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hey guys so i ahve both of these cpus and i need your help to decide which is best for my HTPC rig, folding and sometimes starcarft2

AMD Athlon II X4 620


or


AMD Phenom 2 x2 560

i never owned anything amd before, and this is my first time so i have no clue why would one be better then other, please explain things to me, thnx


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They are both OK. Especially for HTPC rig. But the 560 may unlock for cheaper to a quad. most fo em do anyways.
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They are both OK. Especially for HTPC rig. But the 560 may unlock for cheaper to a quad. most fo em do anyways.
are you serious, i can make that one into a quad?
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if i want to OC the 560 to 3.8 from 3.3 what voltage should i have, currently its at 1.36
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hey i can offer you some pointers as i have both of those processors. well, VERY close. I have a phenom 2 555 and I also have an Athlon II X4 630 (overclocked slightly higher than the 620 but basically the same).

they both handle Starcraft 2 (I have over 1,000 league games, diamond in all leagues ) with no problems. To share more info, I have used a 9800 GTX+, a 4850, and a GTX 460 (768mb) on these. Both processors will be overkill for an HTPC and will handle SC2 in the same way with no issues. Either choice will work out.
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if i want to OC the 560 to 3.8 from 3.3 what voltage should i have, currently its at 1.36
try 1.43volts. If that doesn't work try 1.46. if you are OCing through the FSB, you will need to compensate as your ram, northbridge, ht will be OCed as well. don't forget. but the 560 is a BE, you can OC through the multi.

for a quick OC to 3.8, try 1.43v and then 1.46 if it fails. these things can go to 1.55v no problem, but most people, including me, prefer to stay under 1.5 volts.
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k, thank you so much man, +rep for you, welcome to OCN, and put ur rig in your signature, that way if people have questions, they can easily see what you have.

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post #8 of 11
Yep, good chance it may unlock. Put it this way I haven't met a 5xx chip yet that hasn't unlocked to quad. My buddy JUST bought a565 thats 3.8 stable unlocked to quad at 1.4v. Pretty decent I thought.
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post #9 of 11
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about to try, i had no idea you can unlock these dam things
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so i went to unlock my cpu, and i did but it stayed at two cores, and in the menu it seems like it was a single core that was unlocked to a dual core,
thats weired, that possible?
i have a phenom 2 x2 560 black edition processor, what am i doing wrong here
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