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Hi,

Im looking to get this to upgraade my 955 for something to do, 1. is it worth bothering? 2. Is this a decent cpu to OC? 3. Will I notice any difference in system speed? 4. I have just today upgraded my mobo from the M EVO to the V EVO, 5. would a 4ghz OC on the 955 be a better bet than getting a different CPU? 6. Am I nuts?

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/204939

Thanks in advance for any help...
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If all you do is game, x6 is a waste.
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post #3 of 22
You will see little difference (if any) from your current setup.

Fight the upgrade itch and wait for Bulldozer. If you have to buy something, get a better GPU.
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you could wait for the bulldozer am3+ motherboards to come out and get one then use your 955 on it until you get the BD cpu.
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Originally Posted by moonmanas View Post
Hi,

1. is it worth bothering?
2. Is this a decent cpu to OC?
3. Will I notice any difference in system speed?
4. I have just today upgraded my mobo from the M EVO to the V EVO,
5. would a 4ghz OC on the 955 be a better bet than getting a different CPU?
6. Am I nuts?
1. No
2. Either CPU are good to OC (yours or the x6)
3. No (unless you are video encoding, designing)
4. Yay!
5. Would make it come out roughly even to an OC'd x6
6. Yes, yes you are. But aren't we all?
post #6 of 22
I agree with my fellow posters here. I would stick with what you have until AMD release their Bulldozer CPUs. I'd then consider AMD's Bulldozer CPUs and Intel's Ivy Bridge CPUs - whatever best suits you, you can upgrade to. If you're doing heavy rendering work such as with 3ds Max, a six core CPU (especially overclocked to around 4.0GHz) is definitely nice. Otherwise, no, what you have will perform the same when overclocked decently.

If we're talking about gaming here, your graphics card could use upgrading. If AMD, a Radeon 6970 would be ideal. If NVIDIA, perhaps a GeForce 570?

EDIT: I forgot to add that I myself upgraded from an X4 965 overclocked to 3.8GHz (on an Asus M4A79XTD EVO) to an X6 1090T overclocked to 4.1GHz (on an Asus Crosshair IV Formula). I definitely noticed a good improvement in performance but really only in 3ds Max when I render on the mentalray renderer I always use. On games, the only game that benefited was Battlefield Bad Company 2 and only because it's very CPU-hungry. The rest of the games did not feel the upgrade.
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I had x4 940 @ 3,5ghz, but upgraded to x61075@4ghx just because got great deal.
So far, no difference for me.
Wait for BD..
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Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
You will see little difference (if any) from your current setup.

Fight the upgrade itch and wait for Bulldozer. If you have to buy something, get a better GPU.
Ditto this...


Quote:
Originally Posted by DrBrownfinger View Post
you could wait for the bulldozer am3+ motherboards to come out and get one then use your 955 on it until you get the BD cpu.
^
^
This!

Precisely what I am planning to do with MY 955!

The 955 is one helluva work horse for as CPU and yes with the right cooler, can easily hit 4ghz and combined with the right tweaks to the CPU-NB and Ram settings... that 955 will sprout wings and fly.

Also as some previous posters have already stated...

If all you want to do is play games... pretty much most games out there today, only take advantage of only 2 cores... Very few even use 4 cores. GTA IV is an example of a core hog, using all 4 on a quad because it was a bad port from console to PC...

So you should not need a 6 core, just for games.
     
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Hi all,

Thanks for the replies all most useful, guess I will stick with what I have for now and wait for BD, shame it wont go on the current mobo's AM3 though. Wondering now about a C300 instead of the Vertex2 im sick of the messing about with it when i need to reinstall spent bloody ages this morning on my old mobo the damn thing just would not recognise the disk for Parted Magic to run a secure wipe, did everything....yet last time I reinstalled it all went smooth...so today once I had installed the new mobo and ran Parted magic it found the disk in a frozen state....and dont think it wiped it properly as it only got 7.5 in wei instead of the usual 7.7....oh well it can stay like it now!
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Hi all,

Thanks for the replies all most useful, guess I will stick with what I have for now and wait for BD, shame it wont go on the current mobo's AM3 though. Wondering now about a C300 instead of the Vertex2 im sick of the messing about with it when i need to reinstall spent bloody ages this morning on my old mobo the damn thing just would not recognise the disk for Parted Magic to run a secure wipe, did everything....yet last time I reinstalled it all went smooth...so today once I had installed the new mobo and ran Parted magic it found the disk in a frozen state....and dont think it wiped it properly as it only got 7.5 in wei instead of the usual 7.7....oh well it can stay like it now!
Strange problem with the SSD. I have an OCZ Vertex 2E 120GB SSD myself and it works like a charm, every time. Have you tried updating the firmware?
I did that a month or so ago.
    
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