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Hi,

Wondering if anyone has noticed any difference in performance after quad core install, on this board!

Does anyone still have their benchmark results, for before and after!

Any of the phenoms upto 9950 (Officially Supported)
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post #4902 of 12343
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Originally Posted by mulkman View Post
Hi,

Wondering if anyone has noticed any difference in performance after quad core install, on this board!

Does anyone still have their benchmark results, for before and after!

Any of the phenoms upto 9950 (Officially Supported)
VERY nice difference....I had the 5000 before the 940. My 3dmark 06 score went from average 8600 with the 5000 to 18000 with the 940. I also upgraded from a Geforce 9800gtx to a 260 216, so that helped to. Was a nice upgrade boost!
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post #4903 of 12343
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VERY nice difference....I had the 5000 before the 940. My 3dmark 06 score went from average 8600 with the 5000 to 18000 with the 940. I also upgraded from a Geforce 9800gtx to a 260 216, so that helped to. Was a nice upgrade boost!
Yeh, ive had this board for around 2 and half years now. Can't see any need to upgrade board altogether ayet little pointless.

Waiting for USB 3.0, New PCI etc

But I may upgrade my processor X2 5000+, looking to get the phenom 9950 as an upgrade.
The reason in which is I want to minimise any complications,

will the phenom 9950 give me a decent boost? Plus looking for a good cooler!
Any recommendations

Zalman 9700 ???
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post #4904 of 12343
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Mulkman stay away from any 9950 BE 140w cpu's

I'd prefer to see you get a new AM3 X4 9xx CPU because you would have a great CPU if you upgrade your mobo in another year or so.

I'm not sure about how much of an improvement you will get w/a 9950 over your 5000+ but it should give you an edge in games that utilize more cpu cores i.e. GTA IV.
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Will possibly get the 125Watt version would should be decent enough, maybe OC it to 3.00GHZ.

Which would be good don't u think

But need to find a great cooler
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post #4906 of 12343
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Will possibly get the 125Watt version would should be decent enough, maybe OC it to 3.00GHZ.

Which would be good don't u think

But need to find a great cooler
I would recommend going with the AM2+ 940. There is really no complications to installing this cpu on the board, at least there shouldn't be. With the AM2+ you should be able to o/c via the BIOS without issue. Of course get the new BIOS! The newer AM3's require a little more software 'tweaking' to get the CPU running correctly, but can be done quite easily also.

On another note...I have come across 2 sticks of DDR2 1066 ram, 2 x 2gb. I currently am running 4 sticks of DDR2 800. I figure it will be an upgrade so I will swap them out. Now is there any special settings I need to know about for the 1066? Meaning I currently have to set my ram to 667 for the board to boot with the 940. Can I set it to 1066 to boot or maybe 800 now? Any thoughts about maybe getting my FSB higher with 2 sticks instead of 4 and of course 1066 instead of 800.
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I would try to set your ram to 800 and overclock it from there otherwise you may need to set it to 1066 and not move your FSB much at all
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I would try to set your ram to 800 and overclock it from there otherwise you may need to set it to 1066 and not move your FSB much at all
Well I like setting the FSB as high as possible! To bad I can't hit the 300FSB like I did with my 5000...

Does this board officaily support 1066? Has anyone had any issues with running 1066 on the board? I ask this becuase looking up some info on it, some people have issues getting it stable since most boards only support 800.
Edited by GANDALF21502 - 1/29/10 at 7:34am
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Hey Guys,

Any chance the new PhII X6 CPU's will work with our mobo?
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Hey Guys,

Any chance the new PhII X6 CPU's will work with our mobo?
As long as they support DDR2, they'll probably work just fine.
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