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post #1 of 21
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Hi guys im thinking about trading my 550BE X2 3.8GHz + £50 for a stock nearly new Phenom II 945 X4 3GHz.

What do you all think? Should I do it?
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haha, ur considering it now xD, ill get some info if i can find anything, assuming u will benefit from the 4 cores i'll say its a good deal since there both used and the 945 isnt that old

edit: just found this thread, wooo i can use the search button

http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/61...-550-vs-p.html
Edited by GekzOverlord - 11/30/09 at 7:25am
post #3 of 21
I think you are good where you are at. People have been telling me that you wont be seeing much gains from a 720 to a 955, especially in gaming when most games only take advantage of 1 or 2 cores.

Also the 6 core CPUs are due next year. You can upgrade then.

Edit: oops someone is gonna trade you for 50 pounds? I dont know if thats a good deal since Im from the united states, but if that doesnt seem like much, id say go for it
Edited by youra6 - 11/30/09 at 7:24am
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yeah but im a sucka for for blowing money on things for my pc lol.
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post #5 of 21
do it!

especially if you like gaming while doing lotsa or at least a couple of minimized apps at the background.
   
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post #6 of 21
yeah if you think you are getting the better end of the deal, i would also say go for it.
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post #7 of 21
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im really tempted but not sure if i can live without my pc while the cpu is in the post.

also im a bit tight on cash at the mo. I can afford it but its probably better spent on bills or some crap like that. lol.
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post #8 of 21
u got any old AM2+ chips you can dab on there in the mean time?

"DO IT FOR DA GAINS!!"
Edited by youra6 - 11/30/09 at 7:30am
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post #9 of 21
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na just the 550be that i would be trading.

would the new chip work with the same os install?
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na just the 550be that i would be trading.

would the new chip work with the same os install?
Should work.
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