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^^Aren't there 95w thubans, 1055?
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From what I read, the Phenom II X4 840 is more or less just an Athlon II X4 "650" and should be just fine on that motherboard.
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^^Aren't there 95w thubans, 1055?
Yes, but even being "95w" they'll still draw more than that when they turbo.

Would be considerably safer and take the 95w quads (the Athlon's). Plus they're clocked higher at stock, which means they'll perform better than a stock 1055T which is only 2.8GHz.
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Just please listen to pioneer and not buy a phenom or a thuban.
    
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Get the Athlon II x4 or x3. The Phenom II x4 840 is just an Athlon II that has the Phenom II name. It still lacks L3 cache.

You need to keep it under 95w TDP, period. The Athlon's are the only chips that can do that. And you'll have to keep it at stock, as that board can't handle over 95w period.
The 840 is rated at 95W max and is just an Athlon II X4. It should be fine and better due to slightly higher clock. So why just stay with Athlon II?
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The 840 is rated at 95W max and is just an Athlon II X4. It should be fine and better due to slightly higher clock. So why just stay with Athlon II?
This is very true. I realized just a second too late (and forgot to edit my post) that its basically an Athlon II x4 650 so to speak (as stated above). It's just a higher stock clocked Athlon II pretty much.

So yes, the Phenom II 840 is fine too. It's still an Athlon II for the sake of argument.
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So yes, the Phenom II 840 is fine too. It's still an Athlon II for the sake of argument.
The Phenom II 840 is great, but they're hard to find nowadays. EDIT: Newegg has 'em for $110 a pop

Could he OC it without blowing up his VRMs?
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OK, just seen a die shot and it is definitely just an Athlon.

Also read the reasoning behind it, high clocked Athlons was caching up with low clocked Phenoms so AMD began to call them Phenom 8**. Kind of makes sense but I'm use to seeing Phenom and knowing it has L# cache :/
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This is a waste. If it were me I'd just get a proper board and cpu. Who wants to worry about craptastic vrms letting go out of the blue? Then if I had to buy both new, hmm I'd just get a 2500k a half decent not crazy board.
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The Phenom II 840 is great, but they're hard to find nowadays. EDIT: Newegg has 'em for $110 a pop

Could he OC it without blowing up his VRMs?
No. I had a very similar board to that one, with a 630 at bone stock, and the VRM's popped 5 hours into a Prime95 test.....at stock. I wouldn't trust the board at all personally, but at bone stock it SHOULD be fine with a 95w or less CPU (non Thuban).

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OK, just seen a die shot and it is definitely just an Athlon.

Also read the reasoning behind it, high clocked Athlons was caching up with low clocked Phenoms so AMD began to call them Phenom 8**. Kind of makes sense but I'm use to seeing Phenom and knowing it has L# cache :/
The Athlons are only 1-3% slower clock for clock than the Phenom II's. My Athlon II clocked to 3.7GHz was beating a Phenom II x4 at 3.6GHz in almost every game.

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This is a waste. If it were me I'd just get a proper board and cpu. Who wants to worry about craptastic vrms letting go out of the blue? Then if I had to buy both new, hmm I'd just get a 2500k a half decent not crazy board.
I'd be inclined to agree, but not everybody can afford to do that. That's why I ran an Athlon II for a good 6+ months. There's no shame in having a budget setup. The i5's aren't exactly budget, seeing as the chip alone is $230. You can get a whole Athlon II quad setup (board, CPU, RAM) for the price of just the i5 CPU alone.
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