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post #81 of 87 (permalink) Old 08-16-2009, 07:28 AM
 
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I guess I am glad I didn't go with a phenom I. Every time I start to trust a company they seem to have something fail. Still fearing my laptop will suffer an early death as it has a 8400m Nvidia card in it that runs at 90c when I game.
Sorry to hear that you got problems with your hardware I can understand that it can be fustrating.

I went with AMD for my last build and I can't see my self being happier. My unlocked 550BE only cost me around $210 for the board and cpu bumped it up to 3.2Ghz quad no problem. Even though unlocking the phenom II doesn't always work I feel like I saved a ton and can't wait to get another cooler and shoot for 3.7Ghz.

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i owned a Phenom I X3 8750 95w CPU, it SUCKED!!!! 2.4 GHZ stock and 2.6 max OC...i would have bought a 955 Black edition but my motherboard at the time only supported 95w CPU's Phenom I was a flop....Phenom II is holding its own in the market and even the 955 is pulling close to the 920 benchmarks yet the unlocked multi=OC! AMD set a world record at 6.5Ghz...im so stoked for PHENOM III

Phenoms are not close to i7 920 benchmarks.. where did you hear this? All those tests are i7 920 at 2.66GHz and PH II 940 @ 3.2GHz OR I7 920 @3.4ghZ AND PH II 940 @ 3.7gHZ(TOMSHARE MORONS) NOT CORE FOR CORE..... btw I7 920 OVERCLOCKS HIGHER.
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Phenoms are not close to i7 920 benchmarks.. where did you hear this?
The Phenom II X4 955 Black edition is... this is the only one i could find in like 30 seconds but tell me that an i7 can top this

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Phenoms are not close to i7 920 benchmarks.. where did you hear this? All those tests are i7 920 at 2.66GHz and PH II 940 @ 3.2GHz OR I7 920 @3.4ghZ AND PH II 940 @ 3.7gHZ(TOMSHARE MORONS) NOT CORE FOR CORE..... btw I7 920 OVERCLOCKS HIGHER.
HAHA, and why are you so obsessed with the i7 being way better than the 955, you have a 955.

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As far as I know, the Phenom I's were good CPU's They overclocked pretty well for their time. The 3GHz barrier was still a bit of a challenge, but easier to pass those days. Also, as other members have pointed out, the motherboard is quite an issue. Aside from the minor bug with the 9600, I don't see what the problem was. 60*C means the CPU HSF wasn't making good contact. Or, maybe you got a bad chip. Just because one CPU does poorly doesn't mean it's entire category "sucks". If you like intel over AMD, I understand, but that doesn't make intel better.
The Phenom I's were solid in their time. Now is the time for Phenom II, much better chips.

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Send me that cpu if u dont want him, its a waiste for cpu to be on your shelf, instead of that it can be on my mobo U want address?

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As far as I know, the Phenom I's were good CPU's They overclocked pretty well for their time. The 3GHz barrier was still a bit of a challenge, but easier to pass those days. Also, as other members have pointed out, the motherboard is quite an issue. Aside from the minor bug with the 9600, I don't see what the problem was. 60*C means the CPU HSF wasn't making good contact. Or, maybe you got a bad chip. Just because one CPU does poorly doesn't mean it's entire category "sucks". If you like intel over AMD, I understand, but that doesn't make intel better.
The Phenom I's were solid in their time. Now is the time for Phenom II, much better chips.

The Phenoms did not clock as well as their intel counterparts. (At least, not until the introduction of SB750)
They were also slightly slower clock for clock and produced more heat/consumed more power.

They were competitive, but clearly inferior


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