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post #1 of 11
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Hey guys, quick question.
Do you guys think that the 955 or 964 is better than the 940. I was wondering because I have thought about getting one and popping it in. I am going to stick with my current mb for now, because it still works like a charm. Anybody upgrade from a 940 to a new phenom and want to share if it was a better cpu for overclocking?
post #2 of 11
Are you having problems with your current 940?

Can't OC enough?
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post #3 of 11
almost like a pointless upgrade

you can OC your 940 to 955 speed
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I was checking to see if the newer chips with newer steppings are getting better overclocks. I got mine to 3625 stable, and was going to see if people are getting better results with the newer cpu's. My 940 will be going on 2 years old and was just curious. I was also curious because I am starting to wonder if the ddr2 controller is starting to pass on me. I was only able to get a stable 1000 Mhz on my ram. I would think that I could get a little more from it as it does have some additional voltage applied to it.
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955 is C3 and will OC mad. But what's wrong with the 940??
 
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post #6 of 11
I'd stay with it.
Wrath is fast enough for me.
 
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post #7 of 11
1. when i saw the thread title, i instantly though Pentium D lol.

2. the 955 (c3) will OC much better than the 940 (c2), now if 400MHz is worth the cost to you, that is a decision only you can make.
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post #8 of 11
i would have to say stick with the 940 till you can afford to upgrade to something a lot better.
post #9 of 11
Why not consider the x6 series, instead of just the x4? Make it a bit more of an upgrade?

To answer your question though, you ought to get another 4-600 Mhz out of the overclock and a better memory controller for the DDR3 RAM.
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You would see at best 200-400mhz difference in oc. Is it worth the money to you??

I have an unlocked 720, which is essentially a 940, and mine oc's to 3.6ghz @ 1.5v. I personally wouldn't trade my 720 for any other am3 cpu at this point, especially since I mostly just game and fold.

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Originally Posted by Korlus View Post
Why not consider the x6 series, instead of just the x4? Make it a bit more of an upgrade?

To answer your question though, you ought to get another 4-600 Mhz out of the overclock and a better memory controller for the DDR3 RAM.
He is on am2+, no reason to upgrade for a better ddr3 memory controller. lol
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