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post #11 of 1595
Haven't touched ACC.

As for the RAM speeds, DDR3-1333 stable 7-7-7-21 vs DDR3-1600 8-8-8-24 or 9-9-9-27 with proneness to instability is no contest. I'll take the stable configuration every time.

That said I would be the first to say my Samsung 1333s are probably not QUITE up to the task of 1600 MHz. So when RAM prices get a little less insane I might snag a proper DDR3-1600 kit for 8 gigs of RAM goodness.
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that's what i figured... the sticks i bought from newegg are rated 1600 with instructions that you need to set it on the board. tomorrow i'll try upping it to the 250 multi with dropping down to 1333. thanks!
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Hey, just a quick note - you've put me as a 630 owner, but it's not; it's a 620

Anyone been able to get an L3 unlock on these? I haven't even tried 'cause ACC is kind of weird to use.

Re: RAM

I've heard the AMD CPUs generally seem to have minor problems using RAM at speeds faster than 1333. I had to drop my RAM back to 1333 even though at 1600 the sticks all passed memtest86+ like a charm. But Prime95 blend kept barfing on me. So alas.
Sorry. I fixed you on the chart so you're now a 620.

There's been numerous people around the net and review sites that have confirmed L3 unlocks. However, it just depends on if you get a Deneb core or not. If you click on my name, look at all my posts made yesterday. I posted links to 4 of them.
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Spreadsheet updated.

Seifer: Unfortunately, someone already established a Athlon II X3 Club
I know, but if I unlock the 4th core it becomes an Athlon II X4, which I why I'm asking.
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I know, but if I unlock the 4th core it becomes an Athlon II X4, which I why I'm asking.
To answer your question, unlocking a core just means you get to use something that was disabled. However, your processor will still be the Athlon II X3 and not an Athlon II X4. I don't want to step on the X3 club's toes..but if you've got a few more bucks to spend and plan on buying your processor before Monday or on Monday, you can get the 620 for less than $90 and the 630 for $108.04. Damn good deals IMO.

Also, added information on the L3 Cache unlocks.
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To answer your question, unlocking a core just means you get to use something that was disabled. However, your processor will still be the Athlon II X3 and not an Athlon II X4. I don't want to step on the X3 club's toes..but if you've got a few more bucks to spend and plan on buying your processor before Monday or on Monday, you can get the 620 for less than $90 and the 630 for $108.04. Damn good deals IMO.

Also, added information on the L3 Cache unlocks.
Yes, but CPU-Z will say X4.
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post #17 of 1595
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Yes, but CPU-Z will say X4.
Yeah but it won't say it's a 620, 630 (or Phenom II 8xx if L3 cache unlocks) and your batch code will be the batch code of an Athlon II X3 vs everyone else who will be an Athlon II X4....see what I mean?

But it seems that X3 will unlock L3 Cache as well

http://www.insidehw.com/Reviews/CPU/...on-II-630.html
Edited by KamuiRSX - 11/7/09 at 6:51am
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Yeah but it won't say it's a 620, 630 (or Phenom II 8xx if L3 cache unlocks) and your batch code will be the batch code of an Athlon II X3 vs everyone else who will be an Athlon II X4....see what I mean?
Indeed. Where did you find the X4 for 108 bucks?

Update: No! Damn your seductive ways! >_< *is getting a tri-core*
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post #19 of 1595
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Indeed. Where did you find the X4 for 108 bucks?

Update: No! Damn your seductive ways! >_< *is getting a tri-core*
Ewiz.com. I posted a deal in the Online Deal Section. There's another one if you need a new mobo as well. You can get the Athlon II 620 and a 785G (I think ASRock Brand) for $150. I bought my Athlon II 630 from them 2 days ago and it arrived yesterday.

Oh and here's what you'll get if you unlock the 4th core on the X3

http://xtreview.com/addcomment-id-87...urth-core.html




Edited by KamuiRSX - 11/7/09 at 6:56am
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Hmm. What were you able to OC your X4 to so far?
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