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ok... I think ill go with the phenom stock maybe oc a little here and there. But are my chances for a full unlock good?
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What board would you use?
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have you tried unlocking the x2 555 BE...? maybe that might help you out if you feel there is a bottleneck
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have you tried unlocking the x2 555 BE...? maybe that might help you out if you feel there is a bottleneck
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have you tried unlocking the x2 555 BE...? maybe that might help you out if you feel there is a bottleneck
No I don't even own it yet that's why I'm trying to decide.
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It's a cheap unheatsinked 4+1, so I don't recommend any unlocking
Shell out some extra cash for a GA-870A-UD3 with a much better quality 8+2 VRM system, and then you're good for unlocking
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How about the asrock 870 extreme3? Its worth more discounted more and has some sweet features but I'm unsure of its vrm nothing mentioned about it
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Unlock and overclock the 555.
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if ppl are saying you will be bottlenecked with a 460 then LOL! you wont be. going with a quad athlon would get a small increase unlocking that 555 will get more. but the bottleneck in most games wont be much at all if anything. im running mine unlocked and clocked at 3.6 on a 4+1 power phase. its not so much about how many phases there are but more about the quality of them
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If you overclock the Dual Core to 4GHz, you won't bottleneck much. I'm running a GTX 470 and if there is a bottleneck, I can't seem to notice it. My 550 is at 3.8GHz and it's running smooth in every game I play. 4GHz is 4GHz either way. The 6MB L3 Cache on the Phenom II will help in games too.
     
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