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hi guys, so im looking to possibly get, a 965 or 970, to the best of my knowledge a 970 is a higher quality cpu over hte 965.... now HEAT is not a issue as much as to air, i have liquid cooling, so what will give me the best overclock? and by that i mean the highest, it think i have read guys hitting like 4.7 on the 965, but guys only getting about 4.0 on the 970???? i dont know if there on air or liquid, but thats just what ive read so far, so any info would be much appreciated!


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Dont forget that the 970 is a hexcore, it would s**t on the overclocked 965 on stock
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post #3 of 23
The 970 is quad core.

Why don't you get this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-851-_-Product instead?

PS: The 970 should overclock better. It's stock clock is already higher, and it is the same chipset / architecture. The only difference between them is the stock clock.
post #4 of 23
Yeah even thought the 965 has an unlocked multiplier it is a quad while the 970 is a true 6 core chip. I'd go with the 970.
post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by Grobi View Post
The 970 is quad core.

Why don't you get this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-851-_-Product instead?
Fail
post #6 of 23
the 970 is a updated revision of the 965 isn't it?

They are basically the same except the 970 has a higher clock speed I think.

EDIT:
Its a quad core if the op is on about AMD according to this: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...4-970-review/1 (which he would be cos this is an AMD subforum?)
Edited by Greg0986 - 3/18/11 at 4:28pm
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never mind. soz
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wait2. is OP referring to i7 970 or amd phenom II 970?

EDIT: ah this is amd section XD
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post #9 of 23
Its the AMD forum so it must be the AMD Phenom II 970 which means its a quad core...

Unless the OP posted in the wrong subforum.
post #10 of 23
Why was it fail?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=phenom%20970

For me AMD Phenom II X4 this means it is quad core...

PS: The AMD 965 and the Intel 970 is not even in the same price category, mate. It must be the AMD one
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