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Phenom II x4 925 @ $140 versus Phenom II x4 955 BE @ $148

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Also will my motherboard support the Phenom 2 x4 955 BE?

http://ca.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID...hSV&templete=2

Asus M3N78-VM.

I am kinda leaning towards the 925 because it only draws 95 watts while the 955 BE draws 125 watts.
post #2 of 8
Get the 925 if you don't overclock. Your motherboard should support it. AM3 fits in AM2+. Welcome to OCN btw.
 
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If you're planning on overclocking, get the 955. It's got an unlocked multiplier and will be easier to overclock. If not, or if you're planning on a moderate overclock (~3.2-3.3GHz), go with the 925.
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post #4 of 8
There's also a 95W PII 955, but your motherboard supports all 3 of the PII 955s. $8 more for extra speed AND unlocked multiplier? Definitely go for the 955.
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Anybody elese?
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No. Don't get the 955 for that board.... that is a very cheap looking VRM system. No heatsinks, no low RDS, 4-pin = hello vDroop... Seems dangerous to me.
post #7 of 8
i would personally get the 955. it should work fine in that board at stock, but i would not try overclocking with that board.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-824-_-Product

Phenom II X4 820
95w which will be less stressful on your motherboard.
only 105 dollars.

Checking the cpu supported list make sure to update your bios to at least 1.02g for any of the chips being discussed.
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