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amd athlon 2 640 or phenom 2 555

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Hi all first post hear !
Right this is what i need to know 2 core or quad core for photo shop stuff ??over clock the 555 black to hell or slght over clock the 640 ??
My motherboard is rather old GA-M720-US3 with 4 gig ddr 2 800 and as for the cpu AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+ over clocked to 3.0 gig (at a push).
Thanks
post #2 of 7
Go with the Athlon, I say. The Phenom will not unlock good on that mobo- either won't unlock at all, or the mosfets will burn after the unlock.

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Thanks ronnin426850
I was not going to unlock the phenom only over clock and as i have a rather old board don't want to wreck it.
So think i will get the Athlon now and 12 moths time look at getting a new motherboard as an upgrade.
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Hi all first post hear !
Right this is what i need to know 2 core or quad core for photo shop stuff ??over clock the 555 black to hell or slght over clock the 640 ??
My motherboard is rather old GA-M720-US3 with 4 gig ddr 2 800 and as for the cpu AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+ over clocked to 3.0 gig (at a push).
Thanks
Yeah, I agree that the Athlon 640 is the better purchase. A quad core is better than the missing L3 cache and it will game better too.
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Id get the 640 over the 555 but don't expect big OC's, I only managed an extra 500Mhz with 1.47v.
    
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Go with x4.

2 moar cores > L3 Cache
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Cheap 4+1 phase, don't be running any 125W TDP processor (i.e. unlocked x2) on it.
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