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I just picked up some G.Skill DDR32000 F3-16000CL6D-4GBPIS and downclocked them to 1600 mhz. After playing around with the timings I was able to get them stable at 6-7-6-18-1T. No problems with gaming so far, I don't have any bench numbers to post. I'm more of a "real world/seat-of-the-pants" type. So far I'm impressed.
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Crap I was thinking in go with that CPU. What do u suggest? I want change my old 955 C2 and my options that fit with my budget are the 1075, 1055, 965 or any one below those. What CPU should I go?
Phenom II X4 970 for the win in price/performance.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103894

I love my 965 and haven't wanted for an X6 yet. I say, save the jingle for when an X6 becomes necessary and enjoy a rockin proc in the mean time.

On the other hand, your not really going to see much of a performance boost any way you go.

The 955 is a solid proc and optimized can give you very close to what you are going to get with any of the newer ones.

At the end of the day I would save my money and hold out for the big jump to AM3+.

Just my $.02
Edited by fidof650 - 10/19/10 at 9:46am
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I say go 1055T, 95W if you can get it. Since getting my 1090T, I could never see myself going back to a quad core, multitasking works so much better. (For example, I can alt-tab out of a quad-core game without pause, whereas the x4 940 would sputter for a bit.) As to the 1075T, I say avoid it because it is too new and unproven.
     
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If you want cheap hexcore performance, go 1055T. My favorite is the 1090T, although I'll admit to bias. If I were in your position, I would simply overclock the 955 to about 3.4 or 3.5 Ghz...even the C2s would do that much, and you can then have the performance of a 970 without having paid any more.
Case in point: I built a spare system as a go-anywhere frag box (my big system is literally too big now...approaching 70 pounds of stuff). I bought an $89 x3 740, and had spare parts lying around. I was able to unlock to a quad, and just finished Prime testing it at 3.54 Ghz on 1.302 volts, all with a stock cooler using 2x70mm fans (the stock one modified with a pot controlling RPM where the thermistor used to be, so it can now spin 7k). And that was a lower end, binned X3...your 955 will do just fine.
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Thanks guys but already re-sell my 955 so that's why I ask for advice the 1055T looks like the best options among all those X6 and X4 CPUs
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Has anybody else gotten absolutely horrible overclocking ability with the F5 BIOS? I just updated and I can't even POST at anything higher than 3.2 with my old 3.9 BIOS settings.
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Mine would POST fine at my 4.0 GHz, but the Windows DVD would not boot.
     
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The F5 looks like a bad BIOS update if isn't necessary.
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Reverted to F4 and I'm still having these problems. This is ridiculous. I've been running 3.9 forever without issue, and now I can't even boot at 3.3 with my 3.9 voltages. Memory is running below spec, so that's not the problem as far as I can tell. I'm going to try to do a more thorough flash. I've had boards in the past with configurable options where you can opt to clear more data.

Also, I noticed that I still have IOMMU in this F4 BIOS. Maybe I'm still running F5, but the version number has been changed to F4 or something silly like that.

Update: Using @BIOS, I was able to flash back to F3 and at least boot at 3.9Ghz with my old settings. Currently testing stability. For those who are curious, I checked both boxes on the @BIOS window. Something along the lines of resetting BIOS to default as well as clearing DMI pool data, or something.

Update #2: 3.9Ghz just passed 100 passes on LinX. Progress Prime95 will be happening tonight. I may try flashing F5 again, but with @BIOS this time. Hopefully things go better that way.
Edited by tehmaggot - 10/20/10 at 2:11pm
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Originally Posted by Blitz6804 View Post
Regards the broken RAID, Gigabyte offers the following:
I been catching up on the thread and I as going to say Blitz- shouldn't you be able to rebuild the raid since only one drive stopped working? Doesn't sound like it was the drives fault but that's like the whole point of raid 10. One drive dies and the others keep chugging. Best of luck to you!

Other updates: Got my system back up last night (finally), but the funny thing was that the board came back in a different motherboard's box "Gigabyte S-series" apparently. It's the same board all right but everything runs a whole lot better! (ethernet/usb ports work all the time)

I'm using the ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 CPU Cooler. Its a little frustrating how you have to mount it, pointing up, for AMD cpus. So far its not cooling much better than the stock, hitting 64C with 3.5GHz.

I am using the F5 and didn't notice a difference
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