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hmmm i my opinion x4 640 isn`t better then x2 555 BE and still cant decide what to use for 3d rendering :|
3DS. Does it use more threads? Yes; choose the Athlon. No; choose the Phenom. Not that hard.

Personally, the whole L3 thing is not that big. Consider that an Athlon has a 2MB L2 compared to a Q6700 which had 8MB L2 Cache. The Athlon's are better. There's more to comparing CPUs than just clock speed and caches. In this case it's threads.

@jy360: You are not using an Athlon. What are you talking about?
     
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i dont want to unlock with codes (were be to easy ) im talking about this code
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i dont want to unlock with codes (were be to easy ) im talking about this code
Yes, i understood you, but a minute too late
Anyway, I don't think unlockability depends on those codes, does it?
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some ppl sayed YES and maybe its true...
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Unlockability is pure chance.Sure there may be a few more in certain batches but is still a crap-shot that will most likely result in a 2 core processor.The Athlon is actually faster than the Phenom at the same speeds in non-gaming apps to a degree because of the lack of L3,which increases latency.The Athlon is the only cpu you should be considering for your stated needs between those 2.
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anyway im gonna buy x2 555 and MSI 880GM-E41... maybe im lucky and i will buy an X4 with 80 €
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anyway im gonna buy x2 555 and MSI 880GM-E41... maybe im lucky and i will buy an X4 with 80 €
Thats what I'd do too. Even if it doesn't unlock (I believe at least 1 core will), then you could still OC it higher than the Ath.
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anyway im gonna buy x2 555 and MSI 880GM-E41... maybe im lucky and i will buy an X4 with 80 €
Don't hold your breath. Best way to avoid disappointment.

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Thats what I'd do too. Even if it doesn't unlock (I believe at least 1 core will), then you could still OC it higher than the Ath.
Clocks will not always make up for lack of threads in well threaded and aware applications.
     
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Don't unlock on that board, low end MSI board + unlocking an x2 = board blows up due to poor VRM quality
The board is a 3+1 phase and rated officially for 95W only and NOT 125W (unlocked Phenom II x2 = 125W+), on top of that it is MSI = bad VRM quality to begin with.
I highly recommend you go for the Athlon II x4 not just for 95W TDP, but your multithreaded app will leverage more cores rather than L3 cache; usually only gaming takes advantage of L3 cache.
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Don't unlock on that board, low end MSI board + unlocking an x2 = board blows up due to poor VRM quality
The board is a 3+1 phase and rated officially for 95W only and NOT 125W (unlocked Phenom II x2 = 125W+), on top of that it is MSI = bad VRM quality to begin with.
I highly recommend you go for the Athlon II x4 not just for 95W TDP, but your multithreaded app will leverage more cores rather than L3 cache; usually only gaming takes advantage of L3 cache.
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