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post #1801 of 2861
Well I don't think the 995X is out yet but there are some ES chips out there.
To be honest I would be surprised if it makes it to market.
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Well, I can't justify any upgrade unless the price for the 1366 6-Core drops to something sane! LOL!

I am however looking forward to the new AMD releases... 1090T's are going for as low as $149-$159 brand new in box on ebay now and I expect the 1100T's will drop soon too... I may get one of those for the crunching box.

I do notice the i7-980x is almost nowhere to be found in retail outlets now. Only the i7-990x is available for $999!!! What a rip that is. My 950 is fine, does everything I want for now... lot better than anything I have had before.

Also, the chatter about socket 2011 and the EOL for the socket 1366 is really strong... a lot of opinions out there comparing the 2600K SB platform to the supposed EOL 1366 platforms. Seems a lot of folks are missing many facts, like 4 wide memory buss and such, but who knows for sure until it hits the market...

Maybe I should buy an Itanium...

LMAO!!!


Edited by Tex1954 - 5/17/11 at 5:11pm
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Yeah it's funny how disposible they seem to be making systems now. Look how long 775 made it. I'm using my Q9650 to type this and it does what I need to just fine.

There is always the hype of the new CPU's and disappointment to some degree. I have used SB and it is impressive but I just wished that is would scale with the cold.

If AMD keeps doing a good job and making CPU's that perform well I just might......oh never mind, who am I kidding.
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Thread Starter 
rofl
Last Athlon I had was a 2600+
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post #1805 of 2861
Well, when the new Mobo gets here tomorrow, I may be able to get it up and running and if the 955 CPU isn't fried, we will see what it can do...

8-)
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How do I know the batch number except to remove the CPU water block?
Original box was thrown away 1 year ago....
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How do I know the batch number except to remove the CPU water block?
Original box was thrown away 1 year ago....
Unless it was written on the receipt there really isn't any other way that I know of.
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Notice the Phenom II X4 955 in my sig... it's already in the 1G/4G clubs. The chip turned out to be fine, it was just a toasted Mobo before.

It is very stable, water cooled now an externally mounted RX240 (overkill) and runs 41c under max Prime95 load 24/7 at 1.488 volts, 4.176GHz.

I have to tell you, running tests and benches on that 955, I am impressed. That is a fine chip, priced very reasonably and screams!

Can't wait for Bulldozer! That may be my next system!



PS: PapaSmurf, did anyone ever determine any good/bad/ugly information from all the Batch Numbers that you are aware of?
Edited by Tex1954 - 5/19/11 at 6:38pm
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You would need to check with Alan on that. I'm still floundering around on S775.
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Insufficient Data.

Check the first page for repeating Batch Numbers. Not that many do. There has been the odd "bad" chip, but mostly they seem fairly uniform to me.
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