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hey all, so for some reason my oc'ed 4400+ ( 2.8ghz) has just gone really u.. strange. I turned my comp on 1 day and everything was going extremely slow(emphasis on extremely)and i had a look at cpu-z and everything looked legit and some programs ware just not loading up but some were after like 10 mins(msn and such) so i clocked back down and everything is fine (faster than the oc), and starts up programs as usual (no lag) so im thinking that theres something wrong with my cpu and would like a new one(2.3ghz just aint cutting it) and i like the 5000+be, its cheap,very overclockable, and fast.

Any reason why i shouldnt?

Ty for help
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post #2 of 10
Defenitively, yes, if u have the money.

Having an unlocked multiplier, it's really easy to overclock it. Raising the multiplier won't affect other part like raising the fsb, so it won't affect memory speed. Then u can play with the fsb to oc it a little bit. Also, this chip only use 65w so it generate less heat, got mine at 3.0ghz and it won't go over 45c full load. Well, i only got good think to say about this chip, u can easily get aroud 3.2-3.3Ghz with it, maybe 3.4.
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Thanks for that matey will probably buy it, along with a antec 900(looks nice )
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Hey sgtbash, I thinks you'll love the 5000be i know i do! Got 3.288 at 1.39 load 49c max. And the best part it's so easy to overclock OOOOOYEA.....
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The BEs are great to OC. My 5000+ BE hits 3.0GHz on stock vcore.
    
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Just to throw it out there...
maybe your computer has a virus? Or some program running in the background that is a major resource hog?
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i did a full format of my HDD and everything but it was stilll lagging like an old man, so i turned it back down to stock and all was fine, just slower than the overclock
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post #8 of 10
I think you will definately like the 5000+ BE, I have mines at 3.1ghz with 15.5x multi and 1.425v Idle- 24c Load- 38c
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i love mine. I am upgrading to the 9850be but man i love mine. OC it 3.36.
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Originally Posted by gsk3rd View Post
i love mine. I am upgrading to the 9850be but man i love mine. OC it 3.36.
sounded ironic to me, but i got the 9850 and just sold the 5000+BE rig but i gotta say , it is still very good CPU, (i found good deal on 9850 other wise I wouldn't bother getting rig of 5000+BE, i have a bad habit on wanting to try something different, I have more fun trying out what hardware can do then actually using the computer itself)
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