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Amd phenom x2 555 vs amd phenom x4 955

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I just got an extra 60$ i was wondering if i should return my amd phenom x2 555 like is there a major difference?

and I managed to unlocked all 4 cores and I'm running very stable at 4.0Ghz x20 1.55vcore.

so wondering if i should return it and get a true quad core and maybe overclock it more?
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1.55v?! Is that how high it had to be to be stable, or did you just give it a lot of headroom?
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Nope that's how high it had to be to become stable.
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1.55v is kinda high, most people consider that the absolute limit and don't recommend running it 24/7 (I personally used 1.5 as my limit).

If you really don't want to back off 4GHz, it might not be a bad idea to swap into a 955. The chips are the same, except that it's unlikely you'd need 1.55v to hit 4.0 or above.

Chips are of course always a gamble though, you imght get a crappy 955. As an example I hit 4GHz on my unlocked 555 at 1.425V

On the other other hand, I didn't find I was really using 4.0 x4 in any meaningful way, so it's up to you to consider how valuable that OCing really is
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maybe i should just save up on a video card, or more ram or another SSD
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What ocpokey said.
I was able to hit 4 Ghz on my 955 with 1.45 volts, ve seen people do it with as little as 1.35. If I were you Id probably just put it back as a dual core and turn the voltage down to 1.4, then put money into something else, like faster ram.
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I just got an extra 60$ i was wondering if i should return my amd phenom x2 555 like is there a major difference?

and I managed to unlocked all 4 cores and I'm running very stable at 4.0Ghz x20 1.55vcore.

so wondering if i should return it and get a true quad core and maybe overclock it more?
It will be complete waste of money,better spend few bucks more & get a gts450 for $89 from newegg.
It will perform much better than your crappy onboard graphics.
I think its a sensible option to go with.
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