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Originally Posted by hitoriko View Post
hi all just came across this forum after looking for some info
im very impressed im running a budget setup the last couple years and choose this board because of the o/c features and have never looked back!

now im looking for a new chip what would be the best choice of these 3:
Athlon X2 7750
Athlon X2 7850 (Black Edition)
Athlon X2 5050e

also i've heard that the Phenom X2 550 black edition can ahve all 4 cores unlocked to use but not sure if it would work with this board

anyways im enjoying reading the posts from teh very beginning and im about up to page number 50 lol

thanks in advance guys!
My choice would be the 7750 BE or the 7850 BE. ($4 difference for .1 GHz )

As far as unlocking cores, think3r has it right. This board has Nvidia chipsets. Only the AMD 790X/GX/FX boards with SB750 are capable of unlocking cores.
Edited by spaceballsrules - 6/18/09 at 8:27pm
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Hitoriko, welcome to OCN

You should be able to run a PhII 550BE on this board but I don't think you'll be able to unlock all the cores. I think only the SB750 chipset with ACC enabled can unlock the "disabled" cores. Nevertheless the PhII 550BE is an awesome processor for the price.

Good luck
If thats the case then im wondering what is the best chip i should upgrade too? these are my options as they are quite cheap and seem to be a good gain over my previous chip (4200+) and these are all around the 100 AUD mark so not such a big hit on the pocket:
Athlon X2 7750
Athlon X2 7850 (Black Edition)
Athlon X2 5050e

and these all work with the 2207 bios (which i just upgraded too)
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If thats the case then im wondering what is the best chip i should upgrade too? these are my options as they are quite cheap and seem to be a good gain over my previous chip (4200+) and these are all around the 100 AUD mark so not such a big hit on the pocket:
Athlon X2 7750
Athlon X2 7850 (Black Edition)
Athlon X2 5050e

and these all work with the 2207 bios (which i just upgraded too)
Hitoriko, my vote goes towards the 7850BE....mainly because of the unlocked multiplier. That should make it a little easier to overlock and play with.

Good luck
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post #2384 of 12343
well i bit the bullet and went and got my lil upgrade kit:
Athlon X2 7850 (Black Edition)
2G Corsair Dominator Ram (PC2-8500c5)
500G Seagate HDD

that should keep the games going abit longer!

PS:

have to sign me up to the club!
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Also i was just reading the review of the 7850DE on this site and it got a silve award - the max they were about to get out of there chip was 3.2ghz (400mhz increase) which i think is pretty good now considering im just doing a budget upgrade if i can go from 2.45ghz (my current overclock - my ram lets it down ) to 2.8 for the price of $90 (plus whatever i can over clock it too) i think its a great choice and will allow me to keep this board for ages and i still haven't used the SLi as yet (i did when i had 2 xfx7600gt's - a buy 1 get one free at the loacl comp store ) so i think now the only thing thats letting my system down is the vga (but i used the 9800gt 1gig) with fallout 3 and was about to get all settings on high and ahve a a fram rate of about 100odd on a widescreen view

thoughts?
post #2386 of 12343
ok just got all teh goodies i have to go out, but when i get home i'll chuck them in the machine with a fresh Vista Install and see how it goes

mmmm - better go D/L Drivers...

i'll post a 3dmark (before and after score) later

bye!
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Just waiting for the money to clear and I'll get my Phenom II X4 955BE.
If it doesn't work, then I don't know whether I'll get a really decent AM2+ with my lovely DDR2 RAM setup, or bite the bullet and waste some money on DDR3/AM3 setup for that major 4% increase!
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well i bit the bullet and went and got my lil upgrade kit:
Athlon X2 7850 (Black Edition)
2G Corsair Dominator Ram (PC2-8500c5)
500G Seagate HDD

that should keep the games going abit longer!

PS:

have to sign me up to the club!
Welcome hitoriko, glad you found the club.
When you get a chance please fill in your system specs in the user cp, that will help us help you if you encounter any problems.


good luck with your new hardware.

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ok i just ran my first 3Dmark06 (basic edition) with a 10% N.O.S AI Overclock and got
10996 3DMarks - no GPU, or RAM mods
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ok i just ran my first 3Dmark06 (basic edition) with a 10% N.O.S AI Overclock and got
10996 3DMarks - no GPU, or RAM mods
Welcome to the club hitoriko, I see you are overclockin via windows software. That is a good place to be for a beginner but it will most likely reduce the full potential of your overclocks. The best overclocks are done in the bios. One neat feature in the bios on your board is the ability to save multiple bios settings for stock & overclocked bios settings.

Good Luck,

N2G
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