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post #1 of 10
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Hi Guys,

I used to only have AMD proc's, (I used to work for Intel, I wouldn't recommend it :-) ). I was very excited by the Phenom and thought I might go back to AMD, but with all the bugs it's thrown me off...

Has anyone heard any news whether the new stepping will be out soon/fix the problem?

Benchmarks are sadly not showing much in favour of overclocking one of these yet. Has anyone any experiences with overclocking the phenom/results?
post #2 of 10
Review sites put the overclockability of Phenom processors as quite low, including the Black Edition processors. I am not sure when the stepping that fixes the bug issues will be out (I believe it is the next steppingin line, though), but from what I understand the chance of the average user encountering the bug is quite slim. There is a BIOS patch for it (not sure if all manufacturers have included the fix in their BIOS releases), but it does diminish performance.

Also, please use more descriptive titles to your threads in the future.
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Is there any hope? Nope, no hope at all.

Oh wait there was more to your question? *Reads Post*

Nope, no hope there either.
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Im gonna go Quad, just not sure when. If the Phenoms are good, thats what its gonna be if not I will pick up a used QX6700 in mid June. its frustrating, gonna pick up a mobo and quad CPU. Not sure what OS to get either.
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I have some hope for the 45nm Phenom which will be out in Q3-Q4, but the 65nm parts are just inferior to Intel's products, full stop. Lower clock speeds, fewer operations per clock cycle, and more bugs yet to be worked out (or found...). And they aren't even much less expensive.

I would recommend picking up a 45nm Intel Quad when they come out, although the Q6600 is a very nice option as well. If you aren't wedded to quad core of course then the sky is the limit as far as options are concerned. AMD is just in a lull due to lower-than-expected yields on the Phenom line. They were supposed to clock reliably up to 3.0 or so, and they're only showing up at 2.3.

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The Bulldozer core due out Q3-ish 2009 is .....SUPPOSED to rock Intels world....

P.S. LOL.......Schroedinger's ...Cat...... I love it! I majored in Phisics also
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P.S. LOL.......Schroedinger's ...Cat...... I love it! I majored in Phisics also
Is that picture pre or post box?

And I was going to bust on you for misspelling physics, but when I googled it, it seems a lot of people spell it that way. Is it a valid, alternate spelling?
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I'm quite sure that's the wrong way to spell physics lol
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post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by ThePenguinator. View Post
I'm quite sure that's the wrong way to spell physics lol
Then my question is, how does one major in Physics and not know how to spell it?
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Then my question is, how does one major in Physics and not know how to spell it?
A little off topic but hilarious!
    
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