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Just bought a Phenom II B93 2.8ghz Quadcore from Microcenter for $40. Overclocked this CPU to 3.5ghz on stock voltages. I am simply amazed. First real value I've gotten out of an AMD overclock in a long time. These things are going on sale at Microcenter all the time for around $40. Grab them up if you are looking for a really good and cheap quadcore! Good luck guys!
Edited by Acefire - 9/2/12 at 12:29pm
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Nice deal thumb.gif you going to take it any higher than 3.5GHz?
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Well I'm not sure how high the fsb can go on this board Im testing it on, or where the "FSB" wall is with these 990 boards.

This is the board I'm testing with.
http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3901&dl=1#ov


I just wanted to quickly overclock it and see what happened.
Edited by Acefire - 9/2/12 at 12:27pm
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It's a business class processor, don't think it means anything, try pushing it as high as it can go, or try unlocking it to a X4
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^ I think that's just a branding thing. This might really be no different than any other Phenom II.

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^ ^ The "B" stands for the production code of the chip. Let me put it this way, AMD produced a bunch of chips, all marked with a specific code name. Now take 4 quads for example, 3 out of the 4 quads passed AMD's rigorous quality checks while one didn't (or maybe it was perfectly good but AMD decided to sell it as a dual/tri in order to meet demand). So the one's AMD decided to sell of as quads had their code names changed (for eg 945, 955 etc). The other chip AMD decided not to sell of as a quad but as a tri just had an overlapping code name put over the original (like pre-unlocking my chip was the X3 445 when it was actually based on the Deneb die). Once i unlocked it, the code reverted to the factory-default one which AMD had marked it with in the first place.

When sold in retail with the "B", its probably an OEM chip. Wouldn't read too much into it yessir.gif
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I thought B meat it was an OEM Chip?

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It's a business class processor, don't think it means anything, try pushing it as high as it can go, or try unlocking it to a X4

This is a quad, and was always a quad. It was never an x3 for me. It required no unlocking, and its at 3.5ghz on stock voltages. That means it equal with the Phenom II 970.

Sorry I linked you to and X3 sight. This is an x4

This is the correct one.
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/AMD-Phenom%20II%20X4%20B93%20-%20HDXB93WFK4DGI.html
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^ Just a Business rename then, don't see a lot of point into it
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