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anyone know iff this is a good stepping ? just going to typ what the **** is on the cpu cause I cant make sense off it...

HDZ955FBK4DGM
CADACAC1012MPMW
9G11052D00770

willing to unlock the x4 to a x6 ?
is this possible ?

thnx
On the list that's the first 550 with a CACAC, nonetheless a 10/12 production date... so who knows. Most of a steppings we have on the list are so spread out its really kind of hard to draw any conclusions based on the steppings yet. Let's see what you can do though!
    
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Seeing what newegg is selling the Phenom II X940 is it a worth a upgrade from a Athlon II X4? Seen some nice OC's on this chip. My M/B is AM2+/DDR2 which is the only reason im looking at this.
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Seeing what newegg is selling the Phenom II X940 is it a worth a upgrade from a Athlon II X4? Seen some nice OC's on this chip. My M/B is AM2+/DDR2 which is the only reason im looking at this.
AM3 chips have both DDR3 and DDR2 Memory Controllers.
Check your motherboard vendor for the latest BIOS, they would have probably released a BIOS a while back that supports AM3 chips.
My Mobo is also AM2+/DDR2, came with AM3 support off the bat, my previous Mobo I bought in '08 had a BIOS update to support AM3.

You have a much wider array of options

EDIT:- http://giga-byte.co.uk/products/prod...px?pid=3447#ov
Seems your Mobo has SB710, so there's a chance you can unlock the L3 Cache on your Athlon, if stable it won't be far off a 940 at stock.
I aint had a chance to compare prices, but would a 955 be outta your budget? Or maybe a 560 or 555? With your Mobo and the latest BIOS, you might get an unlock outta the cores on the X2's. Otherwise they OC like hell.
Budget permitting, you could even get yourself a 1055T X6, your board supports it.

A 940 in my opinion wouldn't be much of an upgrade.
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But if you're stuck with an AM2+ platform then yeah, its worth it... I easily bumped mine from 3GHz to 3.6GHz by changing my multi to 18x with 100% stability under the stock cooler, and of course a small voltage adjustment. Now I'm slowly bumping up on the 15x scale (currently at 15x 234), and I made a small upgrade to the cooler (CM Hyper TX2). Right now in 3DMark Vantage 'Performance' I'm getting 38k CPU scores at about 3.5GHz. With two stock GTX 295's I'm hitting P26,764 with my last Vantage pass. With your Scythe you should be able to get a pretty nice OC... with these chips 3.7GHz should be a minimum on air if you know how to OC properly, and 3.8-4GHz is likewise very attainable with proper cooling and OCing technique... seems most chips are likely able to get up there. If you're stuck at 3.2GHz its an easy "yes" to make the upgrade...
    
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Wow, yeah, at $96 for the 940 you gotta do it... that's cheap.
    
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If you're stuck at 3.2GHz its an easy "yes" to make the upgrade...
I have more skill than that. This was the optimum spot for temp/voltage. I had 3.5GHz but it wasn't worth the heat.


yeah, this mobo will support AM3 but im trying to hold off til I can buy a DDR3 M/B, DDR3 Ram, Phenom II X6. I have used my Athlon to its fullest ability and it just isn't cutting it. $95 for a Phenom II X4 is crazy and I think with the extra cache and a little OC it will hold me til I have enough for a X6 or Bulldozer.
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Hello all.

See my CPU-z for my Phenom II X4 940.

I think my 4 sticks of 1Gb RAM is the limiting factor of this overclock. I am sure i could get to 4Ghz with just two sticks!

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I have more skill than that. This was the optimum spot for temp/voltage. I had 3.5GHz but it wasn't worth the heat.


yeah, this mobo will support AM3 but im trying to hold off til I can buy a DDR3 M/B, DDR3 Ram, Phenom II X6. I have used my Athlon to its fullest ability and it just isn't cutting it. $95 for a Phenom II X4 is crazy and I think with the extra cache and a little OC it will hold me til I have enough for a X6 or Bulldozer.
I agree, for that price it's a steal, and you're more than likely able to hit 3.6GHz with ease, but for an extra 100 bucks you can get the 1055T, plonk it in your Mobo, then buy new Mobo and RAM.

Just saying, that money could be half your 1055T, you'll have the processing power you'll need to last until Bulldozer, and until your DDR3 upgrade.

Plus 125w for 6 cores beats 125 for 4, the potential of the 940 ends with your current board.
95 bucks is great cooler, toward your DDR3, I think it's a shame to use a lot of money on something so temporary, not saying the 940 aint a good chip, 'cos it is, just for how long you'll have it, you might wanna put that money into the hexa-core pot and attempt L3 unlock on your Athlon for the time being.
Just my personal opinion, being a poor person and valuing every penny
 
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Im looking to build from the ground up next year so a hundred dollars is nothing compared to the big picture. Im going with everything top of the line.(Talking ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme,SSD, Bluray Burner, maybe 2nd GTX460 ) Plus I would think 4 GBs would be a bottleneck for a 6 core CPU. Each core is only going to be getting around 700MBs to play with. At least this way each core is getting 1GB. Also I don't mind OC withe FSB but a Black Edition just takes a whole lot of the guess work out. When I get a 6 core it will be the 1090T or maybe something higher by then.

Edit - Just did a quick potential build on newegg.com and the total was $730 for the M/B, CPU, RAM, PSU. The 940 will probably have to hold me over for a few months at the least.
Edited by CDub07 - 10/12/10 at 8:44am
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