the asrock board. I had a phenom 965 x4 running at 3.6ghz at stock voltage on it and it did fine. I wouldn't take it any further than that of course. now it sits in my wifes rig with an phenom x3 at like 2.6ghz and she has more than 600 hours of sims 3 on it ( no exaggeration) and she is using a 9800gt which runs at 80c when gaming. course the case is well ventilated.

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post #9 of 11

The presence of a 125W TDP rating on the ASRock board may have no bearing on its reliability taking on 125W TDP processors.  Whereas I wouldn't entirely doubt its ability to take on one seeing as ASRock has ratified it for it, this doesn't mean that the board will be able to take anything above that.  The design/capacity makes it evident.  You may not get reliable operation with an unlock/overclock on either of those boards - by that I mean, lost performance (ASUS board will throttle the CPU if the VRMs are overloaded/too stressed to be safe) or lost saved work (the ASRock board will simply shut down on you).


The M68MT-S2 is limited to 95W TDP but on top of that the design is actually known for failure (the catastrophic kind, i.e. explosions) with no VRM over-current protection; whereas on the 880GM-LE and the M5A have both have been confirmed to exist and they are much safer to use.

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0-3 votes... so you ^ also go for 880GM-LE instead of M5A? (coz its my only two choices)
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