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I was thinking of buying;

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2GHz 6x512KB Black Edition AM3 Thuban 125W

But if I want to overclock am I better off buying a

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz 6x512KB AM3 Thuban 125W BOX

and just clocking it to 3.2 or even more?
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I've never OC'd an AMD chip, but the Black Edition means an unlocked multiplier. Can make it much easier to OC.
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Originally Posted by Aziraphael View Post
I was thinking of buying;

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2GHz 6x512KB Black Edition AM3 Thuban 125W

But if I want to overclock am I better off buying a

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz 6x512KB AM3 Thuban 125W BOX

and just clocking it to 3.2 or even more?
The 1055T is cheaper, Therefore, it can overclock to 3.5GHz and still keep the stock voltage's, it can easily achieve 4.0GHz and even more
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OCing without multiplier is very easy if you know what you're doing, and 1055T costs much less than 1090T and the potential overclocking difference is so minimal, you wont even notice.
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I don't currently know what I am doing, but I am a great learner and reader of articles and forums. I guess I will go look up multiplier and see how important it is, I would like to save a bit of money if I can without sacrificing performance.
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I don't currently know what I am doing, but I am a great learner and reader of articles and forums. I guess I will go look up multiplier and see how important it is, I would like to save a bit of money if I can without sacrificing performance.
Then 1055T is the way to go. You just increase the Front Side Bus (FSB) speed slightly by lets say 10, so you have 210 wich then gets multiplied by the cpu multiplier, wich is 14 for 1055T.

You should be able to get 3.5 ghz on stock voltages, and for that you need to set your FSB to 250 and then change your HT, NB and memory multipliers as they get affected by the FSB.
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post #7 of 13
Well both chips will overclock well the only difference is one has the unlocked multi. With the 1090T all you have to do is up the Multi and depending on how high you go your volts, pretty simple. With the 1055T, you will have to increase the reference clock or FSB speed. Overclocking this way is a bit trickier because upping the FSB increases not only CPU speed but also the CPU/NB and Memory as well.

I tend to use a combination of both Multi and FSB even though I have a 955BE because I find there is a bit of overall system speed performance over Multi alone. There is lots of good info here on OCN and on the net, guides with detailed info on volts, frequencies, etc. Best you can do is read up a bit and make an informed decision but either way you cannot not go wrong with either of those CPUs. I say if you can save some money then go ahead and get the 1055T.
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Then 1055T is the way to go. You just increase the Front Side Bus (FSB) speed slightly by lets say 10, so you have 210 wich then gets multiplied by the cpu multiplier, wich is 14 for 1055T.

You should be able to get 3.5 ghz on stock voltages, and for that you need to set your FSB to 250 and then change your HT, NB and memory multipliers as they get affected by the FSB.
Get the 1090t u have the option of using fsb or multi to oc. Much easier this way.
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Get the 1090t u have the option of using fsb or multi to oc. Much easier this way.
Not worth the money, and it's as easy to OC, just a few simple clicks and the NB, HT and Memory are back to stock.
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Not worth the money, and it's as easy to OC, just a few simple clicks and the NB, HT and Memory are back to stock.
For 20 dollars it's worth it. U know what an fsb hole is? It's where some CPUs refuse to boot at certain fsb settings. My x3 for example will not boot from 206-228 or from 247-272 no matter what. Boots fine from229-246 and from 273-312. Hits a fsb wall at 312. Meaning it will not boot any higher. No matter what. Thankfully the unlocked multi let me worn around it and get a very solid oc.
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