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post #11 of 24
If you're not unlocking, save a little more and get a Phenom II X4 or X6. Buying a dual core for gaming is a waste of money at this point.
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post #12 of 24
95watt, 3+1 power phase mobo. he isnt unlocking so thats more than a plus.
i wouldnt even overclock a chip that far on that particular mobo, but thats just me. i dont like taking chances with fires.
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post #13 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by HunterAMG;13068131 
So, with stock fan, which one would overclock more with stability

You should not be overclocking on the stock heatsink. They're meant to cool the chip at stock speeds and not much more than that. You get maybe a few more MHz out of it if your lucky and can drop the voltages from stock, but I wouldn't push it. If you get something like the Hyper 212+, you'll have much more overclocking headroom and it won't empty your wallet.
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post #14 of 24
athlon ii x4

l3 cache will increase performance slightly in some games.

On games that utilize more than 2 cores, the quad core will yield much more performance than the l3 cache.

Some games that prefer quad cores: Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age 1/2, Battlefield Bad Company 2, COD:BO, Dawn of War II...
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post #15 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by HunterAMG;13068131 
Phenom II x2 555 BE 3.2 Ghz vs. Athlon II x4 640 3.0 Ghz
I want it for gaming and i will OC it...So, with stock fan, which one would overclock more with stability to give the best for recently released games and games to come in, say... 2 years?

Thanks in advance for help biggrin.gif

EDIT: I forgot to say that i will not unlock any cores ;p since my MB doesnt support that feature (see signature biggrin.gif)

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EDIT: nEVER GET ANY ALTHONS FOER GAMING. i HAD BAD EXPERIENCE WITH It
Edited by XDDragonSlayerXD - 4/10/11 at 2:08pm
    
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post #16 of 24
Don't go with any of the choices you listed.

Instead go with the Phenom II x4 820 which is better than both of those processors and still reasonably priced. thumb.gif


If for some reason you're limited to those 2, the Athlon is the better choice.
    
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post #17 of 24
Honestly though if you really want awesome gaming performance the way to go is an intel 1155 system with a core i5 chip. AMD unfortunately can't compete with sandy bridge at the moment. But you'll have to fork over the cash to build a new platform.
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+ 1 for SB.
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post #19 of 24
I would say definitely buy the quad.I wouldn't overclock it too much with that board though.Crysis 2 for example would benefit much more from the quad.
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post #20 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2thAche;13071678 
Buying a dual core for gaming is a waste of money at this point.

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