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amd athlon II x240 or athlon IIx260 ?

post #1 of 16
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hello , im new on over clock thing , and im planning on buying a new rig in a bulk base on amd cpu and got stuck to choose wether using the 240 or the 260 .

i got a question , is all the "regor" cpu base on the same cpu and the 260 just an overclock release by amd ?

so if im buying the 240 and overclock the cpu to 3,2 ghz , i got the 260 cpu ?
, is it safe and stable if i overclock to those range ?

thanks please reply
post #2 of 16
The 260 is not only higher clocked, but is also a C3 stepping. This will enable higher overclocking margins, when compared to a C2 chip like the 250.
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post #3 of 16
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The 260 is not only higher clocked, but is also a C3 stepping. This will enable higher overclocking margins, when compared to a C2 chip like the 250.
im not planning on running on the highest clock possible such as 4++ , all i want to achieve is 3,2 stable with stock cooling , so basically you're saying go for 260 because it is higher overclock margin = cooler temperature ?

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post #4 of 16
I can hit 3,92 stable on mine, so yeah.
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Basically yes. Any Regor core will perform identical to any other Regor core chip at the same clock speed. 3.2GHz = 3.2GHz with any Regor core.

The only thing the 260 has to offer is that its a C3 revision (as has been mentioned earlier), and can hit MUCH higher overclock speeds easier (4.0GHz and higher). The C2 revision chips (250 / 240) usually top out around 3.8-3.9GHz or so.
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what about the tdp , its say all regor chip are 65w , if i overclock the 240 to 3,2 ghz

will it need more energy than the amd 260 running normal on 3,2 ghz

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what about the tdp , its say all regor chip are 65w , if i overclock the 240 to 3,2 ghz

will it need more energy than the amd 260 running normal on 3,2 ghz

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Most likely the TDP will go up a bit when overclocking the 240 but if so it should be small.
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post #8 of 16
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Most likely the TDP will go up a bit when overclocking the 240 but if so it should be small.
so you're saying the tdp will go up on 240 , but on 260 it will use less energy ?

the watt really matter to me because im planning on buying a lot rig

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post #9 of 16
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I can hit 3,92 stable on mine, so yeah.
Which settings do you use for it?

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Basically yes. Any Regor core will perform identical to any other Regor core chip at the same clock speed. 3.2GHz = 3.2GHz with any Regor core.

The only thing the 260 has to offer is that its a C3 revision (as has been mentioned earlier), and can hit MUCH higher overclock speeds easier (4.0GHz and higher). The C2 revision chips (250 / 240) usually top out around 3.8-3.9GHz or so.
what about tdp will 240 use the same energy as 260 at 3,2ghz speed

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