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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
This, not 4.5. Unless ur on water or got one of those less than .01% chips that are amazing.
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The 965 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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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 :]
You're welcome man. It's always a hard question to answer. Should I pay a little more? Is it worth the price?

What you should really ask yourself is this: What are you using it for? If you're going to be using it for CPU-intensive programs, then I say go for it. If you're only getting it for games, I vote you don't. Every review I've read shows that the Athlon II X4s perform very close to the Phenom II X4s in most games.
 
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i would go for a retail chip if planning to cane it,ebay isnt going to support rma.
plus the overclocking thing is a game of chance,both are am3 chips but i get 4.1 out of my locked multi 945(@1.509v),but my friend cant get past 3.8,its a gamble.
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i would go for a retail chip if planning to cane it,ebay isnt going to support rma.
plus the overclocking thing is a game of chance,both are am3 chips but i get 4.1 out of my locked multi 945(@1.509v),but my friend cant get past 3.8,its a gamble.
Exactly. I used to get 3.9 out of my 945. I was happy with that.
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