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Phenom II x4 970 vs. 975

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I have got a 970 (3.5GHz) that I am about to use to build a system, but the 975 (3.6) is out there just screaming my name! Ahhh!

The 970 has never been used, but the retail box (from Newegg) I did open ... & poked around a couple months ago. Think I can get anything worthwhile for the 970 to put TWDS he 975? Or should I just leave well enough alone?
Edited by Zeke311 - 2/27/11 at 5:02pm
    
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post #2 of 8
Just oc to 3.6 then you will have the power of the 975.
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post #3 of 8
It really isn't worth the effort to upgrade from a 970 to 975...really its just pointless. They both will herald almost identical OCs.
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I will not have a better chance of the 975 (3.6) running my RAM @ 1600 (natively)? I have been told the 970 will likely not - ...
    
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post #5 of 8
Just set the multiplier to 18 and you'll have the 975, you don't even have to change voltage.
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970 to 975 =
OC or sell to me for 120? JK.
     
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Originally Posted by Zeke311 View Post
I will not have a better chance of the 975 (3.6) running my RAM @ 1600 (natively)? I have been told the 970 will likely not - ...
970 and 975 are the same core. (Deneb)

The Thuban (Phenom II X6) processors have better memory controllers than Deneb.
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The 975 BE IS really tempting just to grab and try to see how high it will clock, but even for me coming from a 965 BE @ 3.8Ghz it just doesn't make any sense to buy it unless I have money to waste with Bulldozer so close to release.
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