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AMD Phenom II x4 920

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Pheonicks56, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Pheonicks56

    Pheonicks56 Kilobyte Poster

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    Well I finally decided to upgrade my processor since I built my computer about three years ago. I unfortunately went with AMD's AM2 architecture and got a single core proc, this was right before the Intel core 2 duo boom hit. Well I didn't see it coming and have had no good upgrade path until the Phenom II. I can't wait for my new quad core to get here, I know it's not going to hold water to the i7s but it's going to be smoking compared to my old AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Orleans 2.4GHz. Can't wait to get it OCed to at least 3Ghz on air.
     
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  2. oztrailrider

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    Sweet upgrade. The Phenom II I think has earned AMD a fair emount of the respect it lost with the original Phenom. I think it shows that the original Phenom wasn't terrible, the consensus is that they didn't have enough room to fit enough L3 cache on the 65nm process.

    I think if I was going to build a new system it would be an Phenom II X3 720. They seem to be offering excellent value for money. Enjoy the new CPU!.
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    I have my C2D 3GHz running at 4 and my pc isn't even breaking a sweat and this is air cooled.

    Have you not thought about switching to Intel as imo they are far superior:D
     
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  4. Pheonicks56

    Pheonicks56 Kilobyte Poster

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    Ah I did think about swapping to the Intel team, unfortunately that would require buying a new Mobo, and the new DDR3 RAM along with the Proc. At the moment, all I could afford is a simple proc. upgrade, later I'll get a new AM2+ Mobo that'll take full advantage of the new proc, right now I have an old M2N-SLI Deluxe socket AM2.
     
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