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For people with an AM2+ mobo, this is the ticket. I don't want to replace my mobo and my ram, which still oc's to decent speeds. This is the fastest stock clock proc available for this platform. I don't need six cores for gaming yet, so why not get the fastest cpu my board will support? And when I do feel like switching to ddr3, this cpu will be compatible with amd boards that support this as well. I really have to think that if it's a black edition at 3.7ghz, amd is using the choicest silicon. With a little h2o, I bet it will sail way past 4.0ghz
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I'll be buying this CPU when I can find it for under $100...
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post #123 of 135
These Phenom II X4's have been pretty much the same thing since the 955. They just raise the clock speed each time and then knock the number up. Honestly though, I'm happy with my 3.4GHz Phenom II X4 965. I can hit that 3.7 on stock voltages easily and the temps are nice.
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there's phenoms and athlons from like $40-190 about every $5-10 apart,
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post #125 of 135
My 955 cant OC at all
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post #126 of 135
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My 955 cant OC at all
There is no guarantee that a CPU will run 100% stable with an overclock,but because it is a BE chip I would expect at least 3.6Ghz out of it. There are other factors such as the motherboard and ram to consider.
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post #127 of 135
G-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-gravedig!

Seriously if you want to talk about AMD CPUs, do it in that forum section. No reason to bump a 4 month old news thread =\\
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post #128 of 135
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For people with an AM2+ mobo, this is the ticket. I don't want to replace my mobo and my ram, which still oc's to decent speeds. This is the fastest stock clock proc available for this platform. I don't need six cores for gaming yet, so why not get the fastest cpu my board will support? And when I do feel like switching to ddr3, this cpu will be compatible with amd boards that support this as well. I really have to think that if it's a black edition at 3.7ghz, amd is using the choicest silicon. With a little h2o, I bet it will sail way past 4.0ghz
Was that bump necessary?
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post #129 of 135
This chip is a big improvement over my Phenom II 940 which could only reach 3.6Ghz @ 1.46v and 3.7Ghz @ 1.52v. I'm currently running it at 4.2Ghz with 1.46v on my DFI 790FX-B it works flawlessly on their last bios. The only reason I didn't buy a Thuban was because it doesn't work on my DFI board and DFI stopped supporting their Lanparty boards.
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post #130 of 135
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Originally Posted by Jayce1971 View Post
For people with an AM2+ mobo, this is the ticket. I don't want to replace my mobo and my ram, which still oc's to decent speeds. This is the fastest stock clock proc available for this platform. I don't need six cores for gaming yet, so why not get the fastest cpu my board will support? And when I do feel like switching to ddr3, this cpu will be compatible with amd boards that support this as well. I really have to think that if it's a black edition at 3.7ghz, amd is using the choicest silicon. With a little h2o, I bet it will sail way past 4.0ghz
I've got an AM2+ board, what's your max overclock?
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