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So here is the situation, I have a 955BE in my main rig. I had a 9500 in my media center, and today I traded (locally) my 9500 + some ram for a 965BE and a 9150. So the 9150 can go in the media center thats fine with me, but what should I do from there? Sell the 965? Sell the 955? Don't sell either, and have a 955 laying around? Please give me your input it would be much appreciated. Thanks
Edited by jdave420 - 8/29/12 at 4:01pm
post #2 of 20
If it were me, I'd test the 965. Give it a good overclock run, get a feel for it. If it can't clock as good as the 955, at that point I'd sell it, otherwise, use it and sell the 955. Of course, that's how -I'd- do it, which is probably wrong, hah.

And of course, 9150 in media rig, makes sense.

EDIT: Noticed stock cooling, is your 955 overclocked at all on its current cooling? If not, then' I'd just swap out for the 965, higher default clock, same dissapation.
Edited by mezmenir - 8/28/12 at 9:46am
    
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If you're planning on overclocking the 965, make sure you get VRM heatsinks for your board.
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If you're planning on overclocking the 965, make sure you get VRM heatsinks for your board.

Not disagreeing here, as VRM death is a serious issue, but- the 955 and 965 are the same chip with slightly different base specifications. If it can do it with a 955, it can do it with a 965 (assuming a non-chip limitation). Going by stock cooling, says it's not overclocked enough to actually hurt the VRM anyway.
    
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Sorry, I forgot to update my rig, I'm using an H70 now. Do you know a good VRM cooling solution for my board?
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Sorry, I forgot to update my rig, I'm using an H70 now. Do you know a good VRM cooling solution for my board?

This - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835708011

You could also place a small fan over the VRMs.
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So I'm using HWMonitor and was wondering if anyone knows what the TMPIN0, TMPIN1, TMPIN2 are?
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So I'm using HWMonitor and was wondering if anyone knows what the TMPIN0, TMPIN1, TMPIN2 are?

TMPIN0,1 and 2 are usually CPU, mobo and VRM temps respectively.

Although in a few cases, TMPIN0 and 1 are interchangeable.
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post #9 of 20
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Ok so I put the 965 in and it clocked to 4 ghz with only adjusting the multiplier, 100% stable so far (prime95 for a little over a half hour or so). So I'm keeping the 965 for sure thanks for all the help. Also by chance does anyone know a good vrm temp or a bad vrm temp? I'm sitting at 58 C right now, that seems high but I'm not sure.
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Those temps seem to be under control but keep a check on the CPU multi and voltage while stressing.

Due to load on the unsinked 'fets, the board may throttle the chip to a lower speed to prevent damage, especially at those clocks. If that happens, you lose performance on load.
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