Originally Posted by Asmola
Hi guys, as you can see from my system spec's, i bought 955BE. Now going with 3640MHz with just 1.4125 vcore. Atleast this overclocks much better than my 720BE, and every bench is better with this one. Game's work around 10-20% faster fps than 720BE with same clocks, that's lot more than i expected!
So, it's your call, you can erase me from the list or let me be, atleast 720BE was most experimental CPU that i ever owned!
Uhm! thanks for stopping by, lol!
what games do you have that are running 10-20% faster? did you do a complete upgrade or just the cpu drop in? Cause i have MANY game that i have tested 3 vs 4 and I dont get nowhere near that! As a matter of fact I sometimes get better performance (~1%) running only 3 at the same speed as 4, I think its because of higher cache per core that 3 cores offer. My system is in the sig, and i have tested, test, tested everyway possible. There are games that benefit from the 4th core, as we all know them, but all the others arent effect at all! even GTA4 is only 3 to 4 for fps different running 3 to 4 cores with all settings maxed out. thats at 50fps so maybe I could say its a 7% increase. But thats both running +3.6 ghz
Originally Posted by soccerballtux
Ok guys got mine unlocked and overclocked! Put me on the list!
- Clock Speed 3.7Ghz
- Bus xMulti 18.5x200
- RAM Speed 800Mhz
- Vcore 1.52v
- HT Link (whatever default is) 1000
- NB Speed (CPU-NB?) 2.6Ghz @1.4v
- Motherboard Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P
Bios F5/F5a (they're the same)
- Chipset 790X
- CPU Cooling Thermalright Ultra-120
- Number of Cores: 4 UNLOCKED!!
- CPU-Z Validation: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=597397
how stable is it? did you stress any yet? let me know!
everyday we get some more unlocked
. good job, btw.
Originally Posted by metal_gunjee
Where's the Pentium 3 thread?!
Kidding... I'm waiting on a motherboard to come by UPS then I'll have my own x3 720. I can't wait to see how it goes. I actually just jumped off the Intel wagon.
I decided to ditch my Pentium E5200 because I was just too damn intrigued by these new Phenom II chips I just couldn't resist.
Welcome aboard. and many other! What kinda motherboard and ram you gonna use? I am sure glad the phenom2s hit the market. AMD is finally worth talking about. For like 2 yrs I could never suggest an AMD system in a fresh build. But now, its hard to recommend intel, except I would tell someone to go the i920 over the phenom955, because the 955 is not scaling in the price performance ratio with the other phenom2s! I may get heat for it here, but the total cost of a brand new 955/ddr3 rig isnt far from the total of the i920, these past few weeks! But the 720, is like the ultimate deal. All the other phenom2s are really. I just think that small 200mhz advantage the 955 offers is not at all worth the $$$ they charge for it!