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How much would you pay for one of these and can I easily get it over 4.5 Ghz? Im trying to make sure ill get my moneys worth.. I know its a good CPU and Ive heard alot of good things about it...But I dunno
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It would be a upgrade for the CPU in my signature...I have also recently upgraded my RAM to a G Skill 2 X 2 and a Xigmatech heatsink/fan
Edited by nachielous - 1/26/11 at 2:09pm
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no you cant easily get 4.5ghz, but 4ghz should be pretty easy target.

value for money wise, i recommend amd 1055t, you get 6 cores and it usually oc's upto 4 ghz.
    
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there is plenty of searching you could do....

but to answer your question, yes it is a good chip.

but no, you will likely not get 4.5.
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The 955 BE clocks higher generally, and is cheaper... Expect anywhere from 3.8-4.1GHz from Deneb chips it's a crapshoot. Also prepare to dump up to 1.55v into Denebs for them clocks.
 
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Hmm theres on on eBay with 30 minutes left for 108 unused thats like a 40$ saving from full retail price.

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I wouldn't get it, considering that for $10 more you can get a 1055T (I'm going off of Newegg's prices), which nets you 2 more cores. Plus I've read all over this forum that the x6's have a much easier time getting past the 4.0 GHz mark, and can get up to 3.0 GHz NB.

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no you cant easily get 4.5ghz, but 4ghz should be pretty easy target.

value for money wise, i recommend amd 1055t, you get 6 cores and it usually oc's upto 4 ghz.
Careful with saying that.... every chip is different. Mine will not get to 4.0 ghz its stuck at 3.8.
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Thanks alot onoz I guess I should always go with my gut instincts because deep down I figured it wasn't a very wise investment ahh well I'm watching a 1055T at the moment hopefully I can snag it for cheap :]
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Careful with saying that.... every chip is different. Mine will not get to 4.0 ghz its stuck at 3.8.
well yeah, thats why i said target, i assume most 965's can hit 4.0.
    
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well yeah, thats why i said target, i assume most 965's can hit 4.0.
Probably. If I had to do it over again I would have gotten the 1090T because of the unlocked multiplier. A 1055t is more involved to OC because of the factors that are affected when you raise your fsb.
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